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

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Sarah Moutter

Telephone: 02392 286260

Email: sarah.moutter@porthosp.nhs.uk

Times available: 9am – 5pm

Localities: Buckland Community Centre, Gamble Road, Buckland

Referral Pathway: GP’s and PN’s usually refer patients at diagnosis, patients can book a place through the Diabetes centre.

Modules Delivered:

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

Portsmouth City began running education groups for patients called ‘Starting out with Type 2 diabetes’ over 8 years ago. We then became part of the steering group to form DESMOND which has since been rolled out nationally.

We run DESMOND as a 6 hour programme, 3 sessions a month. We can accomodate 10 patients per group and welcome a partner or friend to join them. The day is informative and fun, group education is an integral part of the day. The day is run by 2 DESMOND trained educators and we also offer this as an educational day for all Health Care Professionals/students who wish to gain an insight into the journey patients are to embark on, living life with diabetes.