Improving care pathways for people with diabetes

Build consensus, share knowledge, improve outcomes

Our Mission

Insights for Diabetes Excellence, Access and Learning was established to review current practice across the NHS, in order to assess and recommend innovative ways to improve care pathways for people with diabetes in four key areas:

“I fully support the things iDEAL are doing. This is great work in turning ideas into national policy

Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Diabetes

Advisory Group

The iDEAL Advisory Group comprises of a group of multidisciplinary diabetes specialists with a keen interest in improving diabetes care outcomes across the UK. It has significant multidisciplinary expertise across diabetes management, medicine, pharmacy, technology, nursing, psychology, commissioning and the perspective of living with diabetes.

John Grumitt

Founder & Strategic Advisor to Changing Health, Chair of IDEAL Group, Ambassador of Diabetes UK, Trustee of C3 Collaborating for Health

John Grumitt is founder & Strategic Advisor to Changing Health, one of the country’s leading developers and providers of evidenced based digital education and supported self- management. He is also Vice President of Diabetes UK and a trustee of C3 Collaborating for Health.z

Anita Beckwith

Clinical Lead Dietitian (Diabetes) at King’s College Hospital, London

Anita Beckwith leads the Diabetes Specialist Dietitian Team and DAFNE services at Kings College Hospital. Her practice is heavily embedded within the National DAFNE Consortium, sitting on both the Executive and Education boards. Her roles have enabled her special interest in therapeutic patient education for intensified insulin therapies to develop within both the clinical and academic environments.

Charles Odiase

Consultant Pharmacist in Primary Care and Diabetes Dacorum GP Federation (Lead Clinical Pharmacist) DUK Clinical Champion DUK Primary Care Course Co-chair DUK Professional Conference Organising Committee member.

Charles E. Odiase is a Consultant Pharmacist in Primary care and Diabetes (lead Clinical Pharmacist). He is a trained advanced practitioner in urgent primary care from De-Monfort University. He also gained his masters degree specialist training in diabetes, obesity and related endocrine conditions from the University of Leicester, undertaken at the world renowned Leicester diabetes centre (LDC). He holds a masters degree in clinical pharmacy (hospital) from the University of Bradford and independent prescribing certificate from the University of Reading. Charles was part of the Leicester 2016 EDEN team that designed and delivered primary care specific diabetes training to pharmacists in and around Leicester.

Over the years he has gained clinical experiences as a hospital, community, CCG MOT, and General Practice Pharmacist. He has also supported pharmacists’ training and development as an undergraduate student mentor for the Bradford University school of pharmacy, and also as a postgraduate diploma tutor for the Bath University school of pharmacy. His career goal is to empower pharmacists with the skills and knowledge to be able to develop community services especially in the area of obesity and diabetes preventive, curative, and chronic management, that are safe, cost-effective and reproducible across the UK. He is an advocate of pharmacists being at the centre and forefront of UK healthcare delivery.

Charles is one of the very few diabetes UK Clinical Champions with a pharmacy background. He is also a DUK Primary Care Course Co-chair and DUK Professional Conference Organising Committee member.

Professor Anne Phillips

Associate Professor in Diabetes Care & National Teaching Fellow, Birmingham

Anne Phillips is a Queens Nurse and a National Teaching Fellow with the Higher Education Academy. Anne works as an Associate Professor in Diabetes Care in Birmingham. After a career in specialist and community diabetes nursing in London and Yorkshire, Anne worked with colleagues at the University of York and established a countrywide and international collaborative curriculum for Health Professionals in Diabetes Care.

Professor Michael Edmonds

Professor of Diabetic Foot Medicine, King’s College London, Consultant Physician, King’s College Hospital, London, UK

Michael Edmonds is professor of Diabetic Foot Medicine, King’s College London, and consultant physician, King’s College Hospital, London, UK.

Dr Patrick Holmes

Part-time GPwSI Diabetes in the Derwentside area of County Durham, Local CCG Diabetes Lead, Part-time NIHR CRN Primary Care Diabetes Lead for the North-East. Committee Member of Primary Care Diabetes Society.

Dr Patrick Homes is Part-time GPwSI Diabetes visiting a number of medical practices in the Derwentside area of County Durham. He has also been the local CCG diabetes lead for the past 12 years. Part-time NIHR CRN Primary Care Diabetes Lead for the North-East. Committee Member of Primary Care Diabetes Society.

Jayne Robbie

Specialist Podiatrist, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer in Diabetes Care, Birmingham City University

Jayne Robbie is a Specialist Podiatrist at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust and Senior Lecturer in Diabetes Care at Birmingham City University.  Jayne is the first specialist podiatrist from the West Midlands to become a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion.

Jane Diggle

Practice Nurse Specialising in Diabetes in West Yorkshire

Jane Diggle is a Practice Nurse Specialising in Diabetes in West Yorkshire, she is Co-Vice Chair of Primary Care Diabetes Society as well as Associate Editor-in-Chief of the Diabetes and Primary Care Journal.

Kate Walker

Managing director of the Diabetes Safety Organisation

Kate Walker is the managing director of the Diabetes Safety Organisation, working in the construction and logistics sector, addressing the ever-present and increasing safety risk posed by diabetes. She is promoting the Tackling Diabetes Safety Charter to help improve health and safety. Kate is also the Chair of a charity called Steps To Your Healthy Future, supporting people living with long term health conditions in the community.

Organisations Endorsing iDEAL’s Work

Our Supporters

Novo Nordisk Diabetes Care

Ascensia Diabetes Care International

NAPP Pharmaceuticals

iDEAL Diabetes CIC is grateful to receive unrestricted grants from its supporters.