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From April 2021 this practice will be included in the National Diabetes Prevention Programme. The aim of this project is to prevent new cases of diabetes. Patients who have had had 2 raised blood glucose measurements in the last 2 years may receive an invitation letter to take part. IMPORTANT – THIS IS NOT A SCAM AND WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO TAKE PART IF YOU RECEIVE A LETTER. The NHS have asked a company called Reed Wellbeing to manage the course and it is proven tool. There is no need to call the surgery – all the answers can be found by calling Reed Wellbeing support team on 0800092119
The criteria for the programme is as follows
What is the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP)?
The NHS DPP is a behaviour change programme that helps those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes significantly reduce their chances of getting the disease. Participants receive support to change their lifestyle in a friendly and supportive group environment, facilitated by specialist staff trained in behaviour change and diabetes prevention and recruited from the local community.
Who is eligible?
Adult 18+, not pregnant at referral
Blood glucose in the past 24 months that indicates prediabetes (HbA1c 42-47 mmol/mol; FPG 5.5 – 6.9 mmol/l)
No subsequent diagnosis of type 2 diabetes
Research shows there are certain risk factors that increase the possibility of becoming severely ill with Covid- 19:
Black, Asian or Ethnic Minority Group
History of high HbA1c
The NHS DPP can support all eligible patients from different communities and ethnicities to reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes and also from severe effects and possible death from Covid-19.
Each patient has the following options once referred:
Attend a group session via remote video conference – need computer, smartphone or tablet with access to internet
Attend a group session via telephone group call
Be offered a fully digital programme – requires smart phone, tablet and access to internet
All patients will receive free resources once committed to attending the Diabetes Prevention Programme
How to refer?
Send eligible patients a letter suggesting they call Reed Wellbeing if they have been previously referred in the past 24 months
Completing the electronic referral form through the clinical system
Self-referral route via an online risk tool – DUK
Your Reed Wellbeing contact is: Jon Scott, Operations Manager
Email: Jon Scott – Reed Wellbeing (Jonathan.firstname.lastname@example.org)