Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire is an integrated service which provides people with lifestyle support through one single point of access for:
Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire can also provide support on multiple pathways at the same time, for example, smoking cessation and weight management.
More information is available from the Healthy Lifestyles Service website.
How to make a referral
Referral into the Healthy Lifestyles Service can be made electronically or via telephone on the contact details below.
Please note: Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire Service will attempt to contact a patient within two working days of receiving the referral.
The NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP) is a joint initiative between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK aiming to deliver services at a large scale, which identify those with non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes) and offer them a free lifestyle intervention encompassing group educational sessions subject to an evidence-based specification, in order to reduce their weight and increase physical activity, thus reducing their risk of developing the condition.
Local diabetes audits have shown that there are approximately 20665 patients identified in Gloucestershire as having non-diabetic hyperglycaemia (NDH), which equates to 3.2% prevalence.
Please note that as part of Gloucestershire’s Primary Care Offer practices are required to code patients with NDH once identified. Please see below the required Read codes:
In line with NHS Long Term plan, it was announced in 2018 that the NDPP will be funded to the end of 2022 and from August 2019 Gloucestershire’s NDPP service will be delivered by ICS Health & Wellbeing.
Please see the Referrer Information sheet for further information.
Patients that have already been referred to Gloucestershire’s previous NDPP provider Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) but haven’t been placed on programme will be contacted by LWTC who will offer to transfer the patient to ICS Health & Wellbeing. Any patients that decline the transfer to ICS Health & Wellbeing will be discharged back to their practice. Those patients that have been referred to LWTC and placed on a LWTC programme will continue to complete the programme with LWTC.
*Please see this patient transition support guide for GP Practice further information.
Sleepstation is a clinically validated sleep improvement and insomnia course. It is web-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for insomnia (CBTi). Delivered entirely online, and carefully tailored to each individual, Sleepstation helps people sleep better and overcome insomnia without medication.7
Sleepstation can effectively resolve both primary and secondary insomnia. Patients waiting for treatment for depression who are also experiencing sleep problems would be good candidates. Sleepstation should be considered as an alternative to referring to a sleep clinic for CBTi. Please be advised, pregnant ladies with pregnancy related sleep issues would not be suitable candidates for this programme.
Please note, the service cannot accept referrals for patients who:
Please follow the resource links below for further information: