Diabetes Education for professionals

The information here is for professionals in Derby and Derbyshire. It is for those who are working with patients with type 2 diabetes and staff who are working with patients with symptoms of type 2 diabetes.  

It may also be helpful to look at the latest NICE recommendations for patients with type 2 diabetes. 

The Department of Health’s Guidelines for physical activity and alcohol may also be useful when working with patients with type 2 diabetes. 

SystmOne Practices 

You can send referrals electronically through Pathfinder on SystmOne.

Press F12 to access Pathfinder go to Specialities section>Diabetes>Derbyshire Structured Education Referrals> Refer to DCHS Diabetes Education.

Please note ‘sharing’ with our diabetes education unit will need to be in place to allow referral to be sent electronically. Open SystmOne and go to > Set up > Users and Policy > Share in Rules > Add Organisation.

EMIS Practices 

The referral form can be in found in Template Manager or Resource Publisher > Document Templates.

Please contact us if you require further help in making a referral.


This video contains information for professionals on the Diabetes Education programme offers, ideas for how to help patients engage with Diabetes Education, the service referal criteria and how to refer.