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Healthcare Professional Advisory Committee

Our HPA committee (formerly the Council of Healthcare Professionals) is a multidisciplinary advisory body that informs and promotes our work.

The Committee helps ensure we meet the needs of people at risk or living with diabetes, and the healthcare professionals working across the settings and disciplines involved in diabetes treatment and care.

Role of the Committee

  • Represent the full spectrum of healthcare professionals involved in diabetes care, providing our work with holistic, patient-centred, insight.
  • Act collaboratively and provide multidisciplinary leadership on issues around diabetes care.
  • Inform the plans and work of the charity ensuring we meet the needs of people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals.
  • Bring insight and awareness of issues in diabetes care, highlighting concerns affecting both healthcare professionals and people at risk or living with diabetes. 
  • Guide our response to government and organisational decision-making that impacts healthcare professionals and the care, safety and treatment access of people at risk or living with diabetes.
  • Comment on the plans and work of the charity to ensure it is meeting the needs of people living with diabetes and healthcare professionals.
  • Promote and communicate our work and initiatives to healthcare professionals across relevant organisations and networks.

The HPA committee work in parallel with our Diabetes Lived Experience Advisory Committee, ensuring our work and actions are guided by well-rounded, collaborative insight from two groups who bring different perspectives and a shared passion for improving the treatment, care and health outcomes of people at risk or living with diabetes. 


Hannah Beba (Co-Chair): Consultant Pharmacist, West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership
Fiona Campbell (Co-Chair): Consultant Paediatrician and Diabetologist, Leeds Children’s Diabetes Centre, St James University Hospital

Marc Atkin: Consultant & Clinical Lead in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Internal Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath
Sally Bailey: Diabetes Dietitian, Clinical Services Manager, NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, Oviva
Parijat De: Consultant, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust
Anne De Bray: ST7 Trainee, West Midlands, Chair of Young Diabetes Endocrinology Forum (YDEF)
Atrayee Ghatak: Consultant Paediatrician and Diabetologist, Alder Hey Children's Hospital, Liverpool
Manda Kaur: Learning and Development Pharmacist, National Pharmacy Association
Carol Metcalfe: Advanced Specialist Practitioner, Paediatric Diabetes, Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Manchester Foundation Trust
Nicola Milne: Primary Care Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Northenden and Brooklands Primary Care Network
Claire Neely: Diabetes Nurse Consultant Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 
Paul Newman: Senior Partner, Waverley Park Medical Practice, Glasgow (Diabetes Lead)
Juliette Palmer: Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Primary Care Brownlow Health Liverpool
Mayank Patel: Consultant Physician in Diabetes, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation trust
Siobhan Pender: Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse, Guy's and St Thomas’ NHS Trust
Gabby Ramlan: Clinical Lead Dietitian (Adult), Barts Health NHS Trust (Newham Hospital)
Jayne Robbie: Senior Lecturer and Senior Podiatrist, Birmingham City University and University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
Rose Stewart: Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Waqas Tahir: GP Partner Affinity Care, Thornton & Denholme Medical Centre
Katie Whitehead: Practice Nurse and Research Nurse, Primary Care Sheffield and Hollies Medical Centre
Zehra Yonel: Clinical Lecturer Restorative Dentistry / STR Restorative Dentistry, University of Birmingham


We are not currently recruiting to the HPA Committee. If you would like an update or have any questions about the committee and its work please email

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