The Diabetes Network for NI is made up of a Diabetes Network Programme Board supported by a Network Executive and the following regional, local, sub groups and task and finish groups:
Each Network Sub-group and Network Forum has a dedicated Network Chair (see below).
|Departmental Regional Oversight Group||Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health (DoH)
Jackie Johnston, DoH
|Network Board||Jennifer Welsh, Chief Executive, Northern (Health and Social Care) Trust|
|Network Executive||Dr Hamish Courtney,
Belfast HSC Trust and Diabetes Network Clinical
|Chairs Forum||Dr Hamish Courtney|
|Data and Standards||To be confirmed|
|Workforce, Education and Training||Under development|
|Foot Care||Bronagh Monaghan, Consultant Podiatrist in Diabetes|
|Inpatients Care||Dr Anthony Lewis, Consultant|
|New Models of Care||Joanne McKissick (Interim Chair)
Diabetes Network Lead
|Patient Education||Avril Redmond, Clinical Services Manager for Endo/Diabetes and renal, Northern HSC Trust|
|Diabetes in Pregnancy||Interim Chair, Professor David McCance, Consultant endocrinology and Diabetes|
|Prevention of Type 2 disease||Jason White, Assistant Director for Promoting Health and Wellbeing South Eastern HSC Trust|
|Retinopathy||To be confirmed|
|Young Adults||To be confirmed|
|Digital Technology to support people living with diabetes||Dr Una Graham, Consultant Endocrinologist, Belfast HSC Trust|
|Regional Primary Care||Vacant|
|Communications||Joanne McKissick, Diabetes Network Lead|
|Regional Paediatric Network||Joanne McClean, Consultant, Public Health Agency (PHA)|
|Insulin Pumps Group||Sophie Lusby, Lead Commissioner, Health and Social Care Board (HSCB)|
|Diabetes Network Regional Clinical Helpline||Co-chaired by: Dr Hamish Courtney and Joanne McKissick, Diabetes Network Lead, HSCB|
|Ambulance Service Pathways||Sophie Lusby, HSCB|
The Network recently welcomed 28 people living with diabetes as members of our network working groups and are supporting them to share their lived experience in partnership with Diabetes UK.
People living with diabetes are represented across our programme structure, contributing to improving treatment and care for people living with diabetes in Northern Ireland.
As a member of our network service user and carers representatives contribute to decision making and share their experience to help improve diabetes services in NI.
Members of the Network work in partnership with Specialist Diabetes Consultants, Doctors, Diabetes Specialist Nurses and Dietitians, GPs, Pharmacists, Podiatrists, Midwives and Diabetes Service Managers.
This voluntary role includes a package of full support and training.
Clinical Director – Dr Hamish Courtney
Commissioning Lead – Ms Sophie Lusby
Programme Lead – Joanne McKissick
Project Manager – Rachel Leonard