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

Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust – Worthing

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Nicki Levett

Telephone: 01903 205111 Ext 84135 (Voicemail Available)

Email: Nicki.Levett@nhs.net

Times available: 11.00am – 4.00pm (Monday – Friday)

Localities: Worthing Hospital; Steyning; Storrington & Henfield

Referral Pathway: We are also only accepting self-referrals at present. Please call to book onto a course

Modules Delivered:

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

DESMOND is offered to empower patients to become more informed about their condition and as a resource to assist management of the changes which diabetes will bring to their lives. It is also offered as an opportunity for people with newly diagnosed diabetes to meet and share experiences.

Our courses are run across a variety of local venues and are delivered by three DESMOND trainerd educators. GP practices refer directly to designated DESMOND administrator and a course date is usually offered within ten weeks of diagnosis. The programme is evaluated via the designated DESMOND criteria plus our own evaluation to allow the DESMOND experience to be audited.

We are, at present, running courses in Worthing (Diabetes Centre, Worthing Hospital); Angmering Medical Centre (bi-monthly) and Orchard Surgery, Lancing Health Centre (bi-monthly – the opposite months to Angmering). We are also hoping to run regualr courses in Steyning but these will be approximately one every three months.