About this service
The Liverpool Diabetes Partnership [LDP] is a service dedicated to providing quality diabetes care within the community, right on your doorstep.
This is a partnership between Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, The Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust and Merseycare NHS Foundation Trust.
LDP offers education, care and support to people with Diabetes, both newly diagnosed and established Diabetes.
The services are delivered by Consultants, Diabetes Nurses, Dietitians and Podiatrists in GP surgeries, local clinics and in the home.
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We are proud to announce that we won the RCN North West Black History Month 2018 Award for “Outstanding Contribution to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion in Health and Social Care”.
This was for our work raising diabetes awareness among the Black, Asian, Minority, Ethnic groups and hard to reach communities. We attended Ramadan health events and the Arabic arts festival and also have links with the Polish community to provide awareness and ongoing diabetes education.
We are also happy to announce LDP has been nominated and shortlisted for the following awards:
- LDP have been shortlisted for the Hypo Awareness Week Excellence Award 2018, this forms part of the Diabetes Quality in Care (QiC) award.
- LDP are also finalists at this years Proud of Aintree Excellence Awards 2018.
One of our DSN’s has been shortlisted for “Innovator of the Year Award” for her work with the homeless outreach team at Brownlow health, helping reach those vulnerable patients to manage their diabetes.
As a team we have been shortlisted for the “Divisional Award - Medicine” for our development and success of our community diabetes service within Liverpool.
What's new this month...
Diabetes & You – our FREE education sessions – are currently running at health centres across the city...
- These sessions provide a comprehensive overview of what diabetes is and why we develop it; how you are managed & monitored; the role medication plays; and how to manage diabetes with food & lifestyle choices. Anyone with a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes can attend, no matter how long you’ve had the diagnosis or how it’s managed.
- Self-conscious about attending a group? Don’t be! We want to provide an informal, relaxed environment where you can learn more about managing your diabetes and feel free to interact as much or as little as you want. You may wish to bring a friend, relative or carer to support you during the session – that’s ok, just let us know so we can accommodate them.
- The course is delivered over two consecutive sessions, lasting two hours each with a comfort break, and are delivered by our Diabetes Specialist Nurses & Dietitians. You may already have some questions prepared for them, which we will do our best to answer for you. We will also provide a handbook to support the information discussed during the sessions, although you may wish to bring some paper to make your own notes.
- Courses run between 10am-12 noon, 1pm-3pm and 5.30pm-7.30pm at the following health centres: Speke, Garston, Breeze Hill, Townsend, Yew Tree, Childwall, Picton Medical Centre, Croxteth Fire Station, Mere Lane Practice, and Kensington Health Centre
- You can self-refer by contacting us on 0151 529 2130 and booking on to your nearest session, or request your GP or Practice Nurse refer you in.
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