My job

My job: paediatric diabetes specialist nurse

Thirty-four years working as a nurse can have its challengers, but for diabetes specialist Carol Metcalfe there is still fun to be had in her role.

Thirty-four years working as a nurse can have its challenges, but for diabetes specialist Carol Metcalfe there is still fun to be had in her role.

What is your job?

I am a lead paediatric diabetes specialist nurse at East Cheshire NHS Trust, Macclesfield District General Hospital in Macclesfield, Cheshire. I am a non-medical prescriber whose role involves supporting and educating children, young people and their families with diabetes. This includes working in primary and secondary care locations such as hospital wards, schools, youth groups and with our family support group.

I develop local policy and guidelines to enhance care for our patients and families and have an active role in research. I also represent paediatric diabetes at national and regional level influencing policy. I act as a diabetes resource for the Trust for all staff.

What do you enjoy

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