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Diabetes Services

Diabetes, Endocrinology and metabolic medicine services University Hospitals of Leicester NHS trust  (UHL)


Our diabetes care service is provided in joint partnership with GPs (doctors).  Patients are screened by their doctor and referrals made to our specialist diabetes centres. Patients with diabetes are  placed on a diabetes register to ensure that all patients across Leicestershire receive a high level of care. 

Our specialist team includes, consultant diabetologists, dietitians, diabetes specialist nurses, podiatrists, psychologists and other members of clinic staff. The team also has very close links with other specialist clinics such as paediatrics, obstetrics and renal services.

A comprehensive service is offered to patients in our dedicated diabetic clinics including retinopathy screening (eye screening to detect changes e.g. blindness due to diabetes).  Out-patient services include a dedicated diabetic foot clinic, a multi-disciplinary team including an orthotist who makes and fits special shoes for diabetes patients with foot ulcers caused by diabetes. 

Clinical Head of Service: Dr Ian Lawrence

Main telephone number:

  • Leicester Royal Infirmary - 0116 258 5964

  • Leicester Royal Infirmary - 0116 258 5620

  • Leicester General Hospital - 0116 258 4409

Main fax number:

  • Leicester Royal Infirmary - 0116 258 5449
  • Leicester General Hospital - 0116 258 4926

Diabetes service available at:

  • Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Leicester General Hospital
  • Glenfield Hospital

Consultants working within this Service

Adults Service

  • Dr M Kong
  • Dr S Jackson
  • Dr A Gallagher
  • Dr I G Lawrence
  • Prof M J Davies
  • Dr M Levy
  • Dr P G McNally
  • Dr T Howlett
  • Dr K Higgins
  • Dr R K M Wong


  • Dr J Greening
  • Dr P Sunderam
  • Dr V Tziaferi

How to access this service

  • Emergency services
  • Choose and Book
  • Written referral to Diabetes Consultant at the following addresses:

    Leicester General Hospital
    Diabetes Outpatients Department
    Gwendolen Road
    Leicester LE5 4PW

Service Details

The department of Diabetes and Endocrinology are part of the Acute Medicine and ED services. The team aims to provide a wide range of services for people with diabetes of all ages and their carers, as well as provide training, resources and support for multidisciplinary staff across primary and secondary care in caring for people with diabetes.

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, Dietitian, Pharmacists, Foot Specialists, Diabetes Educators, Endocrinologists, and Admin Staff. We also have a dedicated team of diabetes researchers.

The multidisciplinary team works across all three hospital sites and in the community.
They provide a comprehensive service to patients in our diabetic clinics including retinopathy screening. Outpatient service to include a dedicated diabetic foot clinic, diabetes education groups, insulin initiation groups, individual nurse led clinics, diabetes dieticians, specialist diabetes education programmes, DESMOND, DAFNE. 

Education around Diabetes for patients and carers within UHL

  • Diabetes Management Advise

  • Diabetes Education Groups

  • Group Insulin Initiation

  • Insulin Pump Therapy

  • Combined Renal Clinics

  • Specialist Eye Care

  • Nurse Led Clinics
  • Antenatal Advise for Pregnancy
  • Integrated Community Diabetes Service (ICDS)
    provided by the UHL started in April 2010. Care will be provided closer to home for patients who have poor control of their diabetes through eight community based clinics. This will mean patients who previously attended hospital as an outpatient will instead, where appropriate, be able to receive specialist care at health centre’s and medical practises.

ICDS Clinic locations City

  • Manor Medical Centre
  • Westcotes Health Centre
  • The Hedges Medical Centre
  • Springfield Road Health Centre
  • The Merlyn Vaz Health and Social Centre
  • Diabetes Care, Leicester General Hospital
  • Rushey Mead Health Centre

Consultant Led Community Clinics

  • Braunstone - Dr Jackson
  • Coalville - Dr Gregory
  • Hinckley - Dr McNally
  • Loughborough - Dr Jackson
  • Melton Mowbray - Dr Gregory
  • Market Harborough - Dr Alison Gallagher
  • Oakham - Dr Paul McNally

Diabetes Research

The diabetes team also has an excellent research arm in collaboration with the University of Leicester which undertakes clinical research in all areas of diabetes led by Professor Melanie Davies  at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, General Hospital and hosts the South East Midlands Diabetes Research Network, Biomedical Research Unit, Clinical Trials Unit and house the DESMOND national Collaborative.

The Diabetes and Endocrinology Department  UHL Website