Service Update – Coronavirus (06.04.20)

Please be aware that most of the North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) team have now been redeployed to help our NHS colleagues in the hospital during this overwhelming time.

Therefore, ALL routine appointments and phone follow ups have been cancelled until further notice. Individual clinician’s mobiles and emails will not be in use, but we will continue to have support via phone for urgent or essential calls only. Please call 0345 241 3313 (Option 2). Alternatively, please contact your GP surgery about prescription issues and any basic diabetes queries.

We are continuing our diabetes work at Colchester Hospital – if you are admitted, please ask the ward to inform the diabetes team.

The leaflets below provide some basic guidelines to follow if you become unwell:

We will continue to update the website and our social media pages with service and clinical advice news as the situation changes.

Thank you – please stay safe and well.