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Diabetes continues to impact a growing proportion of our population. There are now around 2.81 million people in England diagnosed with either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, and it is estimated that there are a further 940,000 people with undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes and another seven million people are at risk of developing diabetes. Evidence shows that many cases of Type 2 diabetes are preventable.

In south London there are currently 159,819 people identified as having either Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes UK estimates that the NHS is already spending around £10 billion a year on diabetes. In addition, the annual social care costs associated with supporting people with diabetes are estimated to be £1.4 billion. Managing the growing impact of diabetes is a major clinical challenge, with around 22,000 people with diabetes dying early every year. Type 2 diabetes is a leading cause of preventable sight loss in people of working age and is a major contributor to kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke.

We are working to share, adopt, develop and implement innovative ways of improving health outcomes for people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, with an emphasis of minimising the impact of diabetes on their lives.

We are also working with partners across south London to deliver Healthier You, the National Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme.

Diabetes Projects

Healthier You (National Diabetes Prevention Programme)

Barriers to Uptake of Diabetes Education (BUD1E) study

Insulin Safety

The Integrated Hypoglycaemic Pathway

Improving access to structured education for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes consultation tool and user guide

Diabetes Improvement Collaborative

The Team

Jill Lockett

Board Member, Diabetes

Jill is the Director of Performance and Delivery at King’s Health Partners. She was Service Director for the Behavioural and Developmental Psychiatry CAG in South London and Maudsley NHS FT. Previously, she was Director of Cancer Waits and Heart Team Capital Programme at DH. Previous roles include Chief Executive of a London PCG and Director of Commissioning in a PCT.

Lily Megaw

Project Manager, Diabetes

Neel Basudev

Clinical Director, Diabetes

Neel qualified from University College London and is a GP at Springfield Medical Centre in Lambeth. He is also the Diabetes Lead for Lambeth CCG and a GPSI in Diabetes for the Lambeth Diabetes Intermediate Care Team. His interests include golf and cricket.

Laura Spratling

Programme Director, Diabetes

Laura studied modern languages at Cambridge and joined the NHS as a management trainee in 2009. Since then she has held various hospital management roles as well as working in commissioning and at the Department of Health. Laura recently volunteered for 6 months at Connaught Hospital Freetown with the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership.

Kiran Bhangu

Project Manager, Diabetes

Alison White

Implementation lead – for Diabetes Treatment & Care and Healthier You, Diabetes

Faye Edwards

Senior Project Manager, Diabetes

Krystal Wong

Project Support Officer, Diabetes

Krystal is the Project Support Officer for the Diabetes, Stroke Prevention, Healthy Ageing and Patient Experience themes at the Health Innovation Network. She holds a BSc in Health Sciences and has a strong interest in health promotion and community development. Previously, she worked for various non-profit organisations including Diabetes Canada on a Type 2 diabetes prevention/healthy eating and cooking programme.

Sophie Harris

Innovation Fellow, Diabetes

News, blogs and events

June 16, 2017

Vacancy: Deputy Clinical Director – Diabetes

June 15, 2017

Smartphones among digital tech transforming London’s NHS

January 11, 2017

Partnership for change: First impressions in Freetown

November 10, 2016

Healthier You reaches south Londoners at high risk of diabetes

September 21, 2016

HIN out and about in London

August 17, 2016

Diabetes Improvement Collaborative is a finalist at the Quality i…

August 10, 2016

HIN out and about in London

July 14, 2016

HIN out and about in London