Bethany Kelly currently works as a Lead Clinical Diabetes Specialist Nurse in Wiltshire. She completed her MSc in Diabetes Practice with Swansea University in 2021 and is a non-medical prescriber.
Bethany became Co-Chair of the Diabetes Specialist Nursing Forum UK in 2018. As part of this team, Bethany received the “Healthcare Professional of the Year 2018 award” at the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards. The team were also finalists for the Health Service Journal award for Diabetes Initiative of the Year in 2019.
Bethany enjoys teaching and is the Senior clinical tutor and module lead for “Community Diabetes”, on the MSc in Diabetes at Swansea University. She also created the @_diabetes101 account alongside Partha Kar and Amanda Epps, with a group of 19 healthcare professionals. This was a social media-based account designed to support people living with diabetes during COVID19 with accredited information. The account went on to exceed 13 million interactions across social media. The team went on to win Collaborative Team of the Year and Heroes of the Year at the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards in 2021.
Bethany has had multiple pieces of work about diabetes care published both as a team and on her own including the international MDT focused Forum for Injection Technique guidelines. She has been involved with many international and national speaking events.
Bethany’s’ interests lay in working with younger adults, type 1 diabetes, hypoglycaemia, pregnancy and technology, including social media and its influence in diabetes care.