Advanced Diabetes Dietitian, Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
In her role as Clinical Champion, Lucy hopes to develop a patient centered model of community diabetes care that improves access to dietary support and education alongside psychological therapies to address emotionally driven eating behaviours. She plans to focus on the importance of considering wider determinants of health and a person’s emotional wellbeing at all stages of care planning and delivery.
Lucy hopes to be key in developing a more integrated, person centered model of community diabetes care that improves awareness of and access to appropriate non-pharmaceutical therapies. Her aim is to enable people to access psychological support through integrated pathways of care within the trust.
Lucy qualified in 2010 and developed her passion for diabetes and weight management within a forward thinking team at Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust. While there she made sure that dietitians remained fully integrated members of the clinical team, embedding a multi-professional approach to hospital diabetes clinics and for diabetes support service clinics in primary care. Lucy moved to Staffordshire to take on a new clinical role within a community diabetes service for Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. She now works with a team of diabetes nurses and consultants to provide clinics and group education for adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.
Over the years Lucy has developed a keen interest in patient-centred care and the wider determinants of health. She feels strongly that people should be listened to and able to make informed decisions about their therapeutic treatment options.