Diabetes & Endocrinology - For Clinicians

Diabetes & Endocrinology Referrals

Diabetes Rapid Access Clinic

The indications for referral to DRAC are:

  • Newly diagnosed type 1 DM
  • Newly pregnant with type 1 or type 2 diabetes
  • Recent hyperglycaemia secondary to acute intercurrent illness
  • Recent severe and/or frequent hypoglycaemia

Podiatrist-led diabetic foot ulcer clinics running within the main diabetes clinics and consultant-led foot clinics.

Referrals should be made via bleep 9315 or telephone: 07500 027385 or email: diabeticspecialistnurse@nbt.nhs.uk


Pregnancy in patients with diabetes requires specialist care from the earliest stage, preferably before conception. The following guideline outlines all the areas of care and when referral should occur.



Please fax or post your referral letter for your patient for:

  • Multi-professional diabetes clinics
  • Endocrine clinic
  • Specialist services

Diabetes & Endocrinology Referrals

Please post or fax a referral letter for your patient:
Diabetes & Endocrinology 
Southmead Hospital
Southmead Road
Bristol, BS10 5NB

Telephone: 0117 4146422
Fax: 0117 4149402

Diabetes Rapid Access Clinic Referral
Telephone: 07500 027385
Email: diabeticspecialistnurse@nbt.nhs.uk

Diabetes & Endocrinology - For Clinicians

Rapid Access Advice

For Diabetes & Endocrinology advice:

DSN bleep: 9315 telephone: 07500 027385

Endocrinology SpR: 07710 384933

DM in pregnancy advice: 07717 422891

Endocrinology Consultant: mobile via NBT switchboard 0117 9505050