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Diabetes Specialist Nurse (Community Based)

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
25 Jun 2024
To provide and manage expert specialist clinical practice in the borough of Croydon for community/housebound people with diabetes.

To be a source of expertise, knowledge and support, upskilling community health care professionals through joint and virtual clinics.

To develop evidence based clinical nursing in line with current research and guidelines. To ensure people with diabetes and their families are fully informed and supported in the management of their diabetes care.

To work with the wider multidisciplinary team in a proactive way with the aim of preventing hospital admission, supporting early discharge and reduced GP contact.

To work within the community based services to provide structured education for people with diabetes.

To provide nurse led clinics and joint clinic in community locations to support the management of people with diabetes. This will include initiating diabetes medication and insulin as well as monitoring people ongoing glycaemic control and titrate/optimise medication accordingly.

Main duties of the job

Diabetes Specialist Nurse (Community Based)

Band 7

Full time position (37.5 hours

Our Integrated Diabetes Service provides seamless, high quality care for the people of Croydon.

You will provide clinical / education support for the Primary Care Team, people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes and their carers.

We offer education/support to help with personal development, Apprenticeship offerings and other new development opportunities.

You will have the opportunity to be part of the specialist services which include:
  • Antenatal care - Diabetes in pregnancy clinics
  • Renal clinics
  • Transition and young persons' clinics
  • Insulin pump clinics
  • Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) & Flash glucose monitoring clinics and other Diabetes technologies
  • Joint clinics with Psychologist & or Dietitian and other Health care Professionals including GPs

We are seeking to recruit Diabetes Specialist Nurse who have a passion for improving the care of people with diabetes, excellent communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team.

The role will include working closely with colleagues in hospital, community and primary care to ensure that the people of Croydon receive high quality integrated care.

A clean driving license and use of a car for work purposes is desirable.

Contact information

Lelieth Legister,

Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist - Diabetes


Telephone: 07768467340

Interviews: tbc

About us

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon. The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 4,100 staff provide services for a population of over 360,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.Our main hospital site, Croydon University Hospital is one of the busiest in London. We're also leading the way in providing more healthcare outside hospitals at clinics, specialist centres and in people's homes. Our experienced district nursing teams, Allied Health Professionals and community matrons look after people of all ages across Croydon.Across the NHS everyone is working hard to meet growing demand and we're no exception. But with the right people on board, we are rising to this challenge, putting our people in the driving seat, encouraging innovation and transforming our services to give local people the quality of care they deserve. Croydon Health Services puts a great deal of importance on education and training throughout the careers of all of our staff.If you want the opportunity to have a real impact, challenge yourself and be part of an NHS Trust that's making a real difference then a career at Croydon Health Services could be just what you're looking for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role via Job Description

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult Nurse
  • Holds recognised Adult diabetes qualification


  • Masters



  • Extensive experience in Adult diabetes nursing, including working as a Adult diabetes specialist nurse
  • Able to provide support, education and specialist input for the management of more complex patients and improved management of diabetes.
  • Acts as a link between the patient and other healthcare professionals and provides patient-centred care that meets the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patients and their families.
  • Is a highly skilled Independent practitioner in diabetes care who is able to motivate, counsel, support, educate, coordinate and help manage the care of the people with diabetes.
  • Is competent to educate other healthcare professionals both community and in hospital settings, families, and young adults. Such education involves discussing any concerns, misconceptions or beliefs the patient or family may have, as well as offering advice on diet and lifestyle.
  • Has the ability to focus on early detection of diabetes and is able to intervene and manage the condition early on.

Employer details

Employer name

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust


Community Integrated Diabetes Service

530 London Road



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