Health economics commissioning framework: diabetes prevention

Return on investment resources to help local commissioners understand costs, savings and health benefits of diabetes prevention programmes.



These resources explain the return on investment (ROI) of diabetes prevention programmes (DPPs). There is a focus on the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. Clinical commissioning groups (CCG) and local authorities can access:

  • a summary of incentives and disincentives involved in commissioning of DPPs
  • a report showing possible ROI for different population subgroups
  • a link to the Diabetes return on investment tool showing the potential impact of the DPP in any English CCG or local authority for up to 20 years from implementation

The NHS diabetes prevention programme is a behavioural intervention. It aims to improve health, prevent type 2 diabetes and reduce healthcare expenditure. It is for people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes due to high blood glucose levels. This is also called non-diabetic hyperglycaemia. NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK run the programme. The behavioural intervention is funded by NHS England.

Webpage Last Updated: Thursday, 3rd November 2016