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Diabetes Professional Care
15-16 November 2023, Olympia London

The UK's leading event for the entire team involved in the prevention, treatment and management of diabetes and its related conditions.

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Erica Richardson

Erica Richardson

Nurse lecturer at The university hospitals of Leicester, TREND-Diabetes - Advisor and part time community DSN in Shropshire
Erica completed her nurse training in Manchester and qualified as a RGN 1999. She has nursing experience in both acute and community nursing. She has been a full time DSN within the acute sector since 2009. In addition to her roles with TREND-Diabetes and The diabetes team at Leicester, She has experience in the training and education of nursing and medical staff within the primary and secondary care sector. She is recently moved into a nurse lecturer role at the university hospitals of Leicester and maintains her clinical skills by working with the community team in her local area in Shropshire. She was previously the lead for adult in-patient services at SaTH NHS Trust where she had led in the development and management for the insulin pump services for the last 13 years. She has a master’s level qualification in continuous insulin pump therapy which she gained through Liverpool University. In 2013 she qualified as a non-medical prescriber. Following this, she was promoted to lead diabetes specialist nurse within the Trust (September 2014). Until recently she managed the team of 10 nurses that cover the 2 hospital sites in Shropshire. this team are responsible for; supporting all in-patient care for adults with diabetes and provide cover within maternity for mothers with type 1 diabetes. They also provide endocrine nursing services, complex diabetes clinics and initiate, monitor and support over 315 individuals on insulin pump therapy +/- CGM/flash blood glucose monitoring. In addition, they provide a robust teaching programme for both medical and nursing staff on a regular basis. Erica has particular interest in facilitating both persons with diabetes and health care professionals to learn more about effective management of diabetes. She remains fascinated by the continuous research, developments in treatment and equipment in the care and management of diabetes.