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

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Margaret Jamieson (South East Northumberland) / Alice Whincup (North & West Northumberland)

Telephone: Margaret – 01670 542922 / Alice – 01665 51197

Email: margaret.jamieson@northumberlandcaretrust.nhs.uk / alice.whincup@northumberlandcaretrust.nhs.uk

Times available: 9am – 5pm

Localities: Various venues across Northumberland.

Referral Pathway: Through health professional attached to GP practice ie GP, Practice Nurse or Dietician.

Modules Delivered:

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

Overview
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.