These resources have been put together to support the setup, delivery and management of the Healthier You, NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. More resources will be added in due course.
NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) – Revised guidance
This guidance details changes to and provides clarity on, eligibility and blood test arrangements. The content has been developed following consultations with participating NHS DPP local health economies and framework providers. These changes will duly be incorporated into the NHS DPP service specification. CCG Chief Officers, Clinical Directors and Medical Directors should share with all relevant staff in primary care and all those making referrals to the NHS DPP. The changes described in this paper will take effect from 3 April 2017.
Behavioural insights offer
The behavioural insights offer document sets out the opportunity to use the behavioural insight (BI) team in the Department of Health and Public Health England to support the delivery of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP). It gives some examples of how useful BI is in improving uptake and supporting behaviour change interventions. This document is targeted at providers and commissioners of NHS DPP at the local level.
Comparison of Weight Management Service (WMS) and NHS DPP
This paper compares the eligibility criteria for the weight management programmes and NHS Diabetes Prevention programmes. It clearly sets out that the category of people who would be eligible for each service and their proportion in the population. It makes the case that the two services are different and local investment in weight management services should continue. It is targeted at NHS DPP area commissioners and health economies decision makers.
Point of Care Testing (POCT) paper
This paper is a guide on the use of POCT equipment in the NHS DPP. It lists the advantages and the disadvantages. It is written to show how POCT can be used to identify the target group and improve uptake. It is targeted at NHS DPP Providers.
This flowchart describes the pathway for the DPP patient through various referral channels. It shows all the criteria for selection into the programme and the pathway through the programme including the pathway for people who are not eligible for the programme. It is targeted at health professionals who could encounter people who are at risk.
Primary care toolkit for health economies
This document provides a guide on how primary health care economies can engage with the NHS DPP. It provides all the information they need including templates to help the process of identifying, and inviting patients into the programme. It is targeted at health professionals and NHS DPP providers.
First wave areas
This is the list of the 27 first wave areas of the NHS DPP. It includes all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Local Authorities and other partners that are involved in providing the NHS DPP to their area.
Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme Impact Analysis
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NHS England has produced an Impact Analysis of implementing the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. This document supports the investment in the provision of services for 2016/17 until 2020. It is important to note that the analysis was produced in February 2016, prior to the completion of a procurement process which put in place a framework of national providers. Therefore it uses potential cost scenarios, rather than actual costs.
The Impact Analysis presents evidence of the expected costs and benefits of the service available at the time it was produced. The modelling which informs and underpins the report was undertaken by the University of Sheffield’s School of Health and Related Research department. That team continues to develop the model and will be updating it to reflect new evidence about costs, developments in modelling and other significant learning from the NHS DPP.