We are committed to empowering people with diabetes and helping their families and carers to manage their condition, in order to enhance quality of life and reduce the risk of long-term conditions.

We provide care for both inpatients and outpatients.

We run individual clinical sessions and group education sessions.


Great Western Hospital - Osprey Outpatients Department - third floor (please see Floor plan).

Opening times

Day Times
Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays Closed

Community Diabetes

Community service offering education to Health Professionals and a Patient education programme (Desmond).

Consultant, GP trainee and Nurse led clinics with some home visits. 

Clinics and services

  • Pre-conception and specialist maternity clinics
    Running in collaboration with obstetricians and midwives.
  • Specialist Foot Care Service
    A unique set-up which sees vascular surgeons, a diabetes specialist podiatrist and foot co-ordinator working closely together.
  • Young adult and adolescent clinic
    Run jointly with the Paediatric Diabetes Team.
  • Continuous sub-cutaneous insulin infusion pump service
  • Weight management service
    Run jointly by a diabetes consultant and dieticians.
  • Inpatient Diabetes Service
    Provided to all ward areas, introducing the Think Glucose national programme focusing on inpatient care for people with diabetes.
  • Access to a clinical psychologist
    For the management of long-term conditions and issues.
  • SWIFT (Swindon's Insulin for Food Treatment)
    Structured education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes.
    Structured education for people newly-diagnosed with diabetes - please see the DESMOND website


Tel: 01793 604054
Email: gwh.swindondiabetesnurseteam@nhs.net

GWH community diabetes team
Tel: on 01793 696621
Email: swiccg.communitydiabetesservice@nhs.net 

If you need urgent advice, or it's out of normal working hours (Monday-Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm), please use the NHS 111 service online (https://111.nhs.uk/) or phone NHS 111; or if it's a life-threatening emergency, call 999. 

For on-going advice regarding COVID19 and diabetes, please see NHS website: Diabetes.

Further information

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