Living Well Taking Control has been commissioned to deliver the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme across St Helens.
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:
Bethany Medical Centre
The Bowery Medical Centre
The Crossroads Surgery
Dr Breach & Partners (Haydock Medical Centre)
Dr James & Partners (Market Street Surgery)
Dr Rahil's Surgery
Eccleston Medical Centre
Ferguson/Berrymead Family Medical Centre
Four Acre Health Centre
Hall Street Medical Centre
Holly Bank Surgery
Kenneth MacRae Medical Centre
Lime Grove Surgery
Lingholm Health Centre
Longton Medical Centre
Mill Street Mecical Centre
Newton Community Hospital Practice
Newton Medical Centre
Ormskirk House Surgery
Park House Surgery
Patterdale Lodge Group Practice
Phoenix Medical Centre
Rainbow Medical Centre
Rainford Health Centre
Rainhill Village Surgery
Sandfield Medical Centre
Sherdley Medical Centre
The Spinney Medical Centre
“There is no need to count calories or become obsessed with your diet. All you have to do is follow a few basic guidelines for healthy eating and make different food choices.” John read more
“I would highly recommend the programme. The group sessions are informative, sociable and enjoyable.” Geoffrey read more
The Living Well Taking Control Coordinator for your area is:
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?
Take a Risk Assessment
Find out whether you are within the recommended weight range for your height
If you are overweight, adjust your diet to reduce weight
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
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:
“Kevin came to the first week with a very negative attitude – after an hour he said: ‘Have we finished? I want my fry up.’ – but after six weeks he is still coming and doing well. He has lost over a stone.” Kevin read more
“This course has had a positive impact on my life. I am much more aware of the importance of having and maintaining a healthy lifestyle now.” Alan read more