Diabetes - Community Diabetes Team (Worthing, Adur, Arun and Chichester)

We are a team of Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN). We work collaboratively with the Diabetes Teams at St Richard's and Worthing Hospitals to provide specialist advice for patients in the community. Our team facilitates self-management of diabetes wherever possible.

We run clinics at GP surgeries with the practice nurse where we see patients to review their diabetes. We also run group education sessions and work closely with other community teams across the area. We also provide formal and informal education to other health care professionals within the Worthing, Adur, Arun, Chichester areas.

Coverage

Adur, Arun, Chichester, Worthing

How To Access

GPs, practice nurses, dieticians and DSNs can refer people to the clinics at their GP surgeries.

We also have a Diabetes Helpline that patients, carers or other healthcare professionals can use to obtain advice regarding diabetes. The Helpline is manned Monday – Friday during office hours (except public holidays and weekends). Generally you will hear an answer phone message.

If you leave your name, telephone number and times you can be contacted, a Diabetes Specialist Nurse will return your call. We endeavour to return calls within the same working day but it is not always possible.

Contact Details

Worthing, Adur and Arun
2nd Floor, Southfield House
Liverpool Gardens
Worthing
BN11 1RY
Tel: 01273 265951

Chichester
Bicentennial Building
Terminus Road
Southern Gate
Chichester
West Sussex PO19 8EZ
Tel: 01273 265969

Email sc-tr.communitydiabetesservice@nhs.net for non-urgent referrals to the Diabetes Specialist Nurse Team.

GP surgeries and patients from the Chanctonbury and Lancing surgeries should continue to use the existing contact number of 01903 285044 (provided by the Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust)

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9pm to 4pm (excluding public holidays)

How to find us

We are based in the Diabetes Centre in Chichester but travel all over Worthing, Adur, Arun and Chichester.

More information

Diabetes UK
Diabetes information on NHS Choices
NHS Diabetes