National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) – Salford Site


Duration: May 2015 – March 2017
Haelo involvement: Programme Management
Haelo Lead Officer: Helen Slee, Project Manager |
Local Partners: Salford CCG, Salford Council, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, Salford Community Leisure, Health Improvement Service, Unique Improvements
National Partners: Public Health England, Diabetes UK, NHS England

This programme aimed 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 worked collaboratively to plan, manage and deliver the Salford site of the NDPP, with Haelo acting as the Programme Management Office function.

In April 2017, a month after the programmed finished. The National Diabetes Prevention Programme won 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 award recognises innovation, creativity, leadership and compassion.


Members of the Community Team from Unique Improvements, holding materials used as part of the Salford NDPP marketing campaign.

“…I found it very helpful. I took on a new lifestyle. I am very happy about that.   I keep going (to the gym) and what is most important for me is I lost lots of kilos.   They gave me a goal at the beginning…I now weigh in at 76.4kg so I’ve lost about 10 pounds…I would advise others to go on this programme…”
Service User who has engaged with both interventions provided by the NDPP in Salford