Tamsin has worked in the NHS for 12 years and has been a DSN for the last 7 years and works at the Royal Stoke University Hospital part of the University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust. Prior to becoming a DSN, Tamsin worked as a critical care nurse for 5 years within the same Trust
Tamsin’s current role involves working as part of an inpatient DSN team the role encompasses both inpatient and outpatient responsibilities and is very clinical in nature. She is also a non-medical prescriber. Tamsin has a special interest in Type 1 diabetes, diabetes technology and renal and Tamsin has been instrumental in setting up online support groups using social media for people living with diabetes in the local area.
Tamsin is also part of the admin team for the DSN Forum and Diabetes 101 and she has been working with both teams during the last 12 months.
Tamsin was a speaker at the DPC 2020 where she presented ‘Pumping in a Pandemic’ on how they had maintained their pump service during lockdown.
Tamsin is currently in the 2nd year of her MSc and is working on her dissertation in Diabetes with Kings College London.
Tamsin’s interest and enthusiasm for diabetes is very personal as she has lived with Type 1 Diabetes for the last 42 years. She was very proud to be nominated and progress to the final in the Diabetes Professional of the year QiC Diabetes awards 2020.