Redditch paediatric diabetes service

 

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 every four to six months for review by your Consultant, paediatric diabetes specialist nurse and dietician. 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 continuing with ongoing education regarding diabetes.

Redditch paediatric diabetes team

Redditch 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 Tracey Jones, Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurses based at Smallwood House, Redditch.
  • Dorota Amador Bueno, Dietitian
  • Dr Natalie Craddock, Clinical Psychologist
  • Marie Sparrow, Clinic Nurse
  • Angela Roberts, Clinic Assistant
  • Debbie Boden, Clinic Administrator
Clinics are held in the Children’s Outpatients upstairs at the Alexandra Hospital. They are held on a Thursday afternoon.

Where to seek advice

Where to seek advice

Your first line of advice about diabetes during a normal working day should be your Paediatric Diabetes Nurses Diane and Tracey. If it is urgent it is useful to leave a message on the mobile number as they may not always be working from the Diabetes Centre.

For out of hours advice (after 5pm and before 8.30am) and weekend advice, please contact Ward 1 at the Alexandra Hospital Redditch on 01527 512095. Ask to speak to the nurse in charge, who will contact the Paediatric Registrar, who will be able to advise you until they are next available.

When Diane or Tracey are unavailable there will be a clear message on both phones to indicate how to contact their Paediatric Diabetes Nurse colleagues in Worcester for advice or the Ward as above.

Other support available

Other support available

Orchard Service, the Hospital at Home service for Children and Young People may be involved in your care when you are diagnosed to give you support and guidance at home until Diane is available. They will give you their contact information if they are involved in your care.

There is a Diabetes UK Bromsgrove and Redditch Branch/Self Help group. It meets on the first Thursday of the month at 2pm at the Diabetes Centre. Contact Peter Sutton on 01527 832102.

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, ask Diane if you wish to be put on the mailing list. Your Paediatric Diabetes Nurse can also put you in touch with another family for support if you wish to do this.

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.