Diabetes: Preventive Medicine

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th January 2019.

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Photo of Lord Rennard Lord Rennard Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are accessing diabetes prevention (1) methods and (2) programmes in each clinical commissioning group area in the most recent year for which data are available.

Photo of Baroness Manzoor Baroness Manzoor Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

Healthier You: The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme started in 2016. The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme reports, as of November 2018, 312,002 at risk individuals have been referred into the service and 143,962 individuals have now had an initial assessment. These are cumulative data since the programme became operational.

There are two key methods of referral into the NHS Healthier You Diabetes Prevention Service: via general practitioners (GPs) and through NHS Health Checks. Health Checks are often undertaken by GPs and data is not routinely collected on whether referral via a GP was made following a GP Health Check.

Data is not routinely collected at clinical commissioning group (CCG) level as the contracts/geographies are different to CCG boundaries. However, data is available at contract level and is attached, due to the size of the data. Internal NHS England reports have been used to monitor performance of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

The attached table is based on validated data up to and including November 2018. It provides the total number of referrals received and initial assessments completed at contract level.

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