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Diabetes

 

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.

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.

Alison White

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

For over 15 years, Alison has managed Guys & St Thomas Nutrition & Dietetic department and Clinical Lead of St Thomas’ Hospital. Clinically Alison has worked in numerous specialist areas including intestinal failure, Intensive care and gastroenterology. Alison has an MSc in Nutritional Medicine as well as change management and service improvement qualifications.

Krystal Wong

Project Support Officer, Diabetes

Krystal is the Project Support Officer for the Diabetes and Healthy Ageing programmes at the HIN. 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 health organisations including Diabetes Canada on a Type 2 diabetes prevention/healthy eating and cooking programme.

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.

Faye Edwards

Senior Project Manager, Diabetes

Faye began her career as a Podiatrist and during her clinical role she had a specialist interest in Diabetes wound management. She has worked in a service improvement role for the Royal Marsden, and the South West London Cancer Network. Since starting at the HIN Faye has led projects in type 1 diabetes and also also works on the Pan London Atrial Fibrillation project.

Julia Prudhoe

Project Support Officer, Diabetes

Julia graduated from the University of Nottingham with a degree in Sociology and Social Policy. Previously, she worked as an Engagement and Liaison Officer at Healthwatch Northumberland. Julia looks forward to learning more about technology, and developing skills to provide project support. She loves to travel, and has recently returned from South America.

Sophie Harris

Clinical Deputy Director, Diabetes

Sophie is a Diabetes and Endocrinology specialty trainee and completed a PhD investigating barriers to structured education for adults with Type 1 Diabetes (the BUD1E study). She led the co-creation of t1resources.uk and inputs into local and national expert groups on structured education. She is also a member of the young diabetes and endocrinology forum (YDEF).

Rod Watson

Senior Project Manager, Diabetes

Rod graduated from University with a Master’s in Public Health. He has worked for a leading national charity, in local government and for the NHS specialising in health improvement in the alcohol, substance misuse, healthier weight and sexual health fields. His hobbies include travelling the world for serendipity and adventure.

Claire Neely

Clinical Deputy Director, Diabetes

Claire has been a Diabetes Specialist Nurse for over 18 years. She developed a community Tier 3 service which she currently manages alongside her role as Diabetes Unit Manager at Kingston Hospital. Claire was one of the first Diabetes UK Clinical Champions and has been involved with many HIN projects in the past, including Improving Insulin Safety on Discharge from Hospital.

Ellen Pirie

Project Manager, Diabetes

Ellen has held various roles in the NHS in strategy, business development and project roles covering areas including planned care, ward transformation and GP liaison. Before that she worked in the IT industry for 25 years in various sales and marketing roles.

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 six months at Connaught Hospital Freetown with the King’s Sierra Leone Partnership.

Ella-Rose Bostock

Project Manager, Diabetes

Ella joined the NHS in 2013 after completing a degree in Neuroscience and Physiology. She worked at NHS Improvement on their regional and national quality improvement collaboratives and at Guy’s and St Thomas’ FT as Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Manager for the Medical Specialties directorate.

News, blogs and events

May 24, 2018

More support and choice for south Londoners at risk of Type 2 dia…

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