Referring onto the programme

Your local Healthier You programme can significantly reduce your patient’s risk of developing Type 2 diabetes through positive changes to their diet, weight and the amount of physical activity they do.

How to refer onto the programme 

If you’re a GP or health professional in one of our locations below, you can refer patients at risk of Type 2 diabetes to our Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme if they meet the eligibility criteria. To refer onto this programme please select your location from the list below.

Who’s eligible?

Your patient is eligible if they are able to take part in light exercise and meets the following criteria: 

  • HbA1c results between 42–47.9mmol/mol (6.0–6.4%), or Fasting Plasma Glucose [FPG] results between 5.5-6.9 mmols/l dated, within the last 12 months. If the patient has a history of Gestational Diabetes (GDM), they are eligible without the need for a blood test. The previous GDM diagnosis must be indicated under the ‘Referral Information’ section.
  • The patient does not have type 2 diabetes – if a reading is in the diabetic range (HbA1c ≥48 or FPG ≥7), the individual is not eligible. If two blood test readings are provided on the referral and one is in the diabetic range, you will be asked to confirm the patient is not being treated as diabetic. 
  • The patient is registered with a GP practice within one of our contract areas, is not pregnant, and is aged 18 years or over. 
  • There is no medical reason why this patient should not take part in a programme that includes light-moderate physical activity. 
  • The patient must not have a diagnosed active eating disorder. If the patient has a history of an eating disorder which is currently inactive, the referring GP must only refer if they deem the patient will be safe on a behaviour change programme with significant nutrition input. 
  • The patient must not have had bariatric surgery in the last 2 years even if the surgery has been reversed. 
  • The patient must not be identified as having moderate or severe frailty. 

Our locations

Find out more about your area below. If your area isn’t listed, you can find out who delivers your local Healthier You service here.

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