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

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

DESMOND Coordinator

Telephone: 01228 608900

Email: desmond.referrals@nhs.net

Postal Address : DESMOND, Diabetes Centre, Pillars Building, Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle,           CA2 7HY

Times available: Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm. A messaging service is available outside of office hours.

Localities: Cumbria comprises Allerdale, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden, Furness and South Lakes Localities.

Referral Pathway: In Cumbria, people are offered a referral to DESMOND by their practice nurse or GP, following a new diagnosis or during routine care for established patients. For patients who consent, the referral is sent to the DESMOND Education Coordinator, who contact

Modules Delivered:

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

DESMOND Foundation module available(for those with established diabetes)

DESMOND Walking Away from Diabetes module available