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National Diabetes Prevention Programme Support

MLCSU were commissioned by Black Country and West Birmingham (BCWB) CCG in 2021/22 to assist their practices in increasing their referral numbers into the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP). The NDPP is designed to support adults who are at high risk of developing type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM). Participants are referred into a structured educational programme and attend a series of group sessions designed to empower them to make sustainable lifestyle changes that can reduce their chances of developing T2DM.

The project team developed pathway documents and worked jointly with a GP practice on an implementation test. The project was then scaled up. Practices most in need of support were prioritised based on local data supplied from NHS England. A clinical systems search was developed and sent to practices to identify eligible patients.

MLCSU pharmacy technicians contacted patients to conduct a ‘motivational interview’ by phone to encourage referral to the NDPP. Patients who consented were referred to the local NDPP provider. GP practices were informed of the outcome of motivational discussions using electronic data transfer documents, which included SNOMED codes.

Click the link to read about our work on the National Diabetes Prevention Programme