North Bristol NHS Trust
Vicky Ruszala is currently a specialist pharmacist at North Bristol NHS Trust. She works in a specialist capacity with the diabetes and endocrinology team, trying to improve inpatient experience for those with diabetes and reducing errors in diabetes care. She leads the NBT team quality improvement program and NBT have successfully been selected as one of the 20 pilot sites for the National Diabetes Audit Quality improvement collaborative. The focus for NBT in 2018 will be on reducing errors in surgical settings and reducing the levels of inpatient hypoglycaemia.
For the last 7 years she has been part of the UKCPA Diabetes Group committee, which has allowed her to contribute to raising the standard of diabetes care at a national level, in all healthcare settings. She been the joint chair of this group for the past 3 years. Currently she is the pharmacist lead of the endocrinology Clinical Reference Group for NHS England and has also worked as pharmacist representative on the guideline development group for the new NICE Type 1 diabetes guideline.
She has been published in a range of journals on different aspects of diabetes care. As a speaker she has had the privilege of attending and speaking at a range of conferences, including the 1st International Conference of Clinical Pharmacy in Saudi Arabia. In addition, she works locally providing diabetes education for primary and secondary care professionals, including pharmacists, nurses and doctors