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Diabetes - Children's Services

The paediatric diabetes team is divided into the three localities of Redditch, Worcester and the Wyre Forest. You will be referred to the nearest centre to where you live.

It is recommended that a child or young person with diabetes is looked after by a specialist team of professionals in paediatric diabetes.

Your child will be seen in clinic at either Worcestershire Royal, the Alexandra Hospital or Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre every three months for review by your Consultant, paediatric diabetes specialist nurse and dietician. The team psychologist may also be present during clinic appointments.  You are encouraged to contact the team should you have any queries or concerns between these visits.

Your paediatric diabetes specialist nurse will also visit you at home from time to time to help with problem-solving and continue with on-going education regarding diabetes.

Orchard Service, the local Children’s Community Nursing Team may be involved in your care when you are first diagnosed to give you support and guidance at home until a paediatric diabetes specialist nurse is available. 

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Support out of hours

Your first line of advice about diabetes during a normal working day should be the Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses for your area.

If it is urgent it is useful to leave a message on the mobile number as they may not always be working from the main office. For out of hours advice (after 5pm and before 8.30am) and weekend advice, please contact Riverbank children’s ward on tel.01905 760588

Ask to speak to the nurse in charge, who will contact the Paediatric Registrar, who will be able to advise you until your paediatric diabetes specialist nurses are next available.

When paediatric diabetes specialist nurses are unavailable there will be a clear message on mobile and office phones to indicate how to contact their colleagues in other localities in the county for advice, or the Ward as above.

Redditch & Bromsgrove paediatric diabetes team

Your local Redditch team consists of:

Dr N Ahmad, Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in diabetes based at the Alexandra Hospital, Redditch.

Diane Cluley and Lee-Ann Edwards, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses based at Smallwood House, Redditch. 01527 488656 or 07786 981146

Monday - Friday

Dorota Amador Bueno, Paediatric Dietitian, 01527 512043

Dr Eloise Lea, Clinical Psychologist, 07876652731

Marie Welsh, Clinic Nurse

Angela Roberts, Clinic Assistant

Debbie Boden, Clinic Administrator Children’s clinic 01527 512758

Clinics are held in the Children’s Outpatients at the Alexandra Hospital on a Thursday afternoon.

Worcestershire paediatric diabetes team

Your local Worcester team consists of:

Dr J West, Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in diabetes.

Dr C Solan, Associate Specialist, Paediatric Diabetes

Esther Anstey and Jane Francis, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses based at The Diabetes Centre, Aconbury West, Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Telephone: 01905 760225 or 07879440181

Monday - Friday

Dorota Amador Bueno and Catherine Pollard, Paediatric Dietitians 01905 760136

Dr Catherine Binney, Clinical Psychologist, 07715 634365

Sarah Phillips, Clinic Nurse

Mia Parslow Clinic Administrator Children's clinic 01905 733477

Clinics are held in the Children’s Outpatients department at Worcestershire Royal Hospital on Wednesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

Wyre Forest paediatric diabetes team

Your local Wyre Forest team consists of:

Dr J West, Consultant Paediatrician with a special interest in diabetes.

Dr C Solan, Associate Specialist, Paediatric Diabetes

Tracey Jones and Lee-Ann Edwards, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses.

Telephone: 01562 826393 or 07881 787239

Monday - Friday

Dorota Amador Bueno, Paediatric Dietitian 01905 760136

Dr Eloise Lea, Clinical Psychologist, 07876652731

Beverley Darbyshire, Children's Clinic, 01562 823424

Clinics are held in the Children’s Outpatients department, First Floor, Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre on Tuesdays.

Other support available

There is a Diabetes UK Wyre Forest Branch/Self Help group. Contact Fred Holland on 01562 68649.

There is also a Parents Support Group that meets a few times a year run by the Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Service across the county. This also includes social occasions such as a Christmas party for the younger ones and a summer BBQ for children and families. There will be flyers throughout the year. Your Paediatric Diabetes Nurse can also put you in touch with another family for support if you wish to do this.

Orchard Service, Children's Community Nursing Team may be involved in your care when you are diagnosed to give you support and guidance at home until Esther is available. They will give you their contact information if they are involved in your care.

The Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Service across the County also run an annual residential activity weekend for eight to 13 year olds and an activity day for the older teenagers, both good events to raise self esteem in young people with Diabetes.

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Clinical Psychology Paediatric Diabetes

What is Paediatric Clinical Psychology?

  • Paediatric Clinical Psychologists have training in child development and understanding how people think, feel and behave. They specialise in working with children, young people and families around coping, adjustment and living with a medical condition and/or its treatment.
     
  • The Clinical Psychologists are part of the diabetes team. 
     
  • We understand that managing diabetes is a daily job and can affect you and the people around you. Diabetes can affect how you feel or think about things. People can sometimes feel fed up, worried, stressed, angry, upset or down. We aim to help you and your family understand the links between diabetes, how you think and feel, and the things you do to see if there are ways in which we can help things to feel better. 
     
  • It can also sometimes be difficult to look after diabetes with the various things to remember and do. Finding ways of fitting diabetes care in with other parts of everyday life so that it doesn’t feel like diabetes is ruling things is important. People cope with this in different ways which can be more or less helpful. 
     
  • The psychologists, alongside the rest of your diabetes team, are here to help. We can talk with you and try to help you find ways of coping with the difficulties or feelings that you and your family may be facing. 
     
  • Mythbuster: you do not have to be mad or bad to see a psychologist!

Psychology - contact us

If you would like to speak to a team psychologist, please mention this to your Consultant or Specialist Nurse who will ask us to get in touch with you. 

Alternatively you can call or text us directly. Please see our work mobile telephone numbers below.  

As we work part time hours, we may not be able to return your call immediately. 

If you need urgent advice, please contact your paediatric diabetes specialist nurse.

South Worcestershire Wyre Forest and Redditch & Bromsgrove

Dr Catherine Binney

Call or text Catherine on 07715 634365
Tuesdays 9.15am - 5pm and Wednesdays 8.30am to 12.30pm

Address for correspondence: 
Catherine Binney, 
Clinical Psychologist, 
Diabetes Centre (c/o PDSNs), 
Aconbury West, 
Worcestershire Royal Hospital, Charles Hastings Way, Worcester
WR5 1DD 

Dr Eloise Lea

Call or text Eloise on 
07876 652731

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Address for correspondence: 

Dr Eloise Lea, 
Clinical Psychologist, 
Level 3 Kidderminster Treatment Centre
Bewdley Road                
Kidderminster, Worcestershire                           
DY11 6RJ

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Transitioning to adult diabetes services

Information leaflets on Transition to Adult Diabetes Services

Read and download the Patient Information leaflets on Transitioning to Adult Diabetes Services here and open the 'Teenage Diabetes Information Leaflets' tab.

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