A new initiative that hopes to bring “positive changes” to the health of people living in Bucks is now live.

The county is one of 13 new areas ready to offer a leading NHS prevention programme to patients at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Wave 2 of the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme  is part of a wider package of measures to support people with diabetes and those on the cusp of having it, to stay fit, well and prevent further deterioration.

Residents who have been referred to the programme will get tailored, personalised help to reduce their risk, including education on healthy eating, reducing weight through bespoke physical exercise programmes and portion control.

Dr Stuart Logan, Buckinghamshire CCGs’ clinical director for long term conditions, prevention and supported self-care, said: “We are delighted to have been chosen to be part of this new initiative and look forward to seeing the positive changes it will bring to the health of people in Bucks.”