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Community Diabetes Specialist Service

Checked: 23-05-2023 by 3 Vicky Ryan Next Review: 23-05-2024

Diabetes and Nutrition Service

The Sirona Diabetes and Nutrition Service support GP practices across BNSSG by improving health professionals’ knowledge of diabetes through training and advice. They also provide study days, conferences and network meetings throughout the year for local healthcare professionals.

In addition to the education of healthcare professionals, the Diabetes Specialist Nurses carry a small caseload of local people with diabetes and complex issues, who have been referred by their GP and who require short term intensive support and education from the team.

Please see Sirona Care & Health - Diabetes and Nutrition Services Referral Pathway for Adults with Diabetes (Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Dietitians) for details of when a referral is appropriate.

We can see patients in their home if necessary.

Referral

The person you are referring must be informed that their details are being forwarded to the Diabetes & Nutrition team office.

Referrals should be made through managed referrals on EMIS

Referral target:

Sirona – DANS – GP referral 

Clinical Term:

Referral to community diabetes service 

 

include most recent HbaA1c, cholesterol, Renal function and eGFR BP, BMI and weight.

Alternatively, please complete referral form and submit using the referral using the contact details below. 

Point of contact for all referrals:

Tel: 0300 124 5908  

Email: sirona.dans@nhs.net  

For advice and guidance please see the Diabetes Advice and Guidance page 

Resources

Leaflets to Support Self Management

Diabetes UK

 

Additional Services

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