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Diabetes & Endocrinology Group

The UKCPA Diabetes & Endocrinology Committee are passionate about improving the care of patients who live with diabetes through developing and delivering learning events through UKCPA and other organisations.

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Hannah Beba


Senior Clinical Pharmacist

County Durham & Darlington NHS Trust

Anna Hodgkinson


Consultant Pharmacist

NHS Lambeth Clinical Commissioning Group

Michelle Lam


Diabetes Clinical Pharmacist

Luton Clinical Commissioning Group

Claire Davies

Membership Lead – social media and publications

Clinical Pharmacist,

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

Matthew Heppel

Education Lead

Advanced Diabetes and Endocrinology Pharmacist

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Helen O’Neil

Education Lead – competency and standards

Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner,

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Laura O’Donnell

Finance & Governance Lead

Diabetes Specialist Pharmacist

Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Derry

Natasha Jacques

Standards & Consultations Lead

Principal Pharmacist, Specialist Services

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust

Sallianne Kavanagh

Research & Publications

Lead Pharmacist, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Ines Fonseca

Professional leadership & development – secondary care

Lead Pharmacist, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Samina Ali

Professional leadership Lead – primary care

Diabetes Specialist Pharmacist

Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

Hannah Syed

Professional leadership & development – integrated Care

Diabetes Lead Pharmacist & Practice Pharmacist,

East Sussex Healthcare Trust

Reference Group

Sanjay Tanna

Clinical Practice Pharmacist,

St Paul’s Medical Centre, Blackpool

Philip Newland-Jones

Consultant Pharmacist for Diabetes & Endocrinology,

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Sally James

Medical Division Pharmacist- Specialising in Diabetes

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

RPS Accredited Training Provider

The UKCPA Diabetes & Endocrinology Group are passionate about improving the care of patients who live with diabetes



The UKCPA Diabetes & Endocrinology Committee are leaders in clinical pharmacy and long-term condition management and are at the forefront of multi-disciplinary working and developing the profession to meet the demands of the future healthcare system. They represent expertise across all sectors of pharmacy, from hospital to community, GP practices and primary care commissioning groups, in addition to representing clinical pharmacy at national and international forums..

Activity highlights 

The Committee are enthusiastic about improving practice in all sectors of pharmacy. Our representatives work in all sectors and are involved in the development and review of the work to which we contribute. There is a strong element of mentoring, which allows our more senior and experienced representatives to support new members to develop their portfolios and take on new roles locally, regionally and nationally. All three consultant pharmacists in diabetes are members of the committee, as well as more newly qualified pharmacists that are just starting out in developing their specialist practice.

The Committee have strong links with Diabetes UK with Hannah Beba as the pharmacist representative on the Professional Council. Victoria Ruszala and Philip-Newland Jones are the pharmacy leads on the NHS England Endocrinology Clinical Reference Group and Philip is also a CQC specialist advisor.

Sallianne Kavanagh and Natasha Jacques are the pharmacist representatives on the current NICE diabetes guidelines review. The whole committee take part in the NICE consultation process with members supporting and sharing views to give a holistic approach.

Matthew Heppel represents the committee on the RPS core curriculum development programme and the whole committee is involved in the review and development of the Integrated Career and Competence Framework for pharmacists in diabetes.

Anna Hodgkinson, Hannah Syed, Michelle Lam and Sanjay Tanna are all based in primary care and we also have links with community colleagues to ensure that all sectors’ opinions and needs are included. Sanjay is a pharmacist representative on the PCDS committee.

Get involved

We are currently looking for:

  • Speakers and tutors for diabetes learning events, including conference workshops, masterclasses and webinars
  • Practitioners who can comment on national consultations in the area of diabetes and endocrinology
  • Practitioners who have a flair for writing to produce articles for the UKCPA newsletter and website


If you would like to know more about the UKCPA Diabetes & Endocrinology Committee, or would like to get involved in their activities, please contact the Co-Chairs, Anna Hodgkinson> or Hannah Beba

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