Louise Collins

Course Leader for the Management of Childhood Diabetes Course

School of Nursing and Midwifery
0121 333 9272

After qualifying as a paediatric nurse in 2001, Louise started her career at Birmingham’s City Hospital where she worked for four years on a rotational basis covering medical, surgical, neonatal and emergency specialist areas. In 2005, she commenced her pathway into specialist paediatric diabetes nursing and completed the management of childhood diabetes course whilst working as a diabetes liaison nurse. In 2006, she got a job as a paediatric diabetes specialist nurse in Dudley and set up a service caring for over 120 children and young people with diabetes. During this time, Louise gained her qualification in non-medical prescribing alongside enabling the team to grow, establishing a pump service, providing school education and attaining an exemplary peer review. In 2014, Louise moved to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where she took over the Management of Childhood Diabetes Course, enabling it to develop, respond and adapt to the fast rate of change in paediatric diabetes. After revalidation in 2019, the course continues to reflect and adapt to the advancements in technology that we see in the management paediatric diabetes. Louise is committed to providing students, colleagues and children and young people with the best education and opportunities in managing diabetes and responding to change

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