NHS England rolls out world’s first national diabetes prevention programme

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: (Published 22 March 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1669
  1. Ingrid Torjesen
  1. London

One hundred thousand people in England will be recruited to the world’s first nationwide diabetes prevention programme by 2020, NHS England has announced.

The joint initiative by NHS England, Public Health England, and Diabetes UK will begin this year with 20 000 places being made available in 27 areas, covering 26 million people (about half of the population in England). The programme will cover the whole country by 2020, and then 100 000 places will be available each year.

Patients referred to Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme …

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