Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse
As one of our Clinical Champions, Nicola is striving to ensure that high quality education, mentorship and support remains a key priority in Manchester as well as across the country. Nicola is passionate about making sure that healthcare professionals are educated in diabetes care in order to help their patients prevent the development of Type 2 diabetes, as well as ensuring they have the skills to help prevent progression of their diabetes and complications.
Nicola believes that all primary care healthcare professionals are important in the delivery of effective and holistic diabetes care.
Nicola qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1988 and as a Midwife in 1991, moving into primary care in 2002, where she worked as a Practice Nurse for sixteen years until April 2018. As a practice nurse she developed a special interest in diabetes, with a key focus on ensuring effective, accessible care.
Nicola is now employed by Manchester University Foundation Trust as a Community Diabetes Specialist Nurse working within primary care to give support and education to all healthcare professionals in the delivery of diabetes care to adults living with Type 2 diabetes.
Valuing engagement and the sharing of good practice, Nicola has presented poster abstracts at multiple conferences. She is increasingly involved in educational activities supporting community nurses and has published articles on her work in chronic kidney disease and diabetes, as well as on projects in diabetes prevention, pregnancy and hypoglycaemia awareness. Nicola was Chair of the Diabetes UK Professional Conference Organising Committee for Liverpool 2019, and currently a Committee Member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society, a faculty member of At The 4FRONT Diabetes Nurse Leadership Academy and on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Diabetes and Primary Care and The Journal of Diabetes Nursing.