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Health Care Professionals

Our dedicated team will help your patients reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes using a clinically-proven intervention as well as motivational support and encouragement every step of the way. We start with a short initial assessment (by phone or online) to help determine which of our NDPP programmes will best suit their needs and lifestyle.

How to refer

1. Using your clinical operating system

You can easily refer using your clinical operating system e.g., Systm1 or EMIS web. The referral goes straight to our secure inbox and we will contact your client to triage.

If a patient has ‘non-diabetic hyperglycaemia’ (NDH) identified by blood test within the last 12 months. They can complete a self-registration form and sign up for the programme.

Please Note:

In order to complete this form they will need the following information provided to them by a GP or HCP.

  • Blood Test Result (either your HbA1c or FPG reading)
  • Date of Blood Test (must be within the past 12 months)
  • NHS Number

This may be a useful option for practices that do not have the capacity to process referrals themselves but are able to provide patients with the clinical information needed so they can self-register.

The NHS DPP self-referral option was removed on the 15/11/2022. Self-registration is a replacement for this referral route.

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Who we help

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be aged 18 or over.
  • Has ‘non-diabetic hyperglycaemia’ (NDH) identified by blood test within the last 12 months.

Non-Diabetic Hyperglycaemia (NDH)

  • HbA1c of 42-47.9mmol/mol (6.0%-6.4%),
  • Fasting Plasma Glucose (FPG) of 5.5-6.9mmol/l


If the patient has a history of Gestational  Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) then no blood test is required.

Exclusion Criteria

  • Pregnancy
  • Has blood results suggesting type 2 diabetes.
  • Anyone aged over 80 without prior consideration for the risks and benefits of a programme, likely to result in weight loss for those individuals.
  • Bariatric Surgery within the last 2 years.
  • Active Eating Disorder.

Training & support

We can help you better understand type 2 diabetes and lifestyle medicine and engage your patients in often difficult conversations about reducing their risk, weight management, alcohol reduction, smoking and physical activity.

Working together

From attending clinical meetings, to personalised outcome reports. Find out more about what we offer HCPs.


Webinar: Preventing Diabetes: Who, Why and How

Treatments for type 2 diabetes accounts for around 10% of the annual NHS budget however it is largely preventable through lifestyle changes facilitated by the National Diabetes Prevention Programme (NDPP). It has helped thousands of individuals reduce their risk.

In this webinar, hear from Dr Richard Pile on the benefits of preventing diabetes to the patient, practice & system and learn everything you need to know about making an NHS DPP referral to Thrive Tribe.

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Thrive Tribe

Healthier You is a service provided by Thrive Tribe, creating long-term habit and behaviour change through a range of lifestyle and wellbeing programmes.