Healthier You programme

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The Healthier You programme has been developed in partnership with NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK to tackle the growing health issue of Type 2 diabetes in the UK.


Derbyshire is one of 27 places across the country that has been selected to run the programme.

Healthier You is aimed at people aged 18 and over who have been identified as being at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

People at risk will be invited to take part in a 10 week programme with follow-up session that covers topics such as healthy diets, appropriate exercise and weight management.

We're leading the new Derby and Derbyshire programme, working with Erewash, Hardwick, North Derbyshire and Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Groups and Derby City Council.

You can learn more about the programme by downloading the information attached to this page.

You can find out more about the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (opens in a new window)

Become part of the programme

There are a number of ways that you can become part of the Healthier You programme.

GP or nurse referral

Your GP or nurse may have told you that you are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes following a blood test. You may receive a letter inviting you onto the scheme. If not ask them to refer you onto the Healthier You programme.

NHS Health Check

You may have discovered at your NHS Health Check that you are at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Ask the Health Check professional to refer you onto the Healthier You programme.

The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. It's aimed at adults in England aged 40 to 74 without a pre-existing medical condition. Find out more about the NHS Health Check (opens in a new window).

Opportunistic testing

You may have had your risk assessed at a local event or on the Diabetes UK website. If you are shown to be at high risk then ask your practice nurse to arrange the necessary blood tests. If the tests confirm that you are at a high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes they will then refer you into the Healthier You service.

Self-referral

If you are concerned that you are at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes then you can ask your GP to carry out a blood test. If the results confirm that you are at high risk then you should be invited to take part in the Healthier You programme.

Find out more about the Healthier You programme (opens in a new window).

You can also find out how small changes can make a big difference to your health and wellbeing at One You (opens in a new window).

Related documents

The following documents are in Portable Document Format (PDF). You can download software to view PDF documents for free from the Adobe website (opens in a new window)