DESMOND is the collaborative name for a family of group self management education modules, toolkits and care pathways for people with, or at risk of, Type 2 diabetes. The DESMOND Programme offers training and quality assurance for Healthcare Professionals and Lay Educators to deliver any of the DESMOND modules and toolkits to people in their local communities.
There are six self management education modules available:
We also provide training for Lay Educators to deliver our Newly Diagnosed and Foundation modules.
Our toolkits include:
There are many more new initiatives being trialled at present including patient education for those with intellectual disabilities and diabetes, those at risk of diabetes with schizophrenia and another for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome. Watch this space for further developments!
The DESMOND Programme is pretty unique! The style of our education is designed to support the participant to become an expert. Regardless of the module all our education is effective and evidence based, is supported by a strong person-centred philosophy and adult learning theories and uses an interactive non-didactic style of delivery. All modules are supported by our award-winning Quality Development framework.
Firstly, you will need to consider the requirements for training, then the costs and we would definitely recommend picking up the phone and speaking to us about how best to embed the DESMOND Programme in your organisation.