The Diabetes and Vascular Service provide a range of services aimed at providing specialist treatment, advice and education for people with diabetes, their carer’s and other health professionals.
We are a specialist community team of Nurses, Podiatrists, Dietician and Support Workers. Treatment is provided at community clinics, patients own homes and Tameside General Hospital. People with diabetes are referred to our service from their G.P or other healthcare professional for specialist care.
High Risk Foot Team Podiatrists
The team of HPC registered Podiatrists are skilled and experienced in treating patients with active foot ulceration that may not be responding to treatment. They work with the Vascular and Diabetes Consultants and can facilitate rapid, direct access for patients with limb threatening infection or ulceration.
Diabetes Specialist Nurses
The team of Registered nurses have additional specialist training, skills and expertise in diabetes management. As independent prescribers they can support and care for individuals with complex diabetes needs, offering patient centred care from a named nurse. They work closely with other health professionals to improve your care.
Diabetes Specialist Dietitian
The HPC registered dietitian has skills and experience in helping you to understand how your food and lifestyle choices influence your diabetes. Advice will be tailored specifically to you; the diabetes dietitan will always work with you to identify achievable goals.
Diabetes Support Workers
The support workers facilitate group education sessions in various languages and community settings. Languages spoken - English, Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bangla, Sylheti, They can also provide extra support for people new to injecting insulin and with blood glucose monitoring.
To access the service, your GP or another healthcare professional will have sent us a referral. You need to be a resident in Tameside or Glossop or be registered with a Tameside or Glossop GP.
On receipt of your referral you will be sent a clinic appointment with the name of the clinic date and time. In some instances you will be sent a letter asking you if you want an appointment and information about which clinics are available, in which case you will need to phone us to arrange an appointment at your choice of clinic. You will be required to bring information to your appointment such as current medication, medical history, blood glucose monitoring results. Appointments are made depending on urgency stated on referral.
At the first visit a full assessment will be made and treatment options will be discussed with you. We pride ourselves in offering a patient focused service where you will be involved in the decision making. You will be given a named clinician and contact number and leave with an agreed care plan and follow-up plan.
Diabetes and Vascular Service
Tel: 0161 366 2335
Fax: 0161 366 2388
Contact hours - Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm