Structured Diabetes Education programme

Release date: September 2020

You asked

What alternative arrangements for Structured Diabetes Education programmes have been commissioned/put in place by the CCG to support people living with diabetes due to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. virtual delivery via video conferencing tools, digital etc)?

Our response

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) offers structured education via DESMOND. During the COVID-19, education was paused while the programme established how to deliver a virtual model in an effective way. Virtual delivery and return to some face-to-face education will take place in Quarter 3 20/21.

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) offers structured education via DESMOND. During the COVID-19, education was paused while the programme established how to deliver a virtual model in an effective way. Virtual delivery and return to some face-to-face education will take place in Quarter 3 2020/2021.


What alternative arrangements for Structured Diabetes Education programmes have been commissioned/put in place by the CCG to support people living with diabetes due to the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g. virtual delivery via video conferencing tools, digital etc)?

Manchester Health and Care Commissioning (MHCC) offers structured education via DESMOND. During the COVID-19, education was paused while the programme established how to deliver a virtual model in an effective way. Virtual delivery and return to some face-to-face education will take place in Quarter 3 2020/2021.


With the recent NHS primary care reorganisation, which organisation (if not your organisation) within your STP/ICS footprint is responsible for the commissioning of Structured Diabetes Education programmes for people living with diabetes?

MHCC commissions education.


Could you provide contact details for the main person responsible for commissioning Structured Diabetes Education programmes for people living with diabetes?

Please contact 0161 213 1700 or email communicationsmanchester@nhs.net.