Following the announcement of social distancing recommendations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, group-based face-to-face delivery of programmes is no longer in line with government advice. As such, group-based face-to-face services will stop from Friday 20 March 2020.

If you are a patient with Type 2 diabetes we have digital programmes available for example Oviva and Second Nature - book here

If you have been referred for Diabetes Education by your GP and still want a face to face course, you will be held in a waiting list. We will contact you again once face to face courses resume.

If you're not sure how digital courses work, call us on 020 3474 5500

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Online Training Resource for Healthcare Professionals

A new, free online training resource is now available to help healthcare professionals to encourage people living with diabetes to attend diabetes courses.

As a resource to help improve the uptake of diabetes education, the 12 south London CCGs have worked with the Cambridge Diabetes Education programme (CDEP) to develop a new free online education module which can be used by healthcare professionals to learn more about why people living with diabetes should attend courses.

Research has shown that a positive referral by a healthcare professional can help encourage people with diabetes to attend courses which are recommended by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence).

This new online education module is available at both core and intermediate levels. The core level takes about 20 minutes to complete and the intermediate level takes around 25 minutes. It is recommended for use by all staff that may have contact with people who are living with diabetes including primary care receptionists, practice nurses, GPs and foot protection teams.

To access this education module please go to www.cdep.org.uk and register to create an account.

If you have any queries on this please contact Don Shenker at don.shenker@nhs.net