The diabetes service is a pilot which is reviewing how care is provided to those with diabetes in the North and South East of Haringey (North and South Tottenham). There are various elements to this programme:
- Longer appointments in local practices for those who have been newly diagnosed. The aim is to better support our patients and provide increased education.
- Support for those with diabetes but are poorly controlled. This element provides expertise to GPs and nurses to have positive conversations with patients using ‘motivational interviewing’ to support change.
- Specialist clinics in general practice – there is already an Intermediate Diabetes Service (IDS) in Haringey. This elements provides a needed additional step between those who need the specialist support of the IDS and those who can easily be supported by their GP. Specialist nurses provide on off advice and support and a care plan to the GP for the next steps.
- A Language Clinic is also available in 2 languages, Turkish and Bengali, to support those where language is a barrier to receiving support and advice around their diabetes care.