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2018 Speakers

2018 Speakers

 Sharon Tovey

Job Title: Lead Diabetes Research Nurse
Organisation: North Bristol NHS Trust

Biography: 

Sharon Tovey completed her RGN training at Southmead School of nursing in 1992. Then worked on the medical wards as a staff nurse and then a night sister for 10 years. Whilst working on a diabetes ward she became more interested in Diabetes and applied for a Diabetes Specialist nurse job focusing on inpatient care. As well as the clinical role as a DSN, Sharon conducted research at the same time. In the past 8 years Sharon has worked fulltime in research at NBT, concentrating on expanding the team from conducting 2-3 studies per year to 12-16, this has also led to an expansion of the team. Sharon has spoken at conferences nationally and internationally with a special interest in recruitment and retention in clinical trials.
The past year Sharon has been leading the Diabetes Project for the West of England region. Focusing on the types of studies and the barriers to recruitment, this is helping to map research to the Diabetes care pathway.

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