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


DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Katrina Giff / Sandra Morahan / Lesley Hamilton

Telephone: Direct Tel Line: 028 71611354 or 028 71345

Email: katrina.giff@westerntrust.hscni.net

Times available: Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm

Localities: Co Londonderry – Derry, Strabane, Limavady / Co Tyrone – Omagh / Co Fermanagh – Enniskillen, Lisnaskea and Irvinestown

Referral Pathway: Referrals made via all 56 GP practices through the CCG referral system. Referrals can also be made from other members of multidisciplinary diabetes teams to Diabetes Network Office.

Modules Delivered:

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

The Western Trust serves a population of approximately 300,000 people. The diabetes team in the Western Trust have delivered the DESMOND programme since 2009. The DESMOND educators are diabetes specialist nurses and diabetes dietitians. The educators deliver the programme across 3 counties in a variety of hospital, primary care and community venues. The programme is offered in both 1 day and 2 half day formats.

Approximately 36 courses run each year across the Trust and the team are committed to promoting models of patient selfmanagement. The option for updates and refresher sessions are included in longer term plans for service delivery.