Service delivery during COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the ongoing pandemic, and to help keep you and our colleagues safe we’re following national guidance and minimising face to face contacts. We will continue to support you through video consultation, telephone consultations and virtual clinics and we’ll see you face to face where this is safe, and the most appropriate way to support you in line with the national guidance.

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Diabetes Nursing

The Diabetes nursing team aim to promote independence and self-management of people with diabetes as much as possible by increasing knowledge of the condition, how best to control it and reduce the risks of complications. Also knowing when and how to ask for help with any problems that may arise.


2nd Floor, Bickerstaffe House, Diabetes and Community Services Centre, Wigan Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 2AZ
t: 0300 247 0011
e: 
vcl.westlancs-spa@nhs.net


Our Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Diabetes Nurse Educators  are currently based in Ormskirk Diabetes and Community Services Centre (home visits are available for housebound patients). We work alongside the dietitian, GPs, Practice nurses and Diabetes consultants to ensure a comprehensive service for Diabetes.

All our appointments are booked in advance and we are not a drop-in service, however we can provide telephone advice.

Diabetes Structured Education is provided from the Diabetes and Community Services Centre and at venues around the West Lancashire area. This is for both newly diagnosed and for more established patients, both in a group format and on a one to one basis. Referral for this is usually from your GP or Practice nurse.

Contact information if you are worried about your condition:

Diabetes UK Careline – 0845 120 2960, or NHS 111.

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