About | Healthier You | Diabetes Prevention Programme (2024)

We provide tailored, personalised support to reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. You’ll have the chance to learn about healthy eating, losing weight and exercising. This combination of lifestyle changes is proven to help prevent the disease.

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Sign up for a patient information session

Would you like to hear more about the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme and how we could support you in reducing your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes? Then why not sign up to one of our upcoming Patient Information Sessions. This programme is a free service for people living with prediabetes and those who have a history of gestational diabetes. The programme combines specialist nutrition, psychology and physical activity to promote long term behaviour change.

Click the button below to join our information session and find out how you can reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes

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You are eligible for the programme if you’re:

  • Aged over 18
  • Registered with a GP in one of our locations
  • Not pregnant(unless you currently have Gestational Diabetes)
  • Able to do light/moderate physical activity
  • You have not been previously diagnosed with type 2 diabetes

If you are at risk of diabetes and eligible for the programme, you can join by getting a referral from your GP, nurse or health care professional.

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What to expect on the In Person Group programme

Initial one-to-one assessment

This is a chance to talk aboutyour health and motivation asyou embark on your journey toreduce your risk of developingtype 2 diabetes.​Should further support berequired with your motivationand goals, coaching calls canalso be offered to support yourexperience.​

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Guidance and support during sessions

You will take part in 6 fortnightly and 7 monthly group sessions at a local venue. You’ll learn about nutrition, physical activity and strategies for long-term progress, connecting with others who are on the same journey.

End of programme appointment

Your qualified health coach will recap what you’ve learnt and help you set future goals and any extended support you may need. This is also the chance to celebrate your achievements!

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Continued access to the Wellbeing Way app

After you finish the programme, you’ll have continued access to the Wellbeing Way app for a further 12 months.

What to expect on the digital programme

A personalised health care plan

When you join, we will assess your needs and preferences to create a personalised health care plan.

Choose your journey

You can opt for a personal health coach or a coach-led support group. You can also choose to receive support via the Oviva app or via phone/video calls.

Track your progress

The app helps you to track your food, mood and activity. It’s an easy way to keep in contact with your health coach. During the programme, you’ll also have access to learning modules.

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Lifetime access to the app

After your programme ends, you’ll have lifetime access to the app and learning modules.

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What to expect on the Tailored Remote Programme

Here’s what takes place during the Tailored Remote Programme, for people who: need BSL; have a visual impairment; need language support; or are women with previous gestational diabetes. Sessions will be hosted on Microsoft Teams with BSL interpreters present.

Tailored to specific groups

All session content is tailored to each group and delivered by a qualified health coach.

Remote sessions

Attend your session from the location of your choice via Microsoft Teams alongside individuals with shared experiences.

Guidance and support during sessions

You can take part in 6 fortnightly and 7 monthly group sessions. You’ll learn about nutrition, physical activities and strategies for long-term progress.

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Continued access to the Wellbeing Way app

After you finish the programme, you’ll have continued access to the Wellbeing Way app for a further 12 months.

About Xyla Health & Wellbeing

As a trusted NHS partner, we care passionately about people and their health. We are the largest provider of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme and operate in 17 areas of England. We achieve lasting results through our positive, personable approach which is backed up by clinical expertise.

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Empowering people to live healthier lives for longer

At Xyla Health & Wellbeing, we’re dedicated to making the UK healthier. Working with local authorities, CCGs, NHS England and employers, we offer innovative health and wellbeing services. Our goal is to create long-term health benefits through sustained lifestyle changes.

The UK’s largest healthcare solutions partner

We’re part of Acacium Group. That means we have the infrastructure of a large, robust organisation with experience across the healthcare industry. Our people are highly capable specialists who follow a proven, insight-based approach.

Fully integrated

We’re one of the few UK organisations who offer a fully integrated health service that can be tailored to the needs of communities. Commissioners can work with us across our entire integrated health and wellbeing service or select the most relevant aspects.

Person centred

We support the health and wellbeing of people who need our services. Our programmes are user-focused – we support individuals via personalised action plans. This structure allows people to decide what is best to support them during the programme and beyond.

Meet the team

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Kathryn Melia – Programme Director

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Sukhvinder Bhakar – Senior Dietician

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Rebecca Holmes – Service Improvement Manager

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Luke Howard – Physical Activity Lead

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Taylor Burrows – Trainee Health Psychologist

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