Community Diabetes Service

Overview of service

The Community Diabetes Service is a nurse led service that facilitates self-management, enabling people with diabetes to make the necessary adjustments to remain well, reducing mortality, morbidity and the need for hospitalisation.

Where service is based

The Service is delivered through a combination of satellite clinics in the community, sessions in GP practices, education programmes, telephone support, domiciliary visits, school visits and multidisciplinary clinics at Southend Hospital in respect of the children’s services caseload.

The Service also provides care to patients in nursing and residential care homes.

Hours of operation

Monday – Friday 09:00 – 17:00

How to contact service

Diabetes Patient Advice Line: 01702 543405 (09:00 – noon)
Diabetes Appointment Line: 01702 543404

Diabetes Health Care Professional Line: 01702 548094

How to access the service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • Other Health Care Professionals
  • Self-referral accepted for advice line but GP referral needed if on- going care required