Diabetes Quality Programme - who we are

The programme's staff team is supported by a range of stakeholders across England and Wales.

RCPCH Staff Team

The Programme staff team comprises a Programme Manager, Quality Improvement Project Manager, Quality Assurance Project Manager, Peer Review Researchers and Programme Administrator. 

See team profile

Programme Board

Provides direction and expertise to the programme to drive the improvement in the care, experience and outcomes for children and young people with diabetes in England and Wales. 

Professor Nick Bishop

Nick is Vice President for Science and Research at the RCPCH. He is Professor of Paediatric Bone Disease and Head of the Academic Unit of Child Health in the Department of Oncology and Metabolism at the University of Sheffield, and the honorary consultant at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Nick graduated in medicine from Manchester University in 1982 and trained as a paediatrician in Manchester, Cambridge and Canada before moving to Sheffield and establishing the Children’s Metabolic Bone Disease Service, now the largest service of its kind in Western Europe.

Dr Fiona Campbell

Fiona has been a Consultant in Children and Young People’s Diabetes Care in Leeds for 23 years and she leads a large diabetes service for over 400 young patients. Fiona has chaired the National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network in England and Wales for nine years and her specific interest is in the use of diabetes related technologies in the management of optimising glucose levels. Fiona is also very interested in improving outcomes and decreasing variation in the quality of care we offer children and families living with diabetes.  Fiona is the Clinical Lead for the National CYP Diabetes Quality Programme at the RCPCH.

Dr Neil Hopper

Neil has been a Consultant Paediatrician at Sunderland Royal Hospital since 2007. His paediatric training was in the North East of England, London and Sydney. Neil is RCPCH Regional Lead for the Northern Region. Neil's clinical interests are Paediatric Diabetes, Paediatric Endocrinology, Paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Paediatric Lipid Disorders. Neil was Chair of the Steering group of the pilot Paediatric Diabetes Quality Programme project.

Emily Arkell

Emily is Director of Research & Quality Improvement (RCPCH). Emily’s role is to strategically lead and provide manage oversight of the College’s portfolio of research and quality improvement activities.
The Research and Quality Improvement Division supports paediatricians to develop skills and knowledge to participate in research, carries out qualitative and quantitative research to better understand the challenges facing the child health workforce, undertakes surveillance in to rare diseases and events, hosts three national clinical audits, develops quality improvement initiatives to promote safe and effective care and leads invited reviews to ensure better service planning and delivery in paediatric units.

David Howley

David is Director of Corporate Services. David's role is to manage the strategic and operational delivery of the Corporate Services division. The aim of the division is to provide a robust, efficient and effective service supporting the Royal College's vision.

Margot Carson

Margot has 28 years’ experience in the NHS, predominantly in diabetes (adults and paediatrics) and joined the National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network in April 2013 as the Children and Young People’s North West Diabetes Network Manager. During this time she has worked collaboratively with a number of other organisations on quality improvement projects to improve the standards of quality of care that children and young people receive both nationally and within the North West of England.  Margot was previously on the RCPCH Steering Group for the Diabetes Quality Programme. She also represents the National Diabetes Network at the All Party Parliamentary Group for Diabetes and is a member of the editorial board for Diabetes Care for Children and Young People Journal.

Clinical Advisory Group

Provides clinical expertise and advice to the staff team and Programme Board

Dr Vicky Elliott

Vicky has been working in Paediatric Psychology services across Warwickshire and Leicestershire for the last 6 years. Four years ago, she joined South Warwickshire Foundation NHS Trust as Specialist Clinical Psychologist in Paediatric Diabetes. Dr Elliott completed her Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology in the Coventry and Warwickshire region from 2009 to 2012, choosing during this time to specialise in working with children, young people and families. In her current role, Dr Elliott plays an active part in multi-disciplinary outpatient clinics and conducting Annual Reviews of young people with Diabetes.  In addition, she will work closely with those young people and families who may be struggling emotionally with the impact of Diabetes, offering individual and family-based psychological therapies. In 2018, Dr Elliott was proud to be appointed as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion for the Midlands region and was the first Psychologist to ever hold this position.

Jenny Foster

Jenny has been involved in the work of the Children and Young People’s Diabetes Networks since 2013, initially as a parent representative and then as Network Administrator before taking the role of Network Manager in 2015 for the Yorkshire & Humber and North East & North Cumbria regions.

Elizabeth Haase

Elizabeth has worked as a Paediatric Diabetic Nurse Specialist since 2007 and has been the Lead Nurse for the Children’s Diabetes Team at Northampton general Hospital for three years. Elizabeth is passionate about enabling young people to be the best that they can, providing different learning experiences for them and being innovative in how we engage with those in our service.

Louise Salsbury

Louise has enjoyed working as a Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian for 15 years. Louise is the Lead Dietitian at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and the North West Network. Louise has considerable clinical experience of working with diverse and complex children and young people. Louise has recently completed the Mary Seacole leadership programme and is currently focusing on the Quality Improvement Collaborative in Transition

Dr Nicola Trevelyan

Dr Nicola Trevelyan is a Consultant Paediatrician at Southampton Children’s Hospital and has been the Clinical Lead for the Children’s Diabetes Service in Southampton since 2004. She was a committee member of the Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians from 2006 to 2010 and then was part of the working party developing the Patient Reported Experience Measure which is used as part of the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit. She was the Chair of the Wessex CYP Diabetes Network from 2014 to 2017. In 2014 she took part in the Diabetes Quality Peer Review visits as a Peer Reviewer, as well as leading the preparations for the Southampton Children’s Diabetes service peer review visit the same year.  Having experienced the Peer Review process from both sides Nicola is keen to help ensure the continuing success of the Diabetes Quality Programme at driving forward improvements for children and young people living with diabetes.

Network managers

The National Children and Young People’s Diabetes Network is made up of regional networks working towards agreed standards of care, sharing good practice, and ensuring high quality care for children and young people with diabetes and their families, so they can live a healthy and happy life. The RCPCH Diabetes Quality Programme works in collaboration with the National Network, which has been fundamental in ensuring the success of the programme.

Region Network manager
East Midlands Marie Atkins
East of England Kate Wilson
London & South East Usha Parkash
North East & North Cumbria Jenny Foster
North West Margot Carson
South West Lucy Rowe
Thames Valley Jennifer Hoare
Wales Jon Matthias
Wessex Lucy Powell
West Midlands Marie Atkins
Yorkshire and Humber Jenny Foster

Participating hospitals

East of England

  • Addenbrooke's Hospital
  • Basildon University Hospital
  • Bedford Hospital
  • Broomfield Hospital
  • Colchester General Hospital
  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital
  • Ipswich Hospital
  • James Paget Hospital
  • Lister Hospital
  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital
  • Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
  • Peterborough City Hospital
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn
  • Southend University Hospital
  • Watford General Hospital
  • West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds

East Midlands

  • Chesterfield Royal Hospital
  • Derbyshire Children's Hospital
  • Grantham and District Hospital
  • Kettering General Hospital
  • Kings Mill Hospital
  • Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Lincoln County Hospital
  • Northampton General Hospital
  • Nottingham Children's Hospital
  • Pilgrim Hospital

London and South East

  • Barnet General Hospital
  • Chase Farm Hospital
  • Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • Croydon University Hospital
  • East Surrey Hospital
  • Evelina London Children’s Hospital
  • Frimley Park Hospital
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • Newham University Hospital
  • Princess Royal University Hospital
  • Queens Hospital, Romford
  • Royal Free Hospital
  • St George's Hospital
  • St Mary's Hospital
  • St Peter's Hospital
  • The Hillingdon Hospital
  • The Royal London Hospital
  • The Whittington Hospital
  • University College London Hospital
  • West Middlesex University Hospital
  • Whipps Cross University Hospital

North East and North Cumbria

  • County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
  • Cumberland Infirmary
  • James Cook University Hospital
  • North Tyneside General Hospital
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead
  • Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • South Tyneside District Hospital
  • Sunderland Royal Hospital
  • University Hospital of North Tees
  • West Cumberland Hospital

North West

  • Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
  • Arrowe Park Hospital
  • Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Trust
  • Leighton Hospital
  • Macclesfield District General Hospital
  • Ormskirk & District General Hospital
  • Royal Albert Edward Infirmary
  • Royal Blackburn Hospital
  • Royal Bolton Hospital
  • Royal Lancaster Infirmary
  • Royal Preston Hospital
  • Salford Royal Foundation Trust
  • Stepping Hill Hospital
  • Tameside General Hospital
  • The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
  • Warrington Hospital
  • Whiston Hospital
  • Wythenshawe Hospital


  • Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
  • Dorset County Hospital
  • Poole General Hospital
  • Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth
  • Royal Hampshire County Hospital
  • Salisbury District Hospital
  • Southampton Children’s Hospital
  • St Mary's Hospital, Isle of Wight

South West

  • Bristol Royal Hospital for Children
  • Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospital
  • Derriford Hospital
  • Great Western Hospital
  • Musgrove Park Hospital
  • North Devon District Hospital
  • Royal Cornwall Hospital
  • Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
  • Royal United Hospital
  • Torbay Hospital
  • Yeovil District Hospital

Thames Valley

  • John Radcliffe Hospital
  • Milton Keynes Hospital
  • Stoke Mandeville Hospital 
  • Wexham Park Hospital
  • Wycombe General Hospital 


  • Bronglais General Hospital
  • Glan Clwyd District General Hospital
  • Glangwili General Hospital
  • Morriston Hospital
  • Neath Port Talbot Hospital
  • Nevill Hall Hospital
  • Prince Charles Hospital
  • Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend
  • Royal Glamorgan Hospital
  • Royal Gwent Hospital
  • University Hospital of Wales
  • Withybush General Hospital
  • Wrexham Maelor Hospital
  • Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital

West Midlands

  • Alexandra Hospital
  • Birmingham Children's Hospital
  • Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
  • City Hospital, Birmingham
  • County Hospital Stafford
  • George Eliot Hospital
  • Good Hope Hospital, Sutton Coldfield
  • Hereford County Hospital
  • Kidderminster Hospital
  • Manor Hospital, Walsall
  • New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton
  • Princess Royal Hospital
  • Queens Hospital, Burton on Trent
  • Royal Stoke University Hospital
  • Russells Hall Hospital
  • Sandwell General Hospital
  • University Hospital, Coventry
  • Warwick Hospital
  • Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Yorkshire and Humber

  • Airedale General Hospital, Keighley
  • Barnsley Hospital
  • Bassetlaw District General Hospital
  • Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dewsbury & District Hospital
  • Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby
  • Doncaster Royal Infirmary
  • Friarage Hospital
  • Harrogate District Hospital
  • Hull Royal Infirmary
  • Leeds Children’s Hospital
  • Pinderfields General Hospital and Pontefract General Infirmary
  • Rotherham Hospital
  • Scarborough General Hospital
  • Scunthorpe General Hospital
  • Sheffield Children’s Hospital
  • St Luke's Hospital
  • The York Hospital