What is the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme? 

The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is a national scheme set up by NHS England. It is a free behaviour change programme aimed at patients who have been identified as at risk of developing diabetes (patients with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia). This tailored healthy nutrition and exercise support programme aims to delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. It is provided locally by Thrive Tribe.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Registered to a GP practice in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough
  • Not have been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes​
  • Aged 18+​
  • Have had a blood test completed within past 12 months​
  • Have a HbA1c test score of 42 – 47.9 mmol/mol (6.0% - 6.4%) OR a FPG test result of level 5.5mmol/mol – 6.9 mmol/mol​
  • Previous GDM – HbA1c < 42 mmol/mol or FPG below 5.5
  • Pt over 80 years - discussion whether the benefits of programme outweigh the potential risks of weight loss.

How can I refer patients to the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme? 

You can refer your patients individually by:​

1) Informing patients of their NHS number, HbA1c result and date (within the last 12 months) so that the  patient can contact Thrive Tribe via www.healthieryou.org.uk


2) Completing a referral form through your GP Practice system (SystmOne/EMIS) and emailing this to healthier.you@nhs.net


Related Documents

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Other languages

The programme is available in English, Urdu, Punjabi, Polish, French and Spanish. However bespoke groups (eg Lithuanian or Romanian) can be organised if there is demand.​

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