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Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Margaret Jamieson (South East Northumberland) / Alice Whincup (North & West Northumberland)

Telephone: Margaret - 01670 542922 / Alice - 01665 51197

Email: / alice.whincup@northumberlandcaretrust.nhs,uk

Times available: 9am - 5pm

Localities: Various venues across Northumberland.

Referral Pathway: Through health proffesional attached to GP practice ie GP, Practice Nurse or Dietician.

Modules Delivered:

DESMOND Newly Diagnosed module available (for patients up to 12 months post diagnosis)



We provide courses over 2 half days or 1 full days at various venues accross Northumberland. These venues will be GP surgeries, church Halls or any venues able to accommodate a course. Various days of the week are used to facilitate attendance.


Desmond is funded by Northumberland Care Trust and patient with Diabetes type II are invited to come along with a partner to a course close to where they live after a referral is received from a professional within the GP practice.


Once the referral is received a letter is sent out with an invitation to the next available course, if this is incovenient every effort is made to find a course which is convenient.


Once the course has been completed information is given to the GP practice on attendance. We aim to make Desmond fun and informative within a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to make a difference to your health DESMOND is for YOU.

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