NHS Low Calorie Diet

Patient information

The new one-year programme to support a healthier lifestyle, weight loss, and remission of Type 2 diabetes.

What is it?

  • A unique one-year programme combining specialist nutrition, psychology and physical activity
  • Supports rapid weight loss and long-term behaviour change 
  • Support throughout from your Health & Wellbeing diabetes practitioner via regular contact, with online learning and supporting resources 
  • Supported by GPs, practice nurses, diabetes practitioners, dietitians, clinical psychologists and exercise specialists  

How does it work? 

12 weeks of low-calorie diet (shakes and soups) followed by reintroducing food, focusing on movement and maintaining a new healthy eating lifestyle.


Three-staged programme focused on helping individuals achieve their health goals

Achieve diabetes remission (target glucose levels with no medication)

Online programme resources which are accessible 24/7

Free sessions, support and resources throughout the year

Our commitment

We will work together over 12 months, and the support you will receive during this time will include:

  • An initial one-to-one assessment 
  • 20 sessions with your Health & Wellbeing diabetes practitioner
  • 26 online support modules
  • Final one-to-one assessment

How to join

For more information on how to be referred onto the programme please continue to check our website for further information.

Download info sheet here