Training Tuesday

Tues 12 June

Our project: Improved and consistent patient access to targeted education resources

The main objectives of this project are:

  • To ensure all healthcare professionals have access to the same high quality education materials to provide to their patients
  • To understand which materials and resources would be best suited to individual patients following assessment
  • To consider how technology could support patients accessing information
  • How the diabetes service can publicise information, advice and guidance

Update! Structured Education

On diagnosis patients should be offered a structured education session to help them better understand and manage their diabetes.

This month sees a change to our current structured education provision and all North Devon patients newly diagnosed will now have access to an OVIVA education programme.

OVIVA offer a NICE-aligned, QISMET-accredited structured education and behavioural change programme for adults with type 2 diabetes. The programme provides tailored, high frequency 1 to 1 coaching and support from a diabetes specialist dietitian to promote behaviour change, with a focus on improving confidence in self-management and reducing the risk of complications of diabetes.

We have enclosed some leaflets for your information but if you would like more information please visit our website:

North Devon Integrated Diabetes Service

Or call Gayle Richards, Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse on 01271 311646 or email

Did you know?

“Four out of five people don’t feel fully in control of their diabetes.”

Therefore the more information we can signpost patients to the better, how about telling a patient about the new Diabetes UK Leaning Zone?

Get involved!

We would really like to know what patient education you recommend to your patients.

What online resources do you share with your patients or leaflets do you give to patients?

Any ideas or suggestions that you think would better support your patients?

Please email Amy Williams, Diabetes Project Manager on to share your top tips and suggestions!

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Last updated: June 14, 2018