Diabetes

This section aims to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and members of Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) with some more detailed information about our services. The information below is updated regularly, but, if you need to find out more detailed information about a specific service or have a very specific question about the service or referral pathway, then please contact the service manager or the key clinician detailed opposite.

Referral Process

How does a GP refer in to this service?

GPs should fill in the referral form on this page and send it to:

Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service
William Farr House
Mytton Oak Road
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY3 8XL
Tel: 01743 277693
Fax: 01743 277695
E-mail: shropshiredsn@nhs.net

You can also view the page that provides information for patients or carers by clicking the link below.

Diabetes

Types of patients regularly seen

The service normally sees adults and children with Type 1 Diabetes or those with Type 2 Diabetes using insulin or requiring insulin therapy.

The service also sees adults with Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes wishing to attend Structured Education Programmes.

Patients not seen by this service

Routine Diabetes Care and individual patient appointments for patients with type 2 not on maximum oral agents to regulate their diabetes.

Frequently asked questions

Do you see all patients with Type 2 Diabetes?

Not individually unless they need to start injectable therapies although all patients with Type 2 Diabetes can attend our X-PERT Education Programme.

Do you provide training to care homes?

Not on an individual basis but we run courses specifically for carers.