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

Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Sarah Veitch

Telephone: 01709 424297

Email: sarah.veitch@rothgen.nhs.uk

Times available: Monday and Thursday 10am-6pm / Wednesday 9am-4pm

Localities: Rotherham Hospital, Maltby Joint Services Centre, North Anston Medical Practice

Referral Pathway: GP or Practice Nurse or through self referral through the Diabetes Centre

Modules Delivered:

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

DESMOND Foundation module available (for those with established diabetes)

NHS Rotherham began the DESMOND programme in April 2007 and now offer offer courses 2-3 times a month, including sessions held over two half days and on Saturdays. The course is held at the Diabetes and Education Resource Centre based at Rotherham Hospital, some however are held in other health centres across Rotherham depending on geographical demand. We are always open to suggestions for new venues, believing the programme should be made easily accessible to everyone.

As from September 2008 the foundation programme will also be available a monthly basis. This course is designed for those people who already have established Type 2 Diabetes.

Please ask your GP, Practice Nurse or other health professional to refer you for the course by fax or telephone 01709 427910 for more information.

The current trained DESMOND educators in Rotherham are:

Sarah Green
Sarah Veitch
Sri Kakarlapudi
Antoinette Goodwill
Kerry Burns
Emma Johnson
Gemma Wilkinson
Nicola Thrall
Susan Henry
Carole Roebuck

We welcome everyone along and with a warm and friendly approach, and there is no pressure to participate on the day. We also encourage you to invite a partner, friend or relative along with you.

Previous comments from DESMOND participants:

‘I found the day very helpful and your friendly attitudes made me feel very settled’ ‘I feel confident about my condition now and how to actively deal with it’ ‘I am going to recommend this course to my GP so others get the opportunity’