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Margaret Bannister

PositionLecturer / Nurse Consultant
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Feedback HoursMonday and Tuesday 9:00-16:00
Telephone01274 236462

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Program lead for BSc and MSc Diabetes Care Pathways
  • Module lead for Evidence Based Diabetes Care and Diabetes in Clinical Practice modules
  • Teaches on all three years of the pre-registration nursing course.


Margaret has been involved in diabetes care delivery since 1989, including 13 years as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse and since 2002 as a Nurse Consultant in Bradford. As nurse consultant she clinical leads the community diabetes team that support the intermediate care service across the district, clinical based in the community but working across all levels of the service.

Particular areas of clinical interest are patient focussed care delivery and education, particularly of other Health Care Professionals. Multidisciplinary working and the delivery of integrated diabetes care remains the primary focus for her work. Her clinical focus is predominately with patients with type 2 diabetes experiencing problems with treatment regimes, resistance to therapy change or adherence challenges.

Within the university she is module / pathway lead for all diabetes modules, and provides diabetes input to all 3 years of pre-registration training and diabetes input to numerous other modules.

Study History

  • MSc in Health Professional Education
    2003, Huddersfield University
  • B.Sc (Hons) In Professional Studies (Nursing)
    1992, Leeds Metropolitan University


  • Independent Nurse Prescriber
    2004, University of Bradford      
  • ENB 998
    1988, St James’s University Hospital Leeds
  • Registered Midwife
    1986, Staincliffe Maternity Unit Dewsbury
  • Registered General Nurse
    1983, St James’ University Hospital Leeds

Professional History

  • Diabetes Nurse Specialist
    02/1989 - 01/2002,  Pinderfields Hospital Wakefield
  • Junior Sister Endocrinology/Oncology
    09/1987 - 02/1989, St James University Hospital Leeds
  • Staff Nurse Respiratory Medicine
    06/1986 - 08/1987, St James University Hospital Leeds
  • Staff Nurse Plastic Surgery
    11/1983 - 11/1984, St James University Hospital Leeds

Professional Activities

  • Member of the RCN diabetes forum 2004-2012 and chair 2006-2010
  • Chair of National Nurse Consultant group 2008-2010
  • Nurse representative in the 2008 NICE Type 2 diabetes guideline consensus group
  • Nursing representative on the NICE Adult Diabetes Clinical Quality Standards Working Group 2011


Bannister,M,Berlanga,J (2016).Effective Utilization of Oral Hypoglycemic Agents to Achieve Individualized HbA1c Targets in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Diabetes Ther. 2016 Spet;7(3) published online 

Ashelford et al (2016) Pathophysiology and pharmacology for Nursing Students Author Chapter 12 Diabetes mellitus-  Sage Publications London

Bannister ,M (2013) The use of mmol/mol is here to stay-does your clinical practice reflect this? Journal of Diabetes Nursing 17,7,246-247

Bannister ,M (2013) BM The Biggest Misnomer Journal of Diabetes Nursing 17,2,46

Bannister,M.(2012) Managing Resistance to Treatment Regimes in Type 2 Diabetes National Association of Primary Care Review Autumn/Winter 2012/13 109-110

Bannister ,M (2013) Time to prepare for passport control Journal of Diabetes Nursing 15,10,369-371

James,J, Vanterpool,G.,Hicks D., Hill,J, Bannister,M.Claydon,A.,ThompsonR.,   (2011) NHS reforms:WhitePaper response from the national diabetes nursing groups Journal of diabetes nursing 15,1,15-19

Bannister ,M. (2008) Management of Type 2 diabetes updated NICE guidance Primary Health Care,18,8,32-34

Hill,J.,Pennington,J.,Bannister, M., Clark,D.,Wallymahamed,M., (2006) Implementing Structured Patient Education Journal of Diabetes nursing Journal of Diabetes Nursing 10,2,58-64

Walker,A., James,C.,Bannister,M., Jobes,E.,(2006) Evaluation of a Diabetes referral pathway for the management of hypoglycaemia following emergency contact with the ambulance service to a Diabetes Specialist Nurse EMJ

Bannister, M (2006) Ensuring Diabetes Courses enable national competencies to be meet-Journal of Diabetes Nursing 

Bannister,M (2005) Competency-based education and assessment, the route to competent healthcare professionals Diabetic Medicine 22,3,17-19

Bannister, M., (2005) The Bradford approach to optimising Diabetes Care Journal of Diabetes Nursing   9,3,102-105

Hicks,D., Watkinson,M., Bannister,M., Daly,H., (2004) Self leadership in Diabetes: spreading the message  Journal of Diabetes Nursing 8,1, 31-33.

National Presentations

Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2015 Why “I” am so Important – recognised as one of the 9 stand out presentations of the conference

TREND 2013 Managing resistance to treatment regimes in Type 2 diabetes November 2013

Abracadabra 13   Putting Theory In to Practice ( A patients video story)  February/March 2013

Abracadabra 12: Type 2 diabetes so many choices which way should I go? February/ March 2012

National diabetes inpatient nurses conference 2011 NICE Diabetes Quality Standard - Can they Influence Diabetes Inpatient Care?  May 2011

Abracadabra 10 The problem with my injections……….a patients perspective March 2010

Diabetes and Primary Care: Weight Gain : Impact on Achieving Glycaemic Targets October 2009

Abracadabra 9: Is Structured Education the ONLY answer? February/ March 2009

Abracadabra 7: How to Manage Hypoglycaemia Unawareness February/ March 2007

Abracadabra 2:Insulin: using primary Care resources February 2002

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