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NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has today backed a scheme that lets overweight football fans train at their club’s stadium, encouraging them to get fit and live a healthier, more active life. Five clubs from the English Football League Trust are already taking part in the Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme, first run […]
Hundreds of thousands of people will receive NHS help to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes under radical action set out by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, today. Very low calorie diets that have been shown to put Type 2 Diabetes in remission in those recently diagnosed with the condition will be trialled […]
Tens of thousands of people with Type 1 diabetes across the country will benefit from life changing glucose monitors on the NHS. To coincide with World Diabetes Day, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, is announcing action to end the current variation patients in some parts of the country are facing to access Freestyle […]
Every NHS hospital has agreed to cut sales of sugary drinks on their premises as part of NHS England action to curb rising levels of obesity. All 227 trusts across England have pledged to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened drinks to 10% or less of their total drinks sales. Growing numbers of hospitals have signed up […]
Flagship NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme exceeds expectations as patients shed the weight of 15 double cheese burgers
More than half of overweight patients who routinely attended sessions on the NHS Type 2 diabetes prevention programme achieved an average weight loss equivalent to nearly 15 double cheese burgers, new data has revealed. So far well over 50% of people have completed the flagship scheme after attending at least eight support sessions over a […]
Sugary drinks will be further removed from NHS canteens, shops and vending machines during 2018. The NHS is taking action on sugar, with almost two thirds of NHS trusts now signed up to a voluntary scheme to reduce sales of sugary drinks to 10 per cent or less of sold beverages. Some NHS Trusts have […]
NHS diabetes prevention programme exceeds expectations and more than 110,000 people ‘at risk’ offered help
A flagship NHS diabetes prevention scheme has succeeded in signing up significantly more people than expected according to a comprehensive progress report published today (20 December) in leading academic health journal, Diabetic Medicine. The report which is co-authored by experts from NHS England, Public Heath England and the charity Diabetes UK, charts the positive impact […]
Thousands of people set to access diabetes and obesity prevention services through the touch of a button
NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK have teamed up with leading companies from the tech sector as the battle against obesity and Type 2 diabetes goes digital. More than 5,000 people are expected to benefit from a pilot project, which will see five companies and eight areas of the country test drive a […]
Hospitals have been ordered to take super-size chocolate bars and “grab bags” of sugary snacks off of the shelves in the latest step of the NHS plan to fight obesity, diabetes and tooth-decay. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens has announced a 250 calorie limit on confectionary sold in hospital canteens, stores, vending machines and […]
The head of NHS England, Simon Stevens, has announced 13 new areas are now live and ready to offer a leading NHS prevention programme to patients identified at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Wave 2 of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is part of a wider package of measures to support people […]