Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse, NHS Grampian
As one of our Clinical Champions, Sandra plans to establish high quality standards of care for people with diabetes.
She would like to improve how education is delivered by working with health and social care staff and also the third sector. As Chair of the Grampian DSN Education Group Sandra plans to link with the Managed Clinical Networks in Scotland to roll this out.
Sandra also has a special interest in using technology and digital health to increase patient confidence and competence enabling them to manage their long term condition effectively. Part of this process may include other resources for example no-delays (prescribed electronic postcards) but also using virtual clinics enabling patients to access the diabetes team at the right time, right place and delivering the right treatment.
Sandra developed an interest in diabetes whilst working as a community nurse in a rural practice. This led to her increasing knowledge and skills to become a Diabetes Specialist Nurse (DSN) in NHS Grampian (NHSG).
In the last 14 years she has been involved in a number of initiatives including working with SIGN 116 developing clinical guidelines, participated and cascaded information on SCI-Diabetes (information technology tool) throughout Scotland and predominantly in Grampian but also the development of nurse led clinics in the area using a formal electronic referral process.