The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Diabetes Specialist Midwives

Welcome to the Diabetes Specialist Midwife Team

Debbie Morris 07768 466010

Cathy Tabner  07500 855116

Jenny Roddy   07799 893132

Julie Meyers  07786 250558

Team Leader: Emmeline Horne, email: telephone: 07770701298

Matron: Julie Holmes, email:,  telephone: 0113 2065169

Link Obstetrician: Dr Medha Rathod

We are a team of 4 Midwives who care for women in Leeds that have or develop diabetes in their pregnancy. We offer complete case load midwifery care for women with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Our clinics are held at St James's Hospital every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.
We facilitate parentcraft talks in the clinic waiting area - we cover topics such as preparing for birth and parenthood, including a diabetes section.

We coordinate pregnancy care on an individual basis and work closely within a multi-disciplinary team to ensure women receive a high standard of care and good continuity of carer. The Diabetes multidisciplinary team consists of Diabetes Midwives, Maternity Support Worker, Obstetric Consultants, Diabetes Consultants, Dieticians and Diabetes Nurses.

Type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetic women attend a combined obstetric/diabetic clinic at frequent intervals throughout pregnancy which are held on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon in the Antenatal Clinic at St. James’s Hospital.

Women who develop Gestational Diabetes (diabetes in pregnancy) are contacted by phone by a Diabetes Midwife to inform them of their positive result and invite them to attend the next available clinic. This gives us the opportunity to inform the women of their diagnosis and offer support. We are able to discuss the care they will receive and how we share care with the Community Midwife.

We are continually striving to improve our service by undertaking regular audits, listening to patient feedback and working alongside an award winning research team within our clinics.