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

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Michelle Duffy

Telephone: 0191 4041064

Email: Michelle.Duffy@stft.nhs.uk

Times available: 09.00 – 17.00


Referral Pathway: Via GP or Practice Nurse

Modules Delivered:

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

DESMOND is free, and available across South Tyneside in two locally accessible venues. These sessions are run once a month and delivered by a team of trained educators. Invitations to attend following referral are timely and the person with diabetes is invited to the venue of their choice.

A letter can be provided for an employer if that is requested in order for the person with diabetes to secure the time away from work.