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Professor Maggie Shepherd Wins Global Nursing Award

A Leading Exeter diabetes nurse has pipped over fifty thousand competitors to the international $250,000 (£200,000) Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award.

Professor Maggie Shepherd of Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and University of Exeter was crowned winner ahead of over fifty thousand medical colleagues across the globe in a ceremony held in London on International Nurses Day.

Maggie’s transformative work in monogenic diabetes – which is caused by a change in a single gene, has led to improved recognition and treatment across the UK. As a founding member of the Exeter monogenic diabetes team, her research into this condition has ensured the translation of genetic findings into clinical care through informing diabetes teams across the UK with latest knowledge and training for timeline diagnosis and effective treatment.

The Aster Guardians Global Nursing Award, established in 2021 with an aim to recognise the selfless contribution of nurses to millions of patients worldwide, received a record entry of over fifty-two thousand (52,000) across two hundred and two (202) countries this year bettering their previous year by over 116 per cent.

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