Simon O’Neill, Diabetes UK [chair]

Simon qualified from St Thomas' Hospital, London as a registered nurse in 1989 and specialised in paediatrics at Guy’s Hospital in 1991. Following several years working in both general and renal paediatrics, he moved to Diabetes UK in 1995 as a nurse care adviser.

Twenty-one years later he is still there, although now as Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison. As Director he is responsible for ensuring Diabetes UK produces accurate and up to date information and advice on all aspects of diabetes care, based on the latest evidence. Working closely with healthcare professional colleagues, he also advises on the charity’s policies and positions. He has had type 1 diabetes for 24 years.

Find out more about Diabetes UK


  • KEY DATES
  • Closed for entry
  • Nomination deadline:
    Friday 28 July
  • Judging day: Tuesday 18 July
  • Finalists notification: Tuesday 1 August – Friday 4 August
  • Awards presentation:
    Thursday 12 October at Sanofi UK & Ireland headquarters in Guildford, Surrey
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