NHS Better Health Campaign.
Public Health England has launched the latest Better Health campaign to encourage adults across the nation to lose excess weight, eat more healthily and get active this summer.
The new campaign offers free evidence-based support and guidance to those working towards a healthier weight. There are a variety of NHS endorsed apps which will help people to introduce changes that will help them eat better and get active this summer, including the newly updated NHS Weight Loss Plan app.
New research, due to be published shortly by Public Health England suggests that those who used and followed the NHS Weight Loss Plan app over 12 weeks, reported a loss on average of almost a stone (5.8kg). A nationwide survey of over 5,000 adults revealed that over 4 in 10 adults in England say they have put on weight since the first lockdown in March 2020.
Diabetes Prevention Programme.
The Diabetes Prevention programme is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This service is a behaviour change programme where people learn about, diet, physical activity and strategies to improve their overall health, all aimed at reducing the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Normally, people access the programme through their GP. However, due to the pandemic and subsequent pressure that our GP practices are facing, for a limited time we have enabled a self-referral option via the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk Score’. This is a check list of questions that can determine a person’s risk factors. This has also enabled the programme to become more accessible to people within the area.