Rebecca Thompson

Rebecca (Becky) Thompson RSCN, BSc (first class honours), MSC (distinction)

Rebecca qualified as a registered sick children's nurse in 1992. After working at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Kent and Canterbury Hospital, NHS Trusts, she joined UCLH in 1997 as a nurse specialist in diabetes and endocrinology. She currently leads the children's diabetes nursing service at University College London Hospital London, NHS trust.

She completed her MSC in Nursing in 2005. Her thesis concentrated on the relationship between education, support and the success of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) initiation in children. This together with observed practice in the pump services at Yale and Sweden led to the development of the insulin pump service and 'Pump school' at UCLH.

Rebecca is chair of the Royal College of Nursing Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Special interest group. She also contributed to the DH report (Making every young person with diabetes matter) aimed at those commissioning services for children and young people with diabetes, outlining broad principles of delivering effective services.

PUBLICATIONS:

PUMP SCHOOL - A STRUTURED EDUCATION PROGRAMME TO EMPOWER CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE USING INSULIN PUMP THERAPY
EUROPEAN DIABETES NURSING, 2008, 5(3); 108-111
(Thompson, R.)

THE ROLE FOR INSULIN ANALOGUES IN DIABETES CARE CURRENT PAEDIATRICS, 2006, 16(2); 117-122
(Thompson, R., Christie, D. & Hindmarsh, P.)

SHARING THE NEWS: A WORKSHOP FOR NURSES AND DOCTORS CARING FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
JOURNAL of DIABETES NURSING, 2003, 7(8); 293-296.
(Thompson, R., Christie, D., Hindmarsh, P. and Viner, R)

AUDITING A PAEDIATRIC CLINIC: LESSONS FOR THE FUTURE
JOURNAL of DIABETES NURSING, 2003, 7(7); 249-253
(Christie, D., Virdee, S., Thompson, R. & Hindmarsh, P.)

MANAGEMENT OF TYPE 1 DIABETES IN CHILDREN
PRESCRIBER 13 (8), April 2002, pp77-85
(Thompson, R. & Hindmarsh,P.)