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Southwark diabetes intermediate care team

The Southwark Diabetes Intermediate Care Team consists of a GP Champion in diabetes and two Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN), each primarily based within a specific locality.

The aims of the team are to:

  • Support, educate and help manage patients with diabetes in Southwark
  • Listen to and involve our local communities in developing services in Southwark
  • Support and develop the skills of Practices Nurses and Community Teams in Southwark to provide the best care for their patients with diabetes


The Team provides the following services:

  • Telephone advice and consultation with patients and healthcare professionals
  • Joint diabetes clinics with GPs and Practice Nurses
  • Joint visits with Community Nurses to improve diabetes care to housebound patients
  • Consultant-led Rapid Access Diabetes Clinics
  • Annual joint visits to the practice with a Consultant Diabetologist to discuss in-house diabetes care
  • Support practices with their diabetes service development and self-assessment
  • Individual support for diabetes patients and their carers
  • Develop guidelines in conjunction with secondary care colleagues
  • Support patient participation group in Southwark
  • Act as resource and link to other services


Education and training offered by the Team:


How to Contact the Team
Kathy McAdam-Freud, Diabetes GP Champion
Tel: 020 7403 0832
Email: kathy.mcadam-freud@gp-g85094.nhs.uk

Jennifer Sharpe, Diabetes Specialist Nurse,
Tel: 020 7188 1934
Email: jennifer.sharpe@gstt.nhs.uk

Cinzia Halfyard, Diabetes Specialist Nurse,
Tel: 020 3299 1738
Email: cinzia.halfyard@kch.nhs.uk

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The Community Insulin Start Group is an educational programme for suitable candidates with type 2 diabetes who are on maximum oral diabetes agents


DESMOND (Diabetes Education and Self Management for Ongoing and Newly Diagnosed) is an education programme for people who are newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.