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The number of people with diabetes in England has more than doubled in the last 20 years with an identified prevalence of 3.4 million people (2019). 90% of these cases are due to type 2 diabetes. This rapidly rising prevalence has major implications for the health of our population and sustainability of our health service. The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme is based on evidence from randomised controlled trials and aims to empower lasting behaviour change to avoid the development of type 2 diabetes. This module will use a case-study based approach to discuss the evidence behind the NHS DPP and who should be offered referral.
An educational grant was received from NHS England for the production of the course. Editorial and content decisions were made solely by the RCGP.