Vicky Ruszala

Vicky has just completed a secondment to Bath and North East Somerset CCG as a specialist pharmacist in the integrated diabetes service. As well as contributing to strategic changes in the systemic management of diabetes, she ran independent specialist clinics in GP practices to aid the achievement of the three key NICE targets.

For the last 9 years she has been part of the UKCPA Diabetes Group committee, which has allowed her to contribute to raising the standard of diabetes care at a national level, in all healthcare settings. She has been the joint chair of this group for the past 6 years. Currently, she is the pharmacist lead of the endocrinology Clinical Reference Group for NHS England and has also worked as a pharmacist representative on the guideline development group for the new NICE Type 1 diabetes guideline.

She has been published in a range of journals on different aspects of diabetes care. As a speaker, she has had the privilege of attending and speaking at a range of national and international conferences. In addition, she works locally providing diabetes education for primary and secondary care professionals, including pharmacists, nurses and doctors.