A CLINICAL programme manager from Hereford has been chosen as a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion.

Jacinta Meighan-Davies, who works for Herefordshire NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, was chosen for her passion and commitment to excellence in diabetes care.

There are more than 10,000 people living with diabetes in Herefordshire, and poor management of the condition can lead to serious complications including sight loss, amputation, kidney failure and stroke.

The two-year Clinical Champions programme provides leadership development to healthcare professionals, enabling them to improve diabetes care and bring innovative solutions to local problems.