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Monday, 17 June 2013 11:28

Dr. Rowan Hillson MBE MD FRCP

National Clinical Director for Diabetes 2008 – 2013,  Consultant diabetologist The Hillingdon Hospital 1989 - 2012

 Dr Hillson was appointed National Clinical Director for Diabetes (Diabetes Tsar) at the Department of Health in June 2008 on a part-time basis continuing as a Consultant Diabetologist at The Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge until Autumn 2012.  It is here that she established a successful local district-wide diabetes service based on Diabeticare, working with the Hillingdon Diabetes Team. She has written books on diabetes for people with diabetes and for professionals.

 As Diabetes Tsar she established the National Diabetes Information Service, chairing the partnership board. She greatly expanded the amount of information available to expose the variations in diabetes care across England. Told of a fatal insulin error she established the safe use of insulin project – over 102,000 healthcare professionals have now enrolled in the e-learning course.  Other NCD Diabetes projects include improving inpatient diabetes care, better pregnancy outcomes, improving diabetes care in children and young people, better diabetes management in primary care, and vigorous action to reduce amputations. Overall, her work aims to improve health and well being for everyone with diabetes in England.

 Rowan continues to work with the Royal College of Physicians and Diabetes UK.

Further very useful information for endocrinologists, Diabetic nurses and patients:-

Diabetes Guidance nationally

 NICE published the Quality Standard for Diabetes in Adults in 2011   Save this pdf to your desktop for quick referance

 NICE are currently reviewing all their diabetes guidelines for Type 1 and Type 2 and for children and pregnancy.

 Information about diabetes care nationally and by locality or hospital can be found on the National Diabetes Information Service website





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written by JMC, May 31, 2014
Dr. Rowan Hillson has been the backbone of Diabeticare in Hillingdon Hospital for years. She will be missed.
written by Melanie Miller, April 01, 2016
Dr Hillson is a wonderful human being and a very clever lady. She saved my life when I was very ill and for this I shall be forever grateful.
Please listen to what she has said and follow her advice and you will stay well and enjoy your life to the full. Diabetes is a horrible disease but it is only You that can look after yourself and if you do have problems wheher mental or physical always seek help straight away. Miss you Dr Hillson and the wonderful team at Diabeticare.

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