Sunderland Children’s Diabetes Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) serves the population of Sunderland, North Easington and surrounding areas. The core team currently comprises 4 consultant paediatricians (0.8 WTE), 4 Children’s Diabetes Specialist Nurses (CDSNs) (4 WTE), 1 Health Care Assistant (0.49 WTE), 1 Psychological Therapist (0.5 WTE), 3 Specialist Diabetes Dieticians (SDD) (0.75 WTE),  one secretary (1 WTE), and 1 Admin Officer (0.5 WTE).

The service supports children with diabetes from 0-19 years old. There are usually around 180 CYP in the service. We work with children, young people, their family’s/carers as well as any involved in their lives, for example teachers, social workers, health and other professionals, social group leaders, to support, educate and empower, managing their diabetes throughout their ever changing life.

We have close links with colleagues in the adult diabetes service which ensures smooth transition to this service and  with South Tyneside Paediatric diabetes MDT service.

We are part of the North East and Cumbria  Children’s and young people’s regional paediatric diabetes network. We are involved in national paediatric diabetes audit (NPDA) Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) and peer review.

The team have recently undertaken the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child health Quality Improvement collaborative for children and young people   

Contact Us

Main hospital switchboard 0191 5656256
Paediatric Team 0191 569 9794

Finding Us

Out-patient facilities for both children and young people are provided at the Niall Quinn Children’s Centre at Sunderland Royal Hospital in a variety of age banded clinics.  Transition and Transfer clinics are held in the adult Diabetes and Metabolic Medicine Unit at Sunderland Royal Hospital.

Our Team

Diabetes Nurses: Lisa Wilson, Allison Young, Julie Evans, Ann Berry and Paula Mulvaney
Divisional General Manager: Jackie Butterworth
Directorate Manager: Derek Curry  
Matron: Richard Allsop