The Integrated Diabetes Service, which is delivered in partnership with Nottingham University Hospital Trust and Nottingham City CCG, offers targeted, educational and complete care and support to people with type one and type two diabetes in the city.
A multidisciplinary team of specialist diabetes clinicians provide one to one and group contact to support and educate people about how to best manage their condition, including how to maintain a balanced diet and the importance of exercise in controlling their diabetes.
Currently, there are six specialist diabetes nurses working within the community in Nottingham with four new nurses set to be recruited. They will start working from July.
Community Diabetes team manager for CityCare Julie Lindo said: “The service is receiving very positive feedback from the people who have attended the sessions to date, particularly in relation to the flexibility offered by clinics being delivered in the local community setting.
“Staffing will be expanding from July when four new Development Diabetes Specialist Nurses will have been recruited.”
Julie added that as national diabetes week approaches, held from June 8 to 14 in a bid to raise awareness of the condition, the service would also be recruiting two clinical support workers.
She said: “We will also be taking on two more staff who will support the service in delivering care through a recognised person-centred model. These will be clinical support worker roles.
“National Diabetes week is a great way to raise awareness of what it means to have diabetes. Our service works tirelessly to make sure the people of Nottingham with diabetes have the best care possible. These extra staff members will strengthen our team and the wider specialist diabetes workforce in Nottingham City and make us even more effective in helping people with diabetes.”
The new staff will be employed by CityCare but their role will be developed to enable them to offer advice, support and treatment to people with diabetes in a variety of settings.