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All Wales Diabetes Prevention Programme takes next step forward

Published: 13 January 2022

In March 2021, Welsh Government announced funding for an All Wales Diabetes Prevention Programme (AWDPP), which is being led by Public Health Wales. 

This national programme, which will contribute to the implementation of the Healthy Weight, Healthy Wales Delivery Plan, will see healthcare practitioners deliver a brief intervention to people who have been identified as being at an increased risk of type 2 diabetes. The AWDPP will be delivered through a phased rollout with embedded evaluation to support the development of an evidence-based programme. 

Our report, ‘Developing the Intervention for the All Wales Diabetes Prevention Programme’, published today, outlines the AWDPP intervention design, the key elements of work which underpin it, and the rigour of the process undertaken to arrive at this design. The AWDPP builds on approaches that were piloted and evaluated in two separate primary care clusters, Afan Valley and North Ceredigion.

Dr Amrita Jesurasa, Consultant in Public Health Medicine at Public Health Wales, said: “I’d like to thank the professionals from across disciplines in Wales who have worked with us to review and refine each element of the intervention design. This work has allowed us to align the AWDPP with NICE guidance, the All Wales Weight Management Pathway, Prudent healthcare principles and behavioural science, to maximise its effectiveness.”

Zoe Wallace, Director of Primary Care at Public Health Wales, said: “The development of the AWDPP presents an exciting opportunity for primary care, dietetics and public health to work collaboratively to reduce the burden of disease from type 2 diabetes and to support more people in Wales to live well for longer.”

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