REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Rapid Access Clinic

Checked: 01-10-2018 by vicky.ryan Next Review: 01-10-2019

Service Overview

NBT operates a nurse led rapid access clinic at their Diabetes Unit,  Monday - Friday between 14:00 - 16:00. 

The purpose of clinic is to see urgent referrals in a timely manner.  For advice or to discuss referrals - Tel: 07500 027385

See NBT's primary care referral pathway for more information.

Referral Guidance

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Newly diagnosed type1

  • Newly pregnant with type 1 or type 2

  • Problems needing urgent specialist advice e.g. sever and/or frequent hypoglycaemia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients requiring hospital transport

  • Patients under paediatric care

  • Diabetic foot problems

  • Any non acute diabetes problem

  • Acute eye problems.

Referrals should be made via bleep 9315 or telephone: 07500 027385 or email: diabeticspecialistnurse@nbt.nhs.uk

Referrals must be raised using the DRAC referral form available on the NBT website.  Referrals need to be received by 12 midday for patients to be seen the same day otherwise next day service.