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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


Guy's and St Thomas' Charity

 

Features

Starting on insulin

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

DESMOND

DESMOND
Description:
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.