We provide high quality healthcare services primarily to the residents of East Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, which have a combined population in the region of 530,000.
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Philosophy of Care
The Children’s Diabetes Service is a multi-professional service serving the population of East Lancashire. The core team comprises of:
We are an approved centre for the RCPCH SPIN diabetes module for training in paediatric diabetes and often have a senior speciality trainee attached to our service. We have close links with colleagues in the adult diabetes service and have established a Transition Service for 16-19 year olds alongside one adult diabetologist, two adult DSNs and two dieticians in our transition clinics. These professionals have specifically allocated time funded by the paediatric service for transition.
The service supports a childhood population across Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Pendle, Rossendale and Hyndburn with an age range of 0 to 19. Currently, we have over 297 patients registered with the service. We are also part of the North West Paediatric Diabetes Network.
The Children's Diabetes Team in East Lancashire follow and adhere to the standards set out in the Best Practice Tariff for paediatric diabetes, introduced in April 2012.
The main aim of the Children’s Diabetes Service is to provide high quality, easily accessible, effective and cost-efficient provision to the 0-19 population of Pennine Lancashire.
The team works to diabetes best practice guidance and other key national guidance where applicable so that the children of East Lancashire receive optimal care appropriate to their individual needs in a safe, effective and personalised service. The team have an interest in innovative job planning to suit the needs of children and young people with diabetes.
Referrals come from GPs and the Children's Observation and Assessment Unit.
We also get referrals from other districts for children who have moved into our area.
First Floor, Dr’s residence
Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm