Senior In-Patient Diabetes Specialist Nurse (William Harvey Hospital),
Ashford CCG Housebound Project & Mocketts Wood Surgery
Sarah moved into Diabetes Care in 2000, initially as a Community DSN. She is currently the Clinical Lead for the Community Diabetes Team at Medway Community Healthcare. Prior to returning to the Community she was a senior In-Patient DSN – she set up the In-Patient DSN service in East Kent, developing an electronic referral system, improving diabetes care in the acute setting and auditing and identifying areas for improvement. She developed and delivered a three day training programme for in-patient nurses to improve standards of diabetes care in the acute setting, and developed resources and games for learning. For her work during ‘Hypo Awareness week’ in 2017, she was nominated for a Quality in Care award, coming 2nd in this national award – for development of resources for prevention and management of hypoglycaemia in hospital Sarah has also worked with other disciplines and agencies to develop, deliver and evaluate a three day Foundation Course for GP’s and Practice Nurses, delivery of diabetes education to care home and nursing homes, as well as workshops for those working within Mental Health. She has published in the Journal of Community Nursing for the work she did in care homes.and more recently she has published work associated with a housebound project within Ashford CCG to review elderly or frail people with diabetes and ensure that have adequate care planning. Sarah is a Diabetes UK Clinical champion (now Alumni) and has also moderated for the NHS Transformation funding, and has been a judge for Rowan Hillson In-Patient Safety Award, Quality in Care (QiC) awards and is on the organising committee of the Diabetes Professional Conference.