LONDON, April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- We are delighted to announce Oviva, a digital health company transforming how we treat obesity and type 2 diabetes, in partnership with ICS Health & Wellbeing, has been successful in achieving a place on the new NHS England Diabetes Prevention Programme framework.
The Diabetes Prevention Programme will support 200,000 people a year with prediabetes improve their diet and activity levels to reduce their risk of development type 2 diabetes.
Selected as one of five digital health companies for the world's first national pilot of digital interventions for type 2 diabetes prevention in 2017, Oviva has supported over 1,000 people to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes by losing weight, eating more healthily and increasing physical activity levels.
Oviva's unique approach combines one-to-one, expert guidance from a registered dietitian and use of the innovative Oviva app, which uses the latest evidence on behaviour change to support people in making long-term changes to improve their health.
The NHS England Diabetes Prevention Programme was officially launched in 2016 to support people at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes to access face-to-face group-based programmes and has now been expanded to include digital approaches to help increase accessibility.
This exciting development is a significant milestone for the NHS in embedding digital solutions into mainstream care, turning a key goal of the NHS Long Term Plan into reality.
Lucy Jones RD, Clinical Director for Oviva commented: "Oviva is delighted to be partnering with ICS. Together our programmes offer gold standard health information, personalised support and flexibility to work around people's lives so that we can help more people improve their health long term."
About Oviva - Oviva is a provider of technology-enabled dietetic services for diet-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. Oviva technology strengthens relationships between patients and dietitians to help them achieve their health goals whilst lowering service delivery costs. Oviva provides services to over 50 NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, supporting thousands of patients improve their health without the need to attend face-to-face appointments.
About ICS Health & Wellbeing - ICS Health & Wellbeing is a dynamic and accomplished organisation dedicated to making the UK's local and workplace communities healthier. Working with local authorities, CCGs, NHS England and employers, we design, implement and evaluate innovative health and wellbeing services that will result in long-term health benefits through sustained behaviour change.