Throughout the pandemic we have strived to make the surgery as safe as possible for all our patients and staff. We will continue to do so going forward. From the 19th July public place restrictions have been lifted, but there are recommendations for hospitals and NHS settings - patients will need to still wear a mask, socially distance, and use hand sanitiser in the surgery and staff will continue to wear PPE. We do understand that it can be frustrating but we know that when people come to us they are sick and vulnerable (and some cannot receive the covid vaccinations due to medical reasons) so we feel it would be wrong to not take these small precautions that can protect people. In terms of opening up, as many of you know, we have never been shut and in fact have consulted with much higher numbers of patients than we did pre-covid (face to face, by phone, by e consult and by video), not counting vaccinating 90% of the adult population twice in the last 6 months. Fishergate Hill Surgery has come so far in trying to minimise the impact of Covid and we are sure you understand that we need to keep the surgery as safe for ALL staff and patients as we can.

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DESMOND – Diabetes Education and Self-Management for Ongoing or Newly Diagnosed

DESMOND is a nationally accredited course for people with Type 2 Diabetes.

It’s pretty unique.  It is an education programme specifically designed to support you the person with diabetes to become the expert.  The fully trained educators are there to help you increase your knowledge and understanding of what having diabetes will mean for you and how you can manage your care effectively.  It is an opportunity to meet and share experiences with others.

DESMOND as a programme can be delivered over one day course or 2 half day  (equivalent)sessions. 

You are invited to join a small group of up to 10 people with Type 2 Diabetes.  You will be given up to date information and learn practical skills to manage your diabetes.  The DESMOND programme is built around group activities, but there will be opportunities for individuals to speak to an Educator on their own if they wish. An opportunity will be provided to discuss and explore factors relating to diabetes such as food choices, activity and medication.  You will also be able to meet and talk to others in the same situation.   The sessions are delivered in an informal and friendly atmosphere.  It is not like being back at school!  You can bring your partner, family member, carer or friend, they will be very welcome.

The course can be accessed by people that have been newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes (within first 12 months of diagnosis) but also those who have established Type 2 diabetes.

Coverage

Courses are delivered in both health care settings and local community venues.  Contact us for a full list of locations across the Fylde coast.

View the patient story – Getting to Grips with Type 2 Diabetes

http://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/desmond

This video is also available in the following languages:

  • Gujurati
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Polish

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How to Access

DESMOND is free to access.  You can simply self-refer by contacting the DESMOND Team on 01772 777620 or ask your doctor, practice nurse or healthcare professional to refer you to DESMOND.

For more information on the programme contact the DESMOND TEAM

Tel:  01772 777620 email desmond@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Diabetes education will help give you the confidence to manage your diabetes day to day – Learn to live well with Type 2 diabetes.

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