Living Well Taking Control has been commissioned to deliver the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme across Solihull.
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 through the NHS Health Checks programme or through reviewing patients on the register.
If you have any questions regarding your risk of developing diabetes please contact your GP practice.
The Living Well Taking Control Director for your area is:
Luke manages a team of Facilitators, who carry out assessments, run group sessions and support participants throughout the programme.
What can I do myself?
GP practices currently referring to the programme include:
Arden Medical Centre
Arran Medical Centre
BADGER Out of Hours Service
Balsall Common & Meriden Group Practice
Balsall Common ENT Clinic
Bernays & Whitehouse Group Practice
Bosworth Medical Centre
Chester Road Surgery
Church Road Surgery
Community Dermatology Service
Coventry Road Practice
Croft Medical Centre
Diabetes Intermed Clinic
Grafton Road Surgery
Green Lane Surgery
Haslucks Green Medical Centre
Hobs Moat Medical Centre
Kingshurst Medical Practice
LD Psychiatry Service
Manor House Lane Surgery
Marie Curie Solihull Community Team
Northbrook Health Centre
Parkfield Medical Centre
Richmond Medical Centre
Shared Care Clinic
Single Point of Access (SPA)
Solihull Healthcare & Walk-in Centre
Solihull Healthcare WIC
Solihull Substance Misuse Service
St Margarets Medical Practice
The Castle Practice
The Jacey Practice
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A wide range of people, with a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes in common, are on, or have completed, the NHSDPP programme delivered by LWTC in Solihull.
Here are some of their stories:
“The course has been very helpful. It has made me more aware of what I need to do to control insulin levels.” Gaynor read more
We are currently using the following venues for LWTC group sessions in Solihull:
Bishops Wilson Community Hub
Bosworth Community Centre
Solihull, B37 5DP
Coleshill Heath Primary School Community Hub
169A Warwick Road
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.
“I have learnt a lot about the meaning of diabetes. The programme has helped me to change my lifestyle.” Jackie read more
“I would recommend the programme to make people aware of the dangers of what we eat and the need to change our lifestyles, because diabetes is different for everyone.” Sandra read more