Senior RD&E nurse gets global recognition

22 Dec 2020

Senior RD&E nurse gets global recognition

A senior nurse from the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) has been chosen as one of four nurses and midwives to represent the UK in a celebration of the work of nurses and midwives around the globe.

To mark the 2020 Year of the Nurse and Midwife Maggie Shepherd, RGN Phd has been included among the Women in Global Health’s 100+ Outstanding Women Nurses and Midwives.

She has been selected by Women in Global Health, an organisation whose goal is to promote gender equality in global health leadership. They’re working in partnership with WHO, UNFPA, the International Confederation of Midwives, and Nursing Now, and were looking for notable nurses and midwives doing extraordinary work in their field and communities across the world.

Prof Shepherd was singled out for her work which combines research, clinical care and education in monogenic diabetes to improve patients’ lives. On their website they highlight how her work transforms the lives of people who are misdiagnosed with the incorrect form of diabetes, ensuring they have the correct and most effective treatment, in many cases enabling patients to transfer from insulin injections to tablets. She leads international education initiatives to ensure the translation of genetic findings into clinical care, the award winning Genetic Diabetes Nurse project and is a NIHR70@70 senior nurse research leader.

“I am absolutely delighted to have my work recognised in this way and to be part of a campaign to promote women in leadership positions. There are so many brilliant and talented nurses and midwives included and I am honoured to be one of them. I hope this campaign will inspire other nurses and midwives to become future health leaders,” said Maggie.

Maggie is now featured on the new website: Further information about her work at the RD&E can be found here:

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