Diabetes Centre

Information for healthcare professionals

Service update/information


The DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) service has been added in e-Referral. The service is offered in three locations:

  • Brunton Park Health Centre (North)
  • Molineux Street Primary Care Centre (East)
  • Newcastle Diabetes Centre (West)

The service can be accessed by searching for Diabetic Medicine in ‘Specialty’, General Diabetic Management in ‘Clinic Type’ and Routine in ‘Priority’.

This is a structured education session for patients who have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes within the last nine months. For referral information, please download the referral_pathway_for_DESMOND.pdf (please note, this link downloads a PDF document which may take some time to download).

Patients are invited to join a small group of people with Type 2 diabetes on a DESMOND Education Programme.  

The sessions are led by educators - health professionals who are trained to ensure that patients are provided with honest, up-to-date, evidence-based information about the causes, effects and options for managing their diabetes.

DESMOND is a one-day course, which may be offered in two half-day sessions.  

You can find further information at www.desmond-project.org.uk.

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