Simon O'Neill, Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison, joined Diabetes UK in 1995 after a nursing career. He qualified from St Thomas' Hospital, London as a registered nurse in 1989 and specialised in paediatrics at Guy’s Hospital in 1991.
After several years working in both general and renal paediatrics, he joined Diabetes UK as a nurse care adviser.
Simon is responsible for ensuring Diabetes UK produces accurate and up-to-date information and advice on all aspects of diabetes care, based on the latest evidence.
Working closely with healthcare professional colleagues, he also advises on the charity’s policies and positions.
Simon was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 1992.