What we do
The Diabetes Specialist Nursing Service provides specialist support to GP practice staff in all aspects of diabetes management including diagnosis, treatment and management of patients.
This also includes the supervision of “new to practice” nurses and more experienced practice nurses to ensure that competencies are met.
The team is also responsible for the education and training of diabetes management for all staff working within primary and community care settings. Where appropriate this also includes the provision of updates and more specialist education.
In addition, the service provides joint assessment visits for patients alongside District Nurses.
Who is it for?
We provide education and training to a number of primary and community care professionals including GPs, practice nurses, district nurses, care homes, mental health & learning difficulty services, care agencies, housebound people with diabetes and also the wards in Ysbyty Cwm Cynon and Ysbyty Cwm Rhondda.
Can anyone use the service?
This service is for primary and community care professionals who need support with diabetes advice and or training.
Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
What to expect
The service has a number of functions:
- Provides specialist support and advice to Practice based staff in relation to all Diabetes management
- Delivers training and education tailored towards the individual needs of Practice-based staff
- Facilitates the achievement of clinical competencies (Diabetes) for new to post Practice Nursing staff
- Provides specialist advice in the management of those patients who are either housebound or reside in Care Homes
- Provides specialist support and advice to District Nurses, Mental Health & Learning Disability Nurses
- Facilitates and delivers the “Diploma Certificate in Diabetes Management in Primary Care”, and provides training and education to both pre and post registration students studying at the University of South Wales