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

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Emma Ward-Tilley / Layla Saville / Amar Khalil

Telephone: 01422 222033

Email:  cah-tr.diabetesdietitians@nhs.net

Times available: 9am – 4pm / Mon – Fri

Localities: Calderdale GP referrals only. Huddersfield patients will need to contact Kirklees / Locala Community partnership CIC

Referral Pathway: Via GP/Practice Nurse.

Modules Delivered:

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


For Huddersfield GP referrals please see contact details for Kirklees / Locala Community partnership CIC

Calderdale has had a DESMOND programme operating successfully since 2008. Courses are held in various localities all over the Calderdale area; covering Todmorden to Brighouse and everywhere in between. Please contact your GP or Practice Nurse for referral. DESMOND is an interactive group session; of upto 10 newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes patients, running over one full day (9am – 12pm, 1pm – 4pm) or two half days (9am – 12pm) and the aim is to give participants the knowledge, ability and confidence to start to manage their diabetes day to day. All our DESMOND groups are facilitated by a Diabetes Dietitian and Podiatrist or Podiatry Assistant and we have a warm, friendly approach, with no pressure to participate on the day if you were thinking group sessions might not be for you. We welcome everyone along and encourage you to invite a supportive partner, relative or friend with you on the day; however due to limited space you may only invite one partner.

For further information please contact your GP/Practice Nurse or telephone our friendly DESMOND Co-ordinator Amar for details on 01422 222033.