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

Whittington Health – Islington Community Diabetes Service

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Nomalisa Mafu

Telephone: 020 7527 1702

Email: whh-tr.diabetes-optin@nhs.net

Times available: 9:30 – 16:30

Localities: DESMOND sessions in Haringey & Islington are held at:-

  • Partnership Primary Care Centre (Camden Rd, London N7)
  • Bingfield Primary Care Centre
  • Lordship Lane Primary Care Centre, 239 Lordship Lane, London, N17 6AA
  • Crouch End Health Centre, 45 Middle Lane, London, N8 8PH
  • Tynemouth Road Health Centre, Tynemouth Road, Tottenham, London N15 4RH

Referral Pathway: People are referred to DESMOND by their GPs or their Practice Nurses and other health care professionals. A completed referral form with requested biomedical data is faxed to the DESMOND Administrator at Partnership Primary Care Centre who will arrange attendence.

Modules Delivered:

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

DESMOND Foundation module available(for those with established diabetes)

Islington has been running the DESMOND programme since 2006. The programme is a full day session from 9.30 to 16.30 with breaks scheduled throughout the day.

Currently there are 5 DESMOND sessions delivered across Haringey and Islington each month.  The sessions are delivered by specialists in diabetes including nurses, dietitians and podiatrists.

We have had very positive feedback from people who have attended DESMOND.

As one person said…
“Excellent day – informative, funny and challenging, a wonderful worthwhile experience. I felt much more confident about my condition. A wonderful worthwhile experience.” – Participant from 7th June 2008 session.