Our Multidisciplinary Diabetes team Is probably the largest In England. The Diabetes Team consists of Consultant Physicians, Nurse Consultants, Matron, Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN), Specialist Registrars, Dietitians, Pharmacist, Foot Specialists, Diabetes Educators, Endocrinologists, Researchers, Administrators, Clinic Coordinators, Medical Secretaries and Clerical Supporters all headed by the Service Manager.
Our Multidisciplinary Team works across all three hospital sites, Leicester Royal, Leicester General the Glenfield hospital and in the community. The overall responsibility for the department lies with the Head of Service and Service Manager.
The Diabetes Team provide:
We the Diabetes team within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust offer a wide range of specialist diabetes care and services across the three hospitals sites giving support to the multidisciplinary team and within the community.
We also run community based clinics and support Primary Care in the management of people with diabetes. Our Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN’s) run the Integrated Diabetes Care Service ICDS.
The Diabetes Specialist Nursing (DSN) provides a wide range of services to patients including:
Many of our consultants and diabetes team run, chair or speak at local Diabetes Uk voluntary groups
The Diabetes Team is committed to provide updates and training and development courses in diabetes for health care colleagues.
Additionally the team provide a variety of training opportunities and conferences including one day programmes, Diabetes Updates
The team also offer the new MSc Diabetes in collaboration with the University of Leicester.
EDEN - Effective diabete education now, a taught programme for practices across Leicester.
The diabetes team also has established an excellent research centre at the LGH and undertakes clinical research in all areas of diabetes led by Professor Melanie Davies and Professor Kamlesh Khunti and host South East Midlands Diabetes Research Network, the University of Leicester metbolic medicines Research, the Bimedical Research Centre and more. www.leicesterdiabetescentre.org.uk
Leicester is the origin for the DESMOND National Programme with the National Director Marian Carey and her team.
Leicester also hosts the South East Midlands Diabetes Research Network (SEM DRN) headed by Prof. Melanie Davies, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is Lead NHS Organisation working in collaboration with the University of Leicester as part of the National Institute of health research - CLAHRC
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