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Your Healthcare provides support, advice and education for people with diabetes living in the Kingston area.

The service is led by a Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse whose main focus is the DESMOND programme, but she may visit patients at home or in a GP surgery (mainly to support GPs and Community or District Nurses).

Services delivered

  • Desmond – newly Diagnosed and Foundation 
  • Clinical Advice and support for Practice Nurses and GP’s
  • Support for Community Nurses 
  • Cedars’ Unit, Tolworth Hospital support
  • Diabetes Education for staff
  • Walking Away from Diabetes - NEW PROGRAMME

DESMOND is a nationwide structured group education programme developed by experienced health care professionals in participation with people who have diabetes.

The programme is for those newly diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and there is also Foundation Desmond for those with established diabetes.

Patients will receive 6 hours (9.15am – 4.30pm) of structured education in a group setting for up to 10 participants with a family member or friend.

It is delivered by two accredited healthcare professionals trained to deliver the course and aims to support the person with diabetes, to become the expert.

The course has been designed to meet NICE and Department of Health/ Diabetes UK quality standards and criteria for structured education.

At DESMOND you can:

  • Talk about your concerns
  • Get answers to your questions
  • Discuss the options for looking after your diabetes
  • Be supported in making your own choices about how you deal with your diabetes
  • Find out about what support you can expect from your local health service

Sessions , which are once a month, are currently between 9.15am -4.30pm at:

Hollyfield House
22 Hollyfield House
Surbiton
Surrey
KT5 9AL

Tel: 020 8274 7501

For more information about the DESMOND service please contact Ali Child on 020 8274 4114 or email desmond@yourhealthcare.org

Referrals are made via the Diabetes Book and Learn portal: Diabetes Book & Learn (diabetesbooking.co.uk)

Useful Contacts

Diabetes UK
DESMOND

 

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