Gill Dunn began specialising in diabetes in 1990, working as a Practice Nurse for 13 years and then ten years as a specialist diabetes nurse working on an insulin education programme.
In 2013 she joined Buckinghamshire CCG and her current role involves educational and clinical support for all healthcare professionals in primary care. Her work also involves developing the local diabetes pathway and new guidelines.
The role allows her to work in collaboration with teams from all areas of healthcare, including Medicines Management, CCG, Primary, Secondary, Community Care, Mental Health teams and Public Health. Recent projects include the National Diabetes Audit for Pregnancy project, developing Pre and Post-operative guidelines and Diabetes in Remission policy.
She is committed to improving diabetes care for all people with diabetes and especially the elderly and frail, where she successfully initiated a programme of education for care and nursing home staff for which she has won a poster award, presented at a national conference and wrote a journal for the Diabetes UK ‘Balance’ magazine. This work was also used in her successful application to become a Queen’s Nurse in 2018.