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National Diabetes Working Group

The National Diabetes Working Group is an interdisciplinary working group consisting of representatives from relevant diabetes related healthcare professionals and consumers. The group acts as an advisory committee to the National Programme for Diabetes and also provides national advice on diabetes management.


Prof Sean Dinneen, Clinical Lead; Ms. Niamh Smyth, Programme Manager; Dr. Anna Clarke, Diabetes Ireland; Dr. Francis Finucane, DSIG Lead West; Dr. Mary Jane Brassil/Dr. Diarmuid Quinlan DSIG Lead South: Dr Mensud Hatunic' , DSIG Lead North East; Dr. Shu Hoashi, DSIG Lead Dublin Mid-Leinster; Ms. Helen Twamley, Clinical Nurse Specialist – Diabetes Lead; Ms. Caroline McCusker/ Ms Doireann MacLoughlain, Lead Podiatrist; Ms. Margaret Humphries, Lead Dietitian; Mr. Trevor Hunter, Pharmacist/Ms Eilis Kearney, Pharmacist; Dr. Patricia Kearney, HRB Research Lead; Ms Marie Courtney, Professional Development Co-ordinator for Practice Nurses, Ms Grainne O’Donoghue, Physiotherapy Lead.