Diabetes UK South West Regional Office
Victoria HouseVictoria StreetTauntonTA1 3FA
Telephone: 01823 448260Email:South.West@diabetes.org.uk
Meet the team
From left: Paula Wilson, Gemma Jackson, Annika Palmer, Phaedra Perry, Susannah Hickling
Regional Head – Phaedra Perry
Phaedra is the Head of Diabetes UK in the South West. Phaedra works with healthcare commissioners and providers to make sure diabetes is at the top of the local and regional healthcare agenda, improving care and support for people with diabetes and their families.
Regional Support Officer – Paula Wilson
Paula develops the region’s annual Healthcare Professional conference, as well as supporting events, running the office and providing support to the Team.
Improving Care Manager Devon and Cornwall – Annika Palmer
Annika raises awareness of diabetes in Devon and Cornwall and works with providers to improve healthcare provision.
Regional Media Officer – Susannah Hickling
Susannah raises awareness of Diabetes UK campaigns and news through regional TV, radio, press and online media as well as communications such as the South West web pages and regional magazine.
Volunteer Development Manager – currently recruiting
The Volunteer Development Manager supports volunteers and develops Diabetes UK local groups around the region, as well as running training and prevention events.
Volunteer Support Officer – Gemma Jackson
Gemma works with volunteers and local groups, providing opportunities and support around the region.
Regional Fundraiser – Louise Trott
The Regional Fundraiser supports fundraising volunteers and local groups to raise funds for research and deliver our vital support work.
Regional Account Manager (Tesco partnership) – Rhys Parker
Rhys works with the region’s Tesco stores to help them raise funds and awareness for their partnership with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation.