Lesley Hamilton - Diabetes Networks Manager, Western Health and Social Care Trust
Lesley Hamilton has worked as a Diabetes Dietitian in the NHS for 22 years. She is based in the Western Health and Social Care Trust in Northern Ireland and was Team Lead for a multi professional Community Diabetes Support Team before taking up her current role as Diabetes Network Manager for the Trust in 2011.
Lesley has a keen interest in patient and staff education and continues to have a clinical input to Diabetes Clinics and Structured Patient Education programmes and updates for type 1 and type 2 Diabetes and also Type 2 Diabetes Prevention.
She has developed sound multidisciplinary links in her role, working closely with primary and secondary care colleagues and strongly believes that good diabetes care is based on the “jigsaw” of multidisciplinary working. She has been part of the team leading the service redesign in the Western Trust and as DUK Clinical Champion Lesley is looking forward to continuing to develop, and deliver, the Integrated Care Pathways in Diabetes West, offering single point of referral, improvements in communication from DM clinics and improved “one stop shop” services for people with Diabetes. Risk stratified care is the focus of the Integrated Care Pathway, offering education and support for patients and healthcare teams within the “ABC” of Diabetes West.