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

County Mayo

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Carmel Murphy

Telephone: 094 90 50145

Email: carmel.murphy@hse.ie

Times available: Mon-Fri 0930-1700

Localities: Courses are delivered in Ballina and Claremorris

Referral Pathway: Patients can be referred for a course by their GP, Practice Nurse or Public Health Nurse

Modules Delivered:

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


There are 5 courses delivered by a dietitian and public health nurse in Mayo each year. The courses are delivered in Ballina and Claremorris. DESMOND is offered to patients from the following areas, Mayo West Network (Newport, Westport, Achill), Mayo Central Network (Ballinrobe, Balla) and part of the Mayo East Network (Claremorris, Ballindale, Hollymount).

Patients can be referred to the programme by their GP, practice nurse or public health nurse