Yearly Archives: 2020

Meet our Mental Health Practitioner

Hear what our Mental Health Practitioner, Clair Piper, has to say about mental health for those living with diabetes and the support services available through NEEDS: I trained to be a Mental Health Nurse back in 2008 and have worked in a variety of settings including mental health inpatient wards and within the community setting.

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Sick Day Rules for Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

The sick day rules below are for those living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. They have been adapted to include a few extra steps for people to consider during the current COVID-19 situation. If you have the TREND or DAFNE sick day rules you can still follow these – the core advice is the same.

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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

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Coronavirus: Public Advice (24.03.20)

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading Everyone must stay at home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. This includes people of all ages, regardless of whether you are showing symptoms or have any other health conditions. You can only leave your home: to shop for basic essentials – as infrequently as possible to

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