NHS Low Calorie Diet programme expansion - local health economy survey

Closed 8 Jul 2022

Opened 10 Jun 2022


Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity and if current trends persist, one in three people will be obese by 2034 and one in ten will develop type 2 diabetes. 

The NHS Low Calorie Diet programme (NHS LCD) builds on the evidence base developed by the Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial (DiRECT), and the Doctor Referral of Overweight People to Low Energy Total Diet Replacement Treatment (DROPLET) trials, aiming to support participants to achieve significant weight loss and in some cases achieve remission.

The 12-month programme includes the provision of total diet replacement (TDR) products for 12 weeks followed by reintroduction of healthy food and support to maintain the weight lost. The support package is currently delivered through one-to-one, digital/remote and group-based models. To date, the programme has been piloted in a number of areas across the country to assess the application of the evidence base in a ‘real world’ environment.  

NHS England intends to expand the NHS Low Calorie Diet programme across the whole of England. This survey aims to gather feedback from those who would implement the programme locally. The findings will inform the development of the future approach.

We welcome feedback from both those currently delivering the programme and those in areas that are not currently involved in the pilot.

More information about the NHS Low Calorie Diet programme can be found on our website.

Please do not include any patient identifiable information in your answers to this survey.



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