Outstanding Educator in Diabetes


Lizbeth Hudson

Reason for nomination

I have worked with Liz since 2006 and she has always gone the extra mile to help children, young people and parents to understand the information around diabetes care. She is kind and caring and always has time for people - even when she is so very busy. I have a lot of time and respect for Liz (and her team of PDSNs) and I am proud of what they have achieved.

Results/outcomes achievement

We consistently have the best HbA1c results at Sandwell for the last 5-6 years and yet we are in a very deprived area, which would make managing diabetes harder. I am proud of what Liz has achieved in such difficult circumstances.


Gillian Purcell

Reason for nomination

Gillian is instrumental in bringing positive change to the RUH Bath NHSFT patients. Due to the imminent withdrawal of their current meters, she has introduced an insulin adviser app and devised a virtual teaching package to allow education despite the covid restrictions. Her proactive response and comprehensive work has been recognised and shared with the SWPDN. Gillian teaches ‘treat to target’ principles and organises a rich education programme including bitesized education for clinic, teenage events, cooking groups and pizza day. She has written and delivered a download masterclass for families.

Results/outcomes achievement

Gillian’s positivity inspires the team and patients. She has devised digital solutions to continue high quality education despite current restrictions. These have been shared across the network with great feedback. She has delivered her digital teaching package to over 25% of eligible patients and cascaded her teaching to the team. She uses CYP feedback to continually improve her sessions. Her QI approach has been pivotal in lowering clinic HbA1C and above average PREM scores for providing clear information; communication and support for self care especially exercise and carbohydrate counting.

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  • 2023 KEY DATES
  • Open for Entry:
    Thursday 27 April 2023
  • Entry Deadline:
    Friday 7 July 2023
  • Judging Day:
    Tuesday 8 September 2023
  • Awards Ceremony:
    Thursday 12 October 2023