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Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 

DESMOND Coordinator

Name: Sam Shotton

Telephone: 0191 2823898


Times available: 9am - 5pm

Localities: City wide: North, East & West localities.

Referral Pathway: Referral form sent by GP/Practice Nurse via the Dietician.

Modules Delivered:

DESMOND Newly Diagnosed module available (for patients up to 12 months post diagnosis)



DESMOND is free, and available across the city in locally accessible venues. Invitations to attend following referral are timely and the person with diabetes is invited to their nearest venue, they are also encouraged to bring a guest.


DESMOND is delivered by a team of trained educators over two half day sessions, that are one week apart. A letter can be provided for an employer if that is requested in order for the person with diabetes to secure the time away from work.

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