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Nurse Consultant and Diabetes BSc/MSc Pathway Lead,
Programme lead for Professional Health Care Practice -MSc., PGD and PGC
Margaret has 30 years’ experience in diabetes care including 13 years as a diabetes specialist nurse in Wakefield and 15 as Nurse Consultant in Bradford. She was a member of the RCN diabetes forum 2004–2012 and Chair 2006–2010, Chair of the National Nurse Consultant Group 2008–2010 and nurse representative in the 2008 NICE Type 2 diabetes guideline consensus group. As the nurse consultant in Bradford and Airedale from 2002-2017 she clinically lead the community diabetes team that supports the intermediate care service across the district. She was clinically based in the community but worked across all levels of the service. Her particular areas of clinical interest are patient-focused care delivery and education, particularly of other healthcare professionals. Her lecturing commitments at the university include leading the BSc and MSc diabetes pathways including delivery of a diabetes specific modules and structured diabetes related input into pre-registration nurse training. Multidisciplinary working and the delivery of integrated diabetes care remains the primary focus for her work. Her clinical focus was predominately with patients with type 2 diabetes experiencing problems with treatment regimes, resistance to therapy change or adherence challenges. Since retiring from her full time NHS clinical role in 2017 she has been working with diabetes teams across Yorkshire providing clinical leadership and support for a variety of projects aimed at improve access to care for people living with diabetes plus education and development of health care professionals involved in diabetes care delivery