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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

Victoria Ruszala, MFRPSII


Specialist Pharmacist

North Bristol NHS Trust

Sally James

Membership Lead

Divisional Pharmacist specialising in Diabetes,

Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

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

Michelle Lam

Education Lead

Diabetes Clinical Pharmacist,

Luton Clinical Commissioning Group

Helen O’Neil

Education Lead – competency and standards

Advanced Pharmacist Practitioner,

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

Sanjay Tanna

Education Lead – sponsorship

Clinical Practice Pharmacist,

St Paul’s Medical Centre, Blackpool

Ines Fonseca

Standards & Consultations Lead

Lead Pharmacist, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Natasha Jacques

Standards & Consultations Lead

Principal Pharmacist, Specialist Services

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust

Sallianne Kavanagh

Research & Innovation Lead

Lead Pharmacist, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Philip Newland-Jones

Professional leadership Lead – secondary care

Consultant Pharmacist for Diabetes & Endocrinology,

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Anna Hodgkinson

Professional leadership Lead – primary care

Consultant Pharmacist, Diabetes

NHS Lambeth CCG & Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Hannah Syed

Integrated Care Lead

Diabetes Lead Pharmacist & Practice Pharmacist,

East Sussex Healthcare Trust

Reference Group

Elizabeth Hackett

Principal Pharmacist,

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Barry Keenan

Senior Clinical Pharmacist

South West Acute Hospital

Satyan Kotecha


West Midlands Pharmacy Local Professional Network

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 share their 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 

Sallianne Kavanagh currently represents the Royal Pharmaceutical Society on the Parliamentary Diabetes Think Tank, which seeks to drive improvements in diabetes treatment and care, and recently won the Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award.

The Committee have recently highlighted and championed the role of clinical pharmacists in the care of patients with diabetes through national awards such as the Quality in Care Diabetes Awards and the Rowan Hillson Insulin Safety Award.

Victoria Ruszala and Philip Newland-Jones are on the NHS England Endocrinology Clinical Reference Group, and Philip is also a CQC specialist advisor.

The Committee have strong links with the charity Diabetes UK, with Philip Newland-Jones being a member of their Professional Council and Elizabeth Hackett as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion.

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, Victoria Ruszala or Hannah Beba

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