Update on the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP)
The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) was launched in England on Thursday 12 March 2015 as a collaborative programme between NHS England, PHE and Diabetes UK. Seven initial demonstrator sites have been selected to implement the first phase of the programme and represent a portfolio of diverse geographic and population characteristics. These are:
- Birmingham South and Central clinical commissioning group (CCG)
- Bradford City CCG
- Durham County Council
- Herefordshire CCG and local authority
- Medway CCG and local authority
- Salford CCG and local authority
- Southwark Council and CCG
These demonstrator sites will test the real-world applications of the approaches described in the randomised controlled trials. A national rollout is planned from April 2016 with a goal to have 10,000 high-risk individuals from demonstrator sites enrolled onto the programme in 2015-16.
In parallel, a national procurement exercise is underway and we witnessed around 50 organisations attend the provider day on 19 May 2015. The discussions in the room highlighted the excitement and buzz around this programme.
NHS Health Check will play an integral role in identifying high-risk individuals onto this programme and we are engaged with the team to make this happen.