Changes to the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme from 1st June 2023 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

From 1st June 2023, the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme will relaunch under a new name and provider. The programme will now be called the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme (T2DR) and Momenta Newcastle (Momenta) will replace Xyla Health & Wellbeing (Xyla) as the provider of the service in Greater Manchester.  

If you have a question that isn’t answered below, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Momenta at or by calling 0161 359 3762

Q. What is the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme?

The NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme provides life changing support for people who are overweight and living with type 2 diabetes. The programme provides a low calorie diet treatment for people to improve their diabetes control, reduce diabetes-related medication and in some cases, put their type 2 diabetes into remission. For more information please visit the Momenta website at   

Q. Who currently runs the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme service?

In Greater Manchester, the T2DR programme has been provided by Xyla under the Low Calorie Diet Programme name.

Q. Why has the programme’s name changed?

NHS England took the decision to change the name nationally following feedback from patient focus groups who feel the new name reflects the programme better.

Q. Why is the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme moving to Momenta?

The programme is funded by NHS England nationally. The contract with Xyla will come to an end on the 31st of May 2023.  

Following the re-procurement Momenta were selected as the new provider and will provide the T2DR programme in GM from 1st June 2023 for the next 2 years. 

Q. When will Momenta start accepting referrals?

Momenta will start accepting referrals onto the programme from the 1st June 2023.  

Q. Will I need a new referral form?

Yes, ahead of the 1st June your data quality team will install a new referral form including the email address to send referrals to Momenta. The referral form is called ‘T2DR Referral Form v19-05-2023 ’ and referrals can be made to Momenta at

Please contact your data quality lead for support if you are struggling to locate the referral form.

Q. Can I still refer to the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme before the 1st June?

Yes, Xyla will stop accepting new referrals on Wednesday 31st May 2023, until then you can continue to refer into the Xyla service using the referral form currently installed on your clinical system.  

Q. What will happen to my patients that have already started the programme before the 1st June?

If your patients have started the programme before the 1st June, no action is required by the practice or the patient. They will continue to be supported by Xyla until they have fully completed the programme.  

Q. What will happen to my patients that have been referred to the NHS Low Calorie Diet Programme but haven’t started the programme before the 1st June?

If you’ve already referred patients to the programme before the 1st June, Xyla will try and get them started on the programme before the end of July. Xyla will continue to support your patients who start the programme until they complete or are discharged from the programme. 

If they don’t start the programme by the end of July, Xyla will contact them by letter to ask their permission to be transferred to Momenta.

Those that opt in to the transfer will be contacted by Momenta to start the programme with them. 

Those that opt out will be discharged from the programme. 

You will be informed by email with the relevant SNOMED codes to update the patients record if they have started the programme or been discharged. 

No action will be required by the practice however we would like you to note that you may receive queries from patients about the letter they have received.  

Q. Will the service change when it moves to Momenta?

The primary aim of the NHS Type 2 Diabetes Path to Remission Programme continues to be the support of people living with type 2 diabetes and obesity to achieve significant weight loss, improve their diabetes control, reduce the need for medication and, in some cases, put type 2 diabetes into remission.

Eligible participants will be offered low calorie, total diet replacement (TDR) products including soups and shakes consisting of 800 to 900 kilocalories a day for 12 weeks. During this time, participants will replace all normal meals with these products.

Alongside this, a 12-month period of behavioural change support is provided to enable successful completion of the TDR, food re-introduction and subsequent weight maintenance phases of the programme. Momenta’s specially trained coaches will provide participants with the help and advice they need throughout every stage of the programme.

The only difference is that the service will now offer patients their choice of individual in-person or digital delivery formats.

You can signpost potentially eligible and interested patients to the Momenta website at for more information about the T2DR programme. Further Information regarding the programme and a leaflet you can share with your patients will be distributed in our primary care toolkit over the coming weeks.

Q. Are there any referral incentives attached to the programme?

Yes, through our primary care incentive scheme, a payment of £15 is available to practices for every eligible referral with an additional £15 payable for every person who starts the programme. This is in addition to the £11.50 payment that can be claimed per referral through the Weight Management Enhanced Service Specification.