St Helens

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

Billinge Surgery

The Bowery Medical Centre

Central Surgery

Cornerstone Surgery

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

Garswood Surgery

Hall Street Medical Centre

Holly Bank Surgery

Kenneth MacRae Medical Centre

Lime Grove Surgery

Lingholm Health Centre

Longton Medical Centre

Mill Street Mecical Centre

Newholme Surgery

Newton Community Hospital Practice

Newton Medical Centre

Ormskirk House Surgery

Park House Surgery

Parkfield 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 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?



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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:

“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