Diabetes Prevention Programme

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The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is a face-to-face and tailored behavioural change programme available to people who are found to be at risk of Type 2 diabetes on their blood tests (HbA1c 42-47mmol/mol) or patients with a past diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). It has been provided in NCL by Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) since August 2022.

The nine-month programme offers patients advice on diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle through a range of support, including sessions, motivational interviewing, and digital elements, including an app with videos. It is delivered face-to-face (group sessions), or digitally (one-to-one app-based coaching) by LWTC's digital partner Liva Healthcare. More information can be found on LWTC's website in Resources.

Many people who are eligible for the programme do not speak English as a first language and, as such, should not be referred through mail-shots.

Please see the NDPP guide to EMIS searches under the downloads section below for more information on how to run EMIS searches for eligible patients.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact LWTC's Compliance & GP Liaison Officer for the NDPP within NCL:
e: luke.frampton@nhs.net 

NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme: Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) Pathway

Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) would like to promote it's new NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) self-register pathway for GDM patients.

Historic GDM patients can now self-register on the NDPP with LWTC via the online self-registration form.

The key pieces of information required for a patient to fill in on the GDM form is their personal details, NHS number and GP surgery info. More information and the NDPP GDM pathway can be seen in the GDM specific leaflet and on the Gestational Diabetes website.

HealtheIntent dashboard

A HealtheIntent diabetes prevention dashboard is available for primary care use. The diabetes dashboard can be found on the HealtheIntent website, under the Reports tab, entitled NDPP – National Diabetes Prevention Programme Dashboard.

The dashboard can be used to case-find eligible patients to be referred to the NDPP. The dashboard can also be used to track eligible patient progress, including invitations, referrals and programme completions.

CPD-accredited training

The Royal College of GPs (RCGP) has developed an e-learning module on the NDPP for GPs, practice nurses and other practice staff. 

The free 30-minute module is CPD-accredited and covers: 

  • what non-diabetic hyperglycaemia is
  • what the NDPP is
  • how it works
  • who is eligible.

It can be accessed by creating a free account on the RCGP learning site. 

Eligibility Criteria


  • aged 18+
  • women with a past diagnosis of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and a normoglycaemic blood reading within the last 12 months (see Downloads for more information on GDM inclusion from NHS England)
  • registered with an NCL STP GP practice
  • not pregnant
  • able to take part in light/moderate physical activity
  • HbA1c between 42-47 mmol/mol (6.0-6.4%) or Fasting Plasma Glucose between 5.5-6.9 mmols/l within the last 12 months.

How to Refer


For patients with language requirements, refer by phone.

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the form National Diabetes Prevention Programme Referral - NCL and send to hex.ndpp.ncl@nhs.net. See the referrer information sheet for more details.

When received, the admin team will input the referral onto the service database. The patient will then be allocated to their local health coach. Please ensure that the patient is fully aware of their referral to join the service.

Please note: Patients with language requirements should not be referred through email. This is so that the provider can ensure that there is an appropriate coach available to call the patient when the referral is received, see telephone referrals above.

Where to find the form

  • Barnet: BAR Global Documents > Referral Forms (BAR Global) 
  • Camden: Camden Global Documents > Diabetes
  • Enfield: ENF Global Documents > Diabetes Prevention Programme
  • Haringey: HAR Global Documents > Diabetes Prevention Programme
  • Islington: ISL Global Documents > Diabetes Prevention Programme


Patients can self-register onto the programme, the link for this is on the LWTC website above. Patients must have their NHS number, recent blood glucose result (HbA1c or FPG) and date to fill in the form completely. 

If GP practices send out emails/texts to inform patients of their eligibility for the NDPP, please include their blood glucose results and date, along with this link so that the patient can self-register onto the programme. 

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Referrer information sheet (September 2022)

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NDPP GDM Leaflet

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NDPP guide to EMIS searches

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LWTC & LIVA General Practice Combined Leaflet

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Patient invitation letter (LWTC)

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NDPP primary care script (LWTC)

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NDPP GP information sheet (LWTC)

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NDPP in-depth GP information sheet (LWTC)

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NDPP patient information leaflet (LWTC)

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Review date: Saturday, 15 March 2025