Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care



  • “Healthy Living for People with Type 2 Diabetes (HeLP-Diabetes)” is a digital self-management programme for people with type 2 diabetes, developed, evaluated and implemented into routine practice. The wants and needs of users (healthcare professionals and patients with type 2 diabetes) were explored during the development phase using focus groups and interviews as well as participatory design principles. The implementation of HeLP-Diabetes was evaluated by Jamie Ross with interviews with patients and health professionals using HeLP-Diabetes in routine practice. HeLP-Diabetes was developed at UCL by Professor Elizabeth Murray, supported by Fiona Stevenson and Jamie Ross (amongst many others) and funded by the NIHR. NHS England have taken over HeLP-Diabetes, with the aim of rolling it out across the whole of England.


  • “Conversations about self-management and diabetes (CASMAD)” study. This project is looking at how issues of diabetes self-management and diabetes education are raised and responded to in GP consultations. Conversation Analysis is used to analyse audio and video data collected from GP consultations and to develop recommendations on how self-management and self-management education can be promoted to patients in healthcare settings. This project is led by Jamie Ross and Fiona Stevenson and funded by the NIHR School of Primary Care Research.