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Community Diabetes Service

Providing specialist diabetes care in the community.

The community diabetes service is part of the County Durham & Darlington Community Health Services, specialist services directorate. The service covers the population of Derwentside and Durham & Chester Le Street. Our team consists of a specialist services manager, GPs with special interest (GPwSI) in diabetes (clinical lead), diabetes specialist nurses, dietitians and administrators.

The services and all GPwSI's working within the community service have recently been through an accreditation process run by County Durham PCT and the Northern Deanery. The accreditation process monitors competencies, performance, up to date clinical practice and continuous professional development (CPD) of all staff. All services passed this process and are deemed experts within their field.

The service is well established and was created to ensure that all people with diabetes Type 2 living in the Derwentside and Durham & Chester Le Street have equal access to high quality diabetes services which are closer to their homes and easily accessible.

We provide a professional and efficient service to all the patients and include patients from all social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. 

We help residents in how to manage their diabetes by providing group education sessions, we can also help individual patients through one-to-one sessions with a specialist nurse/dietitian.

We hold clinics across the community to provide easier access to specialist diabetes care. The community diabetes service also provides support for all the GP practices, running specialist clinics alongside normal practice teams to bring specialist care into local communities.

The multi-disciplinary team is working closely with your GP practice and the diabetes unit at County Durham & Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust to support people to manage their conditions more effectively.

Service Information

Where is the service provided from?

County Durham & Darlington Community Health Services diabetes service are based at: -

Durham & Chester Le Street
Unit 10 Lumley House Whitfield Court Meadowfield Durham

Unit 33F No1 Industrial Estate Consett Co Durham

Diabetes clinics are run at the following locations: -

GP Surgery - Sacriston
Durham & Chester Le Street
Meadowfield clinic
Durham & Chester Le Street
Kepier Clinic
Durham & Chester Le Street
Stanley Health Centre
Day / time of clinics
GP Surgery - Sacriston Wednesday AM
Meadowfield clinic Monday AM
Kepier Clinic 1 Wednesday AM per month
Stanley Health Centre Tuesday PM and Wednesday PM

They may have a foot examination, have their blood pressure taken and will be required to give a urine sample. Their medication and glycaemic control will be reviewed and discussed. All the cardiovascular risk factors will be investigated, reviewed and discussed.


Community Diabetes Team

Clinical Services Manager
Mark Jones Tel: 01325 746117 or 07811 442421

Durham & Chester Le Street Locality

GP with Special Interest in Diabetes (clinical leads)
Dr Graeme Wylie - GPwSI
Dr David Clifford - GPwSI

Diabetes facilitator / nurse practitioner
Kenvyn Murray

Diabetes specialist nurses
Helen Langton
Karen Butterfield

Janet Turner

Diabetes administrator
Julie Vincent

Contact telephone number is: 0191 382 6880

Derwentside Locality

GP with Special Interest in Diabetes (clinical lead)
Dr Tim Butler - GPwSI

Diabetes specialist nurses
Debbie Calland
Barbara Foster

Sue Fenwick

Diabetes administrator
Lesley Nejady

Contact telephone number is: 01207 584360

'The treatment I have received from all the staff has been excellent and could you extend my thanks to them all. A very thankful and relieved patient'.

Patient, Dermatology Outpatients Department, University Hospital of North Durham