Your local Healthier You programme is provided by Living Well Taking Control. The aim of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (DPP) is to help local patients improve their knowledge, ability and confidence whilst offering the support needed to make positive lifestyle choices.

For GPs 

How to refer

You can refer patients to the NHS DPP directly through the general practice clinical system. Send patient referrals to our secure email account.

Referral criteria

To be eligible for the programme, patients must meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 18 and over

  • Not pregnant on referral  

  • Have a valid blood measurement taken within 12 months of referral

  • Patients must have blood measurement including:

 1.  HbA1c of 42 – 47 mmol/mol (6.0 – 6.4%)

2.  FPG of 5.5 – 6.9 mmol/l

3.  Oral Glucose Tolerance Testing (OGTT) two hour post 75 gram glucose load glucose value ≥7.8 and <11.1 mmol/l

For patients

How to enrol 

If you think you at risk of Type 2 diabetes, or are showing the symptoms, speak to your doctor so they can arrange an assessment. 

If you qualify, you will enrol on the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. 

This support programme gives you everything you need to lead a healthier life - helping you to eat better and move more. 

Session are run by local health coaches in your local area. 

You will also have access to an app to keep track of your health goals. 

Get in touch with your GP today to find out more and enrol on the programme.

Where the sessions take place

To protect participants and coaches during the Coronavirus pandemic, we are changing the way we deliver the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. Participants will be invited to access remote sessions delivered by their coach via the internet, or via landline telephone from the comfort of their own home. 

Once Coronavirus social distancing measures have been lifted, face-to-face group sessions will be delivered in the local community as normal. In future, this section will include an interactive map showing where we deliver group sessions in your local community. We often deliver group sessions in venues such as libraries, community halls, places of worship and general practices.



l Coach & Co-ordinator for West Dorset 

Fleur ensures the programme in the West Dorset region runs smoothly. As coordinator she takes responsibility for the entire programme in the region and has extensive experience as a nutritionist. 


Local Coach

Inez heads up our East Dorset programme. Inez helps to drive the programme by overseeing all activity for the region and implementing new initiatives ensuring our programme is at the cutting edge of educational support. She also encourages and inspires others to live a healthy a positive lifestyle.  


Local Coach

Maria is a key member of the East Dorset and Purbeck team. With many years’ experience teaching and in clinical nutrition, she helps drive our disease prevention programme by supporting all staff. Maria also heads up new initiatives in the region ensuring our patients and partners receive the best service possible.