Living Well Taking Control has been commissioned to deliver the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme across Dorset.

If you are over 18 years old and have had a blood test within the last 12 months which indicates you are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes (the most recent blood test will be used) then your GP may refer you to the programme.


GP practices are currently working to identify eligible patients.


If you have any questions regarding your risk of developing diabetes please contact your GP practice.  

GP practices currently referring to the programme include:

Dorchester Road Surgery

Royal Crescent & Preston Road

Bridges Medical Centre

Abbotsbury Road Surgery

Royal Manor Health Care

Cross Road Surgery

Wyke Regis & Lanehouse

Cerne Abbas Practice

Cornwall Road Practice

Prince of Wales Road Practice

Queens Avenue Surgery

Atrium Health Centre

Puddletown Surgery

Fordington Surgery

Milton Abbas Surgery

Talbot Medical Centre 

The Village Surgery

The Banks and Bearwood

Alma Partnership

Leybourne Surgery

Kinson Road Surgery

Providence Surgery

Shelley Manor Medical Centre

Beaufort Road Surgery

Southborne Surgery

Marine & Oakridge Surgery

Littledown Surgery

Lyme Regis Medical Centre

Lyme Bay Surgery

Barton House Surgery

Charmouth Medical Centre

Portesham Surgery

Bridport Medical Centre

The Tollard Practice

Moordown Medical Centre

Denmark Road Medical Centre

St Albans Medical Centre

The Panton (Gervis Road)

Woodlea House Surgery

James Fisher Medical Practice

The Grove Medical Centre

Stour Surgery

The Christchurch Medical Practice

The Living Well Taking Control Coordinator for your area is:

Sally Thornley

Sally has a team of Facilitators working with her, who carry out assessments, run group sessions and support participants throughout the programme.

What can I do myself?



  • Ensure you are taking the recommended amount of exercise - 'sedentary is the new smoking!'  research shows that being sedentary poses a significant risk to health

Useful links:

Farmhouse Surgery

Highcliffe Medical Centre

Heatherview Medical Centre

Westbourne Medical Centre

Poole Road Medical Centre

Lilliput Surgery

Wessex Road Surgery

Parkstone Health Centre

The Adam Practice

Longfleet House Surgery

Poole Town Surgery

Carlisle House Surgery

Evergreen Oak Surgery

Dr Newman's Practice

Rosemary Medical Practice

The Hadleigh Practice

Birchwood Medical Centre

The Harvey Practice

Canford Heath Group Practice

The Verwood Practice

The Cranborne Surgery

West Moors Group Practice

Walford Mill Medical Centre

The Old Dispensary

Quarter Jack Surgery

Penny's Hill Practice

Corbin Avenue Surgery

Orchid House Surgery

Apples Medical Centre

Bute House Surgery

Blackmore Vale

Yetminster Health Centre

Stallbridge Surgery

Eagle House Practice

Whitecliff Group Practice

Gillingham Medical Practice

Newland Surgery

Bere Regis Practice

Wellbridge Surgery

Sandford Surgery

Wareham Health Centre

Corfe Castle Surgery

Swanage Health Centre

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We are currently using the following venues for LWTC group sessions in Dorset:



Dorford Centre 


Dorchester Cricket Club


Weymouth Library


Pelhams Community Centre

BH10 7LH

Christchurch Library

BH23 1AW

The Barrington Centre Ferndown

BH22 9TH

Lytchett Matravers Village Hall

BH16 6DF

Evergreen Oak Surgery

BH14 0HU

Lyme Regis Medical Centre


Bridport Medical Centre


St Andrews Church Hall Charmouth


The Spire Poole

BH15 1DJ

Shaftsbury Heritage Suite


St Mary's Church Hall

BH22 9EU

Broadstone Community Centre

BH18 8AB

The Life Centre Winton


Digby Memorial Hall, Sherbourne


The Hub Verwood

BH31 7QE

Blandford United Reformed Church Hall

DT11 7DQ

Shelley Medical Centre


Vicarage School Rooms


Westbourne Medical Centre




We aim to deliver our sessions in convenient locations for our participants, so whenever we have enough people enrolled on the programme in a location that is not already covered, we add a new venue.