Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP)

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The Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) is a tailored, behavioural intervention programme to support a healthy weight and active lifestyle to significantly reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It's available to those who are found to be pre-diabetic on their blood tests (HbA1c 42-47 mmol/mol).

Patients are offered a one-to-one assessment and then group sessions over 7 weeks, followed by four monthly group maintenance sessions. Participants also receive one-to-one progress review sessions with a health and wellbeing coach.

Most people who are eligible for the programme do not speak English as a first language and, as such, should not be referred through mail-shots. See leaflets in other languages below.

IT Tools are available to support the referral of patients to the programme.

Eligibility criteria


  • Aged 18 years and over
  • Registered with a Camden GP practice
  • HbA1c between 42-47 mmol/mol (6.0-6.4%) or Fasting Plasma Glucose between 5.5-6.9 mmols/l within the last 12 months
  • Not pregnant
  • Able to take part in light/moderate physical activity

How to refer

This form can be sent by: Email

GPs can refer by EMIS form or telephone.

Complete the EMIS referral form (download the EMIS invite here).

e: scwcsu.cihdppreferrals@nhs.net

t: 0333 577 3010

Please note that patients with language requirements should not be referred through email. This is so that the provider can ensure that there is an appropriate coach available to call the patient when the referral is received.  

General Contact Details

t: 0333 577 3010

e: diabetespp@camdenccg.nhs.uk

w: http://www.preventing-diabetes.co.uk

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