NSLHD News April 30

Dr Emma Scott joins RNSH Endocrinology department It was during her medical training at Royal North Shore Hospital when Dr Emma Scott sparked a keen interest in diabetes. Emma’s interest in diabetes continued to develop during her physician training and

PhD studies at RNSH, undertaking research in assessing the impact of glycaemic variability on the development of complications in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. “At this point I became really interested in the use of technology to optimise care, including remote monitoring and virtual care,” she said. “My interests are in pregnancy related research, as well as young adults with Type 1 diabetes or other endocrinology problems.” Emma is hoping to get involved in developing services at RNSH for young adults with Type 1 diabetes including virtual care. featuring in three of the five episodes. The episodes provide insight into how to identify the characteristics of frailty, explain why conversations on frailty are important to improve patient care, and contribute to better multidisciplinary team assessment and management of frailty. The episodes range from eight to 12 minutes each with transcripts available. Staff can access the modules on

“I was drawn to the fact that when we treat someone with diabetes, we can make such a huge impact to their life,” Emma said. “I enjoy the continuity of care, meaning I might meet a patient who is 18 years old, for example, and see them ongoing. I get to form long-term therapeutic relationships with my patients.” Emma is the newest endocrinologist to join the team at RNSH. For the last few years she has worked at the hospital as a locum consultant. From her training years, have contributed to a frailty podcast series produced by the Health Education and Training Institute (HETI). Clinical Nurse Consultant Health and Wellbeing, Older People’s Mental Health Anne Hoolahan, Hornsby Ku-ring- gai Hospital Physiotherapy Manager Katie Lee, and Mona Vale Hospital Physiotherapy Head of Department Jane Woolgar, are part of an expert panel

Dr Emma Scott outside Royal North Shore Hospital

“There’s a real burden for people living with Type 1 diabetes – in terms of having to come to appointments every three months,” Emma said. “The use of technology, like virtual health appointments, means patients can get on with their day and still be treated.”

FRAILTY EDUCATION: PODCAST SERIES Three Northern Sydney Local Health District clinicians

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Mona Vale Hospital Physiotherapy Head of Department Jane Woolgar

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