Welcome to Healthier You:

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

If you are currently on the Healthier you: NDPP programme please call us on 0345 999 0004

Been referred by your healthcare professional? Click here

There are 3.9 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or the insulin it does produce doesn’t work properly (insulin resistance). It can be a combination of both. 

Diabetes can cause serious long-term health problems. It’s a leading cause of vision loss in people of working age. It’s also responsible for most cases of kidney failure and lower limb amputation (other than accidents). People with diabetes are at least twice as likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke than those without diabetes. It’s therefore essential to be diagnosed as early as possible because Type 2 diabetes is likely to get worse if left untreated. 

The risk of Type 2 diabetes can be reduced by getting support to lose weight (where appropriate), getting more physically active and eating healthy food. Furthermore, the risk of COVID-19 related in-hospital death is doubled by Type 2 diabetes. 

Your local Healthier You service has a range of personalised support to help you do just that. From helping you eat well, to tips on weight loss and physical activity, the service is here to support you on your journey back to a Healthier You. To help you keep focused and motivated on your goals, you’ll have 9 months FREE access to trained health coaches, and you’ll be able to meet other people in your area who are also trying to reduce their risk of Type 2 diabetes. Although the programme is normally delivered in groups at different times and locations, right now it’s offered over telephone or group video conference, or online through apps and websites



Eligibility criteria to join the programme

  • Aged 18 years and over
  • Registered with a GP practice in one of our delivery areas
  • High glucose levels - Find out what this means here
  •  Either a HbA1c reading of 42-47 or a Know Your Risk score of 16+
  • Not pregnant
  • Able to take part in light/moderate physical activity
  • Not diagnosed as already having Type 2 diabetes

What areas are covered? Currently, we provide our Diabetes Prevention Programmes in 8 locations across England.

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Birmingham & Solihull
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Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire
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Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly
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North, East & West Cumbria
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Frimley Health

Slough, Ascot, Bracknell, Maidenhead, Surrey Heath, Farnborough, Yateley,  Aldershot, Fleet and Farnham

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North East

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, North Durham, Durham, Darlington, Teesside, Hambleton, Richmondshire, Whitby

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Coventry & Warwickshire
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  •  Access to specificed Diabetes Prevention Workbook to support you for 9 months.  
  • 1:1 support and motivation throughout their journey, with members able to access a coach via 24/7 chat, connect and social media.  
  • WellnessWinsTM - To inspire healthy habits, WellnessWins, rewards members for small, everyday behaviours that are proven to lead to healthier habits
  • Partnership with Headspace - Mindset is an essential part of overall wellness,
  • FitPoints 2.0 - Encourages activity choices based on what will have the greatest impact on an individual’s health and wellness.
  • Dedicated Type 2 Connect Groups
  • Weight tracker enabling you to log your weekly weight and see progress.
  • An up to date food database of over 100,000 basic, branded and restaurant choices, at their   fingertips which includes foods suitable for all cultural needs
  • Barcode scanning functionality that enables you to simply scan a barcode of any packaged food, instantly see the SmartPoints value of it for easy calculation and tracking
  • A comprehensive library of content including articles and video formats on behaviour change advice and tactics, how to cooking skills, activity motivation and inspiration, and fitness videos and wellbeing ideas.
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Workshop + Digital

(Current provided remotely)

  • All the same benefits of digital and more
  • You’ll be invited to join a local WW Workshop that you can attend weekly for up to 9 months, where you will receive expert guidance and support from trained WW Coaches.
  • You’ll eat what you love, with our proven SmartPoints® system that will guide you towards healthier eating.
  • You’ll receive content and videos tailored to type 2 diabetes risk reduction.
  • You’ll learn to think in new ways to focus on what matters to achieve your goals.
  • You’ll find what moves you, so you can feel strong and be proud of what your body can do.
  • You’ll be part of a community, with 24/7 Online Coach support; and join a group of like-minded people in our social network, Connect.
  • Access to dedicated remote workshops weekly
  • Can access via app, desktop or telephone

How to join?

 If you have been told you are at risk of diabetes and meet the criteria, you can access the local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service in the following ways:


  • A referral from your GP or nurse
  • A referral from a Health Check professional
  • Carried out the Diabetes UK Know Your Risk tool.
  • Received a letter from your surgery inviting you to join the Healthier You programme? 

Call us on 0345 999 0003 or register below:


As part of your Digital Healthier You journey
the NHS require you to submit your weight every 3 months choose below how you'd like to do this.
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At Home
  1. Take a picture of your weight from your scales at home
  2. Send picture to ww.healthieryou@nhs.net including your H No:XXXXXX
  3. Add your weight onto your digital account.
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WW Workshop
  1. Find your local here
  2. Visit your chosen WW Workshop and ask to be weighed as part of the WW digital NDPP programme. Show them your WW reference number starting with H007.
  3. Add your weight onto your digital account.
  4. How do I log into the digital platform? 


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Lloyds Pharmacy

1. Find your local here 

2. Visit your chosen Pharmacy and ask to be weighed as part of the WW digital NDPP programme. Show them your WW reference number starting with H007.

3. Add your weight onto your digital account.


Physical Activity

Been referred by your healthcare professional?

How to contact us?

To find out more about our local Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme service, email us on ww.healthieryou@nhs.net or call us on 0345 999 0003 

For more information about the science behind WW- click here

How we use you data- click here

NHS DPP Resources