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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Psychological Medicine

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Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)

The Psychological Medicine Service forms an integral part of the multidisciplinary team (MDT) which consists of doctors, specialist nurses and dietitians.

The psychologist and psychiatrists work closely with the MDT to provide assessment and treatment to patients who are experiencing difficulties managing their diabetes.

The clinic provides treatment for mental health and other problems that are associated with specific medical problems. Patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are seen in the clinic: only internal referrals are accepted. Close liaison with the MDT assists in the delivery of a coordinated care plan.

Common reasons for referral are fear of hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia due to poor adherence, depression, and recurrent hypoglycaemia associated with overly tight diabetic control.

Assessment, outcome and satisfaction measures form an important part of routine clinical practice.

For more information on the Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM), please see:

Oxford Centre for Diabetes Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM)

Staff

Dr Daniel Zahl, Clinical Psychologist