Lowers HbA1c
by one per cent
Evidence base
For the NHS
by the NHS
Educator accounts



We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone involved with DESMOND  – Educators, Coordinators, Providers, Commissioners and everyone else – a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!    Please note the following closures: Resources orders – we will be closed for orders from Monday 17 December. Normal service will resume on...
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Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards open

Entry for the 2018 Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards is now open. The programme was launched in 2014 to reward excellence and share learning and good practice across the DESMOND community. It has gone from strength to strength since then and this year saw a high standard of entries. The deadline for entering is midnight on...
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Nutritional Guidance Review – Coming Soon!

In light of new evidence and guidance we are in the process of reviewing the key food messages in all our modules In Spring 2019 we will be distributing new versions of our Educator curriculua (for our Newly Diagnosed & Foundation module), as well as patient resources (for all modules), however in the meantime we...
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MyDESMOND revamp goes live

A revamped version of MyDESMOND has been launched with lots of new features. MyDESMOND version 2 has been redesigned to help improve the patient experience and to further promote self-management. All DESMOND sites that were signed up to version 1 should now have received administrator log-ins for the new site – if not please let us...
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DESMOND data collection pilot

Some DESMOND sites have been piloting different modes of data collection. This will then help us to assist all sites in the future. Below describes one of the modes in consideration, your thoughts and ideas on this, as well as expressions of interest would be greatly appreciated. A centralised self-reported collection service By this we mean all DESMOND attendees...
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Under 18 DESMOND progamme 

Consideration is being given to developing a Desmond programme for young adults who have Type 2 diabetes. Historically, DESMOND has always been about providing structured education to adults, but the Leicester Diabetes Centre has been gathering interest from sites who think a dedicated programme is needed for those under the age of 18. We recognise that Type 2...
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Nottingham New Year revamp

The Nottingham team are back with a bang after deciding they wanted to increase self-referral numbers. Headed up by Sarah Kostewicz, they have simplified the self-referral form, so people know exactly what they have to do, where they can attend Desmond courses across the city and all the relevant contact information. They have also invested...
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Increasing access to structured education 

This is part of the STP funding commitment. Whilst we would all agree it’s about increasing capacity in terms of more Educators on the ground, it’s also about promoting Desmond. Did you know we have a promotional DVD which you can have for your sites? The video tells the story of Anita, who was told...
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Celebrating DESMOND 2017 awards winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Celebrating DESMOND Annual Awards Programme have been announced. Now in its fourth year, there was a significant number of entries to the awards, created to reward excellence and share learning across the DESMOND community. DESMOND is the collaborative name for a family of group self management education modules, toolkits and...
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