Changing Health, the service transforming digital education and support for people with diabetes, is now available for thousands of people with diabetes in South Manchester to rapidly improve their health outcomes.

A new partnership between Changing Health and South Manchester GP Federation means an estimated 12,000 people with Type 2 diabetes – 7.6% of the population covered by the Federation’s 24 member practices – can now access the service.

Changing Health combines strongly evidence-based digital education with up to 100 minutes of one-to-one support from a qualified behavioural change coach. The education content is accessed via smartphone, tablet or PC, and is available anytime, anywhere. Positive outcomes for users include an average 0.7% reduction in HbA1c thanks to an average 7.4kg weight loss, and the possibility to completely reverse their Type 2 diabetes.

Changing Health Chief Executive, John Grumitt, said: “This a key opportunity to improve diabetes outcomes at scale in South Manchester. The partnership will deliver substantial cost-savings for the NHS by lessening the risk of complications and inpatient admissions arising from diabetes.

“GPs in the area can also immediately refer patients with a one-click system. That frees up invaluable time for staff, while patients can access the service within minutes, boosting engagement levels.”