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Diabetes Centre

Diabetes Care service profile 

Mid Essex integrated diabetes service works in partnership with PROVIDE (formerly known as  Central Essex Community Services) to deliver an integrated care pathway.

The hospital based component of the diabetes service provides highly specialist care for patients with Type I and Type II Diabetes Mellitus, on both an in- patient and an out -patient basis.

  • Patients benefit from a comprehensive service that includes Diabetologists, Nurse specialists, specialist Dieticians, podiatry and  specialist  foot wear

  • The joint diabetes / obstetric ante-natal clinic is held on level 4 of the PFI wing at Broomfield Hospital.
  • The team works closely with the paediatric service to deliver transition care.  

Contact Details

Tel 01245  516371 

Fax 01245 516380

Mid Essex Diabetes Centre, West Wing 2, Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Chelmsford CM1 7ET



Referrals to the diabetes clinics should be made via the GP to:

Dr Jeremy Fletcher 
  • Type 1 patients
  • Any Patients with diabetes related complications including diabetic nephropathy
  • Insulin pumps
  • In-patients


Dr Alan Jackson 
  • Foot care
  • Ante- natal clinic
  • In-patients


Dr Nisha Kaimal  
  • Consultant Diabetologist
  • Endocrine and in-patient diabetes


Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN) For assessment and education 
  • For out-patients via letter or fax from GP or Practice nurse)
  • For in-patient care ( via Ordercomms)


The DSN team and special interest areas are as follows:
  • Jane Young : Lead Nurse and interest in  renal diabetes (Haemodialysis, PD) ante- natal care,  CGMS and insulin pumps
  • Margaret Bardle : Pre-conceptual and ante-natal care, CGMS and insulin pumps
  • Lisa Joslin : In-patient care with an interest in Erectile dysfunction, insulin pumps
  • Hazel Hynes : Adolescents and young people with Type 1 diabetes
  • Jane Vincent : In patient care and Education
  • Tannia Rushen : In-patient care 


Nutrition & Dietetics
  • For assessment and education 
  • For out-patients via letter or fax from GP or Practice nurse


The Nutrition & Dietetic Team and special interest areas are as follows:
  • Pauline Bird (Clinical Manager for dietetics), special interests in ante- natal care and BERTIE education
  • Bridget Lee, special  interest in Type 1 education (BERTIE) and weight management 
  • Gill Ball, special  interest in ante natal care
  • Clarissa Reeves, adult and children’s Dietitian


  • Linda Milburn (Lead) Michelle Goodeve (Senior Podiatrist)
  • Referral for in- patient  diabetes related foot-care is via the ordercomms system or for toe nail service (for patient who have extended admissions only) by fax to diabetes centre
  • Out- patient referral via the community podiatry clinics depending on locality


Diabetes Specialist Midwife
  • Angela Kipling Bleep #6555 1490
  • Referrals taken via fax 01245 516380 or telephone 01245 516371 
  • All women with newly diagnosed gestational diabetes 
  • Newly pregnant women with existing Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes


The service is supported by 
  • Sharon Mackie, Linda Bekir, Karelia John, Maria Kennedy, Stephanie Ridd and  Lesley Yates


Other services include: 
  • New patient diabetic assessment, Consultant and/or senior DSNs
  • Telephone advice for admission avoidance and treatment titration
  • Telephone advisory service for patients and Primary care health care professionals.
  • In-patient care  
  • Email to diabetes nurses (DSNs) for current patients
  • Education programme for Type II patients, including insulin conversion
  • Education  programme for Type I patients with diabetes (BERTIE)
  • Continuous  Blood Glucose monitoring
  • Education for both primary and secondary staff
  • Insulin pump service
  • Pre-conceptual care clinic