Suzanne has a degree in Social Sciences and Administration from LSE and trained as a nurse. She worked for Diabetes UK for 20 years and was their Director of Research and Care. She now works as an independent consultant. She co-chaired the joint Department of Health/Diabetes UK Patient Education Working Group which produced the report on Structured Patient Education in Diabetes and was commissioned to project manage the Structured Patient Education Development Toolkit for the Department of Health and Diabetes UK.
Suzanne has been trained to deliver X-PERT, X-PERT Insulin and DESMOND and was a provider of diabetes education for Type 2 diabetes for 3 years for her local CCG. She has managed several different diabetes education services. She has carried out needs assessments, strategic reviews, option appraisals and Expert External Peer Reviews for various diabetes education programmes including those in Thames Valley, Berkshire West, Poole and Bournemouth, Brighton, Eastbourne, Camberley and East Kent.