NDPP nominated for Advancing Healthcare Award


The National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) in Salford has been nominated for an Advancing Healthcare Award.

The nomination is for a Salford NDPP pilot programme currently in trial which aims to identify individuals who are at risk of developing diabetes, through embedding diabetes checks in the Salford musculoskeletal physiotherapy services.

The ‘MSK Pilot’ is the first of its kind in the UK. This collaborative service re-design incorporates opportunistic health assessments, NHS health checks and diabetes risk assessments within routine physiotherapy assessments.

About the programme

Most people would be shocked to know that around 22,000 people with diabetes die early every year. According to NHS England, Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major contributor to kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke.

As well as the human cost, Type 2 diabetes treatment accounts for just under nine per cent of the annual NHS budget. This is around £8.8 billion a year.

There are currently five million people in England at high risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. If these trends persist, one in three people will be obese by 2034 and one in 10 will develop Type 2 diabetes. However, evidence shows that many cases of Type 2 diabetes are preventable.

NDPP aims to identify people with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes and offer them a behavioural intervention to lower their risk of onset.

Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Salford City Council are the key partners working collaboratively to plan, manage and deliver the Salford site of the NDPP, with Haelo acting as the Programme Management Office function.


Celebrating work

The NDPP has been shortlisted for the FPH (Faculty of Public Health) and PHE (Public Health England) Award for Contributions to Public Health, for: Providing NHS health checks and diabetes prevention checks in musculoskeletal physiotherapy services

The awards programme, which crosses boundaries and fosters partnership working, is open to allied health professionals, healthcare scientists and those who work alongside them in support roles.

This is fantastic news for the NDPP in Salford. Congratulations to Gillian Rawlinson, Advanced MSK Physiotherapy Practitioner at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and Helen Slee, project manager, Salford NDPP, Salford Royal Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Haelo.

Helen Slee said: “This is fantastic news and we are delighted for the team to have been recognised for their work that has seen a substantial impact across Salford and nationally.”

The awards will be presented on 31 March 2017. Good luck!

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