Our services Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Healthier Devon can help GP practices We are a programme designed to help your patients improve their health and lifestyle choices, but we also aim to help GP practices as part of our service. Healthier Devon can have a significant positive impact on your GP practice for a number of reasons: Reportable and trackable health improvement We can provide anonymised statistical reports on the progress of the patients referred from your practice. This helps you keep track of progress and highlights the importance of continued referrals. Should any serious concerns regarding your patient during the programme arise, we can report back to you. Healthier patients means saving you time By promoting lifestyle changes, we can improve patient health, reduce blood glucose levels, the risk of Type 2 diabetes and therefore the need for continued management. These lifestyle choices can improve patient’s overall health making them less likely to visit a GP practice for other illnesses or conditions. Improved social connections means saving you time Our social and personal approach provides a friendly point of regular contact for patients that may have previously sought help by booking an appointment with their GP. Using a whole-person and local-focus approach means we have contacts and service providers, we can signpost patients to, reducing their need to contact a GP. Our social groups provide a friendly environment which helps patients to develop support networks which can last beyond the programme.