NHS DPP wave 1

Healthier You: The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme will identify those at high risk of diabetes and refer them onto a behaviour change programme. Those referred will get personalised help to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes including education on healthy eating and lifestyle, help to lose weight and bespoke physical exercise programmes.

The programme started in 2016 with a first wave of 27 areas covering 26 million people, and making up to 20,000 places available.

The areas in wave 1 are:

  1. Newham
  2. West London
  3. Oldham
  4. East Midlands
  5. Camden
  6. Sefton
  7. Leeds
  8. Worcestershire
  9. Cheshire and the Wirral
  10. Cumbria
  11. Dudley
  12. St Helens
  13. Greater Lincolnshire
  14. East and North Hertfordshire
  15. Bury
  16. Berkshire
  17. Norfolk and Norwich
  18. Rochdale
  19. South London
  20. Essex
  21. South East
  22. Birmingham
  23. Derbyshire
  24. Herefordshire
  25. Cambridge and Peterborough
  26. County Durham
  27. Sheffield

Over a minimum of nine months patients will be offered at least 13 education and exercise sessions of one to two hours, at least 16 hours face to face or 1-to-1 in total.

Four providers (Reed Momenta, Pulse Healthcare Limited trading as ICS Health and Wellbeing, Health Exchange CIC and Ingeus UK Limited) have been chosen to join the NHS Provider Framework and local health services will work with their chosen provider/s to deliver a service for their area.

The wave 1 sites were chosen as they already had significant infrastructure in place to support volumes of referrals from the start.