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Online module launches to aid prevention programme referral process

By Editor
3rd January 2020
Education, NHS England Type 2 diabetes Type 2 diabetes remission Type 2 prevention

A new module has been developed to help doctors understand better who should be referred onto the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP).

The 30-minute online course was developed by the NHS DPP, in conjunction with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

The Non-diabetic Hyperglycaemia and the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme module uses 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, but editorial and content decisions were made solely by the RCGP.

The course is made up of three sections. The first is called a pre-course assessment and features 10 multiple choice questions which have been carefully devised to test the knowledge of healthcare professionals before they start.

The next session focuses on the prevention of type 2 diabetes and how to manage people with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (NDH). The learning objectives by the end of this stage include being able to recognise the signs of NDH and type 2 diabetes, offer appropriate intervention and to describe the NHS DPP and how it will benefit the person.

The third and final stage is a post-course assessment and tests the participant to see how much they have learnt.

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