Name: Margaret Jamieson (South East Northumberland) / Alice Whincup (North & West Northumberland)
Telephone: Margaret – 01670 542922 / Alice – 01665 51197
Times available: 9am – 5pm
Localities: Various venues across Northumberland.
Referral Pathway: Through health professional attached to GP practice ie GP, Practice Nurse or Dietician.
DESMOND Newly Diagnosed module available (for patients up to 12 months post diagnosis)
We provide courses over 2 half days or 1 full days at various venues across Northumberland. These venues will be GP surgeries, church Halls or any venues able to accommodate a course. Various days of the week are used to facilitate attendance.
Desmond is funded by Northumberland Care Trust and patient with Diabetes type II are invited to come along with a partner to a course close to where they live after a referral is received from a professional within the GP practice.
Once the referral is received a letter is sent out with an invitation to the next available course, if this is incovenient every effort is made to find a course which is convenient.
Once the course has been completed information is given to the GP practice on attendance. We aim to make Desmond fun and informative within a relaxed atmosphere. If you want to make a difference to your health DESMOND is for YOU.