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

Coventry Community Diabetes Team (University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust)

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Coventry Community Diabetes Team

Telephone: 0808 1691225 referrals/admin support

Email: crgpa.desmondreferrals@nhs.net

Times available: Monday to Friday, approx 10am – 2pm. Voicemail facility in place.

Localities: Tile Hill CV4, Stoke Aldermoor CV3 and Holbrooks CV6 Health Centres.

Referral Pathway: Via GP, Practice Nurse or Hospital Diabetes Team

Modules Delivered:

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

We have been delivering DESMOND in Coventry since 2007 and currently have six Health Care Professionals trained to deliver the programme.

We deliver DESMOND in various health centres around Coventry. The programme is usually run as two half-day sessions on various days during the working week, with occasional full-day courses available.

Each session is delivered by two of our trained Health Care Professionals to approximately ten patients plus a friend, relative or partner if they choose to bring someone along. The courses prove popular and have good participant feedback.