Available at the following locations
The Specialist Diabetes Service provides support in the following ways:
Ethnic Community Support
An Asian Link Worker works with the Diabetes Specialist Team to provide interpretation during consultations for those patients whose first language is not English. She also gives support to Asian patients and community in relation to diabetes and diabetes education.
To access the Specialist Diabetes Service to work with specialist nurses, a referral is required either from your Primary Care team (GP or Practice Nurse) or from other healthcare professionals, such as Hospital Doctors.
To access Dietitians a referral may be sent from your GP or Specialist Doctor or you can refer yourself following attendance at DESMOND education sessions. For more information on DESMOND, please visit the information page.
To attend an education programme for either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes you are able to refer yourself.
Clinics are also run from Chorley & South Ribble District Hospital.
Education sessions are run from Minerva Health Centre, Chorley Diabetes Centre, Life Style Centre Chorley and various community venues.
Home visits are arranged where necessary.
The Specialist team also in-reach into Royal Preston Hospital, Guild Lodge, Ribbleton Hospital and HMP Prison.
To contact the Specialist Diabetes Team
Tel: 01772 777621
To contact the team in order to access an Education Programme
Tel: 01772 777620
For further information about Diabetes, you can contact Diabetes UK:
Tel: 020 7424 1000
Fax: 020 7424 1001
For Information on the DESMOND education programme, you can contact locally 01772 777620 or visit their website DESMOND Project
For Information on courses run for BME groups, you can contact locally 01772 777620, or visit their website