Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP)

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COVID-19: This service continues to accept routine referrals. The service is now delivered entirely remotely, through telephone calls and internet resources. 

Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) is a face-to-face and tailored behavioural change programme available to people who are found to be pre-diabetic on their blood tests (HbA1c 42-47 mmol/mol).

The nine-month programme offers patients advice on diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle through a range of support including sessions, motivational interviewing and digital elements including an app with videos. It is delivered over 13 sessions with a minimum of 16 hours of contact time. 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 north central London STP  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

EMIS form Download Form

Referral methods: Email

GPs can refer by EMIS form or telephone.

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

e: scwcsu.ncl@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.  

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