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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RCN North West Black History Month Award 2018 - 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 work closely with the Social Inclusion Team and have attended Ramadan health events, the Arabic arts festival and also have links with the Polish community to provide awareness and ongoing diabetes education.
Hypo Awareness Excellence Award 2018
This was awarded for our stunning efforts during Hypo Awareness Week, which included the use of a Hypo simulator headset to help staff and members of the public understand how it may feel to experience a hypoglycaemic episode. We also provided advice on the correct and effective treatments on how to manage hypoglycaemia. We put together a video summarising our best bits during the week and this can be viewed within the events calendar section.
This award was presented at the Diabetes Quality in Care (QiC) Awards Ceremony.
Proud of Aintree Excellence Awards 2018:
The annual celebration recognises the outstanding achievements of staff across the whole trust. It includes those who go ‘the extra mile’ to deliver exceptional service, excel at innovation, demonstrate great leadership and work effectively in partnership with both internal and external parties.
We were lucky enough to win both:
- Divisional Award for Medicine
- Team of the Year 2018
This was for our achievements in improving service outcomes, by providing individualised care programmes to meet the needs of complex and hard to reach patients.
Proud of Aintree Excellence Award: Innovator of the Year 2018
This award went to Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Juliette Palmer for her work in reviewing the gap and identifying improvements for homeless patients to access diabetes care more easily. She has created links and worked with established agencies and built relationships with the homeless population.
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.
LDP does NDPP - Diabetes Prevention Week reflections
Check out our Let’s talk food & drink section for new, healthier takes on classic takeaway dishes.
Take a look at the highlights from our Croxteth Hall Park Run here.