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Integrated Community Diabetes Service ICDS Referral Pathway

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Provided by UHL Diabetes for Leicester CITY

Patients who have poor control over their diabetes can access diabetes care through community based clinics to help provide care closer to home.

Referral Form

New ICDS Referral Form (2015) Complete PDF online

    Who to refer


    • Patients who are eligible to access this service should meet Level 2 of the integrated diabetes care pathway
    • Supported Discharge form Specialist care
    • HbA1c> 7.5 for longer than 2 years on maximum therapy
    • Poor glycaemic control including hypo/hyperglycaemia
    • Initiation/ optimisation of injectable therapies
    • Insulin management group education
    • Telephone advice for patient
    • Fasting and feasting advice


    Patients not registered with an "Enhanced  Practice" can be referred to the ICDS service using the ICDS Referral Form or choose and book.


    What happens next


    • The patient is assessed in Triage
    • Consultations are then booked either face-to-face or telephone 
    • Care planning with patient is done this is all documented and communicated
    • The patient is then followed up and discharge when appropriate.
    This means primary and secondary healthcare professionals work as one big team


    ICDS clinics when and where?

    There are 5 a week and 1 more once a month.

    • Diabetes Oupatient Department, Leicester General Hospital - Tuesday AM
    • Rusheymead Health Centre - Thursday PM
    • Springfield Road Health Centre - Friday once a month - ALL DAY
    • The Hedges Medical Centre - Wednesday AM
    • The Merlyn Vaz Health and Social Centre - Tuesday - ALL DAY
    • Westcotes Health Centre - Wednesday PM


    ICDS Hypo Leaflet

    Patient information leaflet Download Document

    ICDS Levels Of Care Document 2011

    New updated levels of care for referring patients to the ICDS Service Download Document

    ICDS Referral form (WRD 2012)

    Use to refer patients, download, complete and return Download Document

    Community Diabetes Service Referral Form City ICDS - (PDF 200KB) 2015

    Download complete and return Download Document