Managing a patient with diabetes


NHS Digital Weight Management Programme

The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme is freely available to refer into now from all General Practices.

To make a referral via e-referral (e-RS), you will need the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme referral templates. These templates are available for all three GP IT systems and do not need to be printed and re-scanned in. Please use the templates electronically only.

You will find all the materials (clinical templates for IT systems, instructions on how to identify the programme in the e-referral system and guidance for practice staff and patients) available to download from the Digital Weight Management GP template site  (you’ll need your practice ODS code for access).

If your General Practice uses Ardens Healthcare, the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme e-referral templates have been uploaded on your EMIS and SystmOne IT systems and are ready to use.

You can also access the General Practice toolkit for more information as well as a patient leaflet and poster which you can distribute as appropriate.

Structured educational programmes are available for your patient(s) who need support to manage their condition. You can refer them on your clinical system.


Pandemic Essentials

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Managing a patient at risk of becoming diabetic

To refer your patient to the National Diabetes Prevention Programme, please use the referral template on your clinical system. More information can be found online: Referring Your Patient | Healthier You - NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (

There are several diabetes-related campaigns you can download for your patients from Diabetes UK: healthcare professionals - Diabetes UK Shop.

You can also improve your clinical practice using these resources from Diabetes UK: improve your clinical practice | Diabetes UK.

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