Who can be referred?

  • All new type 2 diabetics who need advice or help with glucose control or help with risk factor control
  • Type 2 diabetics who need advice / help with developing or existing complications
  • Diabetes secondary to steroids
  • Initiation of insulin
  • Initiation of new medication
  • Where patients refuse to attend secondary clinics
  • Existing type 1 diabetics with poor record attendance at secondary care clinics

Urgent referrals

  • Severe / recurrent / new hypoglycaemia


  • Suspected newly diagnosed type 1 diabetes
  • Type 1 or type 2 planning pregnancy or pregnant
  • Known type 1 diabetes age 16 – 24 years
  • Erectile dysfunction caused by diabetes

Referral process

Through Choose and Book  by completing the template at GP surgery

Referral by letter to specialist services admin, Third floor, One Life, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 3QY.

Please include:

  • List of current medications and any drug allergies
  • Medical history and fresh lab data as above
  • If interpreter required please state this in the referral indicating which language
  • If transport is required this should be arranged by the referring agent
  • Person with diabetes will be offered an appointment to a clinic of their choice

Urgent referral requests by telephone

Julie Allison – 07810 056321 (Middlesbrough)

Pam Sherriff – 07990 974879 (Redcar & Cleveland)