Diabetes Integrated Practice Unit


The Camden Diabetes Integrated Practice Unit (IPU) offers the following services.

Tier 1: Primary care support

  • supporting primary care through advice and guidance.

Tier 3: Community clinic

The Camden Community Diabetes Service is made up of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) providing support to adults with (mainly) type 2 diabetes in the community to manage their condition.

The team helps patients with complex health issues who need multiple therapies and the aim is to avoid hospital attendances and prevent risk of long-term complications. Patients are provided with the skills, knowledge and confidence to self-manage their diabetes effectively.

The following services are provided:

  • virtual consultant advice and guidance
  • access to a specialist diabetes nurse
  • psychological assessment/intervention
  • DESMOND type 2 education (see Downloads for patient leaflet)
  • Bengali type 2 education (see Downloads for patient leaflet)
  • advice from a dietitian
  • review by podiatrist
  • psychological assessment
  • joint CKD/diabetes clinic
  • pre-conception counselling.

Initial and follow-up appointments will be made by the service's administration team at St Pancras Hospital for clinics at St Pancras Hospital or Belsize Priory Health Centre

Tier 4: Hospital services

  • type 1 management and education
  • gestational diabetes
  • insulin pumps
  • CKD stage 4 and 5
  • emergency podiatry referrals (ulcer, infection, necrosis, absent pulses, charcot).

Available at Royal Free Hospital or University College London Hospitals.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Resident of Camden or registered with a Camden GP 
  • Type 2 diabetes 
  • Disengaged Type 1 Diabetes 

How to Refer

CNWL Central Access Team

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Tier 3: Community clinic

Complete the Camden Community Diabetes IPU Referral - Jan 2024 referral form and send to the CNWL Central Access Team: camdenreferrals.cnwl@nhs.net

Where to find the form

  • Camden: Camden Global Documents > Diabetes

Tier 4: Hospital services

Refer via e-RS


Patients can self-refer to the DESMOND or Bengali type 2 education programme.

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Review date: Saturday, 01 March 2025