Southport and Formby

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

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:

Ainsdale & Birkdale

Ainsdale Medical Centre

Ainsdale Village Surgery

Grange Surgery

Lincoln House Surgery


Central Southport

Cumberland House Surgery
Curzon Road Medical Practice

St Marks Medical Centre
Kew Surgery

Trinity Practice

North Southport

Norwood Surgery

Churchtown Medical Centre

Roe Lane Surgery

The Corner Surgery (Dr Mulla)

The Marshside Surgery (Dr Wainwright)



​Chapel Lane Surgery

The Living Well Taking Control Coordinator for your area is:

Katie Derrick

Katie 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:

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:

NHS DPP LWTC Sessions in Sefton