Supporting the DHSC: Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

    UK Meds provides you with all you need to know about the Department of Health & Social Care campaign Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

    Key Takeaways

    Free Programme for Healthier Living:

    • The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is a free initiative by NHS England and Diabetes UK to help people eat healthier, manage weight, and stay active.

    Main Goals:

    • The programme aims to raise awareness about type 2 diabetes, educate about its causes and complications, identify individuals at risk, and help healthcare professionals refer eligible people to the programme.

    Support from UK Meds:

    • UK Meds supports the programme by providing educational content about diabetes prevention, offering medications for diabetes management, and spreading awareness of the programme through campaigns organised by the Department of Health and Social Care.

    What is the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme?

    The Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is a free initiative offered in partnership with NHS England and Diabetes UK. It aims to help individuals adopt healthier eating habits, manage their weight, and become more active through a sustained lifestyle change programme. This programme is delivered locally and typically in groups, but it can also be accessed via telephone, group video conferences, or online through apps and websites.

    DHSC - Diabetes Prevention Programme

    What does the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme aim to achieve?

    The primary goals of the Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme are:

    • Raise Awareness: 

    Increase public and healthcare professionals' awareness of the Healthier You programme.

    • Educate on Causes and Complications: 

    Inform about the causes of type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with it.

    • Identify At-Risk Individuals:

    Highlight those who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and provide them with information and resources.

    • Support Referrals: 

    Ensure healthcare professionals, including GPs, practice nurses, and pharmacists, are aware of how to refer eligible individuals to the programme.

    How can UK Meds help?

    UK Meds provides educational content about diabetes and the prevention of diabetes, as well as medications that support people with diabetes. UK Meds is also dedicated to providing support to campaigns organised by the Department of Health and Social Care and will aim to spread awareness of this and future campaigns.

    Sources

    Healthier You NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme | Department of Health and Social Care - GOV.UK

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