meet the team

Gill Peck

Gill Peck

Lead Clinical Educator

My name is Gill Peck and I am the Lead Clinical Educator for the EMPOWER team.

I have been working in diabetes for the last 30 years, mainly as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse, so I bring plenty of experience to help and support the rest of the team and the people who attend the course. It can be a worrying time when you are first diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. But don’t panic. The EMPOWER course will help you learn how to self-manage your type 2 diabetes and reduce your risk of long term complications - then you can carry on living life to the full. 



Sue MacGregor

Clinical Educator

I have been delivering EMPOWER diabetes education for the past 2 years.

It’s a real joy to be able to help patients understand their diabetes and very rewarding seeing what a difference EMPOWER education can make to the individuals journey going forward. Before this, I worked in NHS nursing for 15 years and then 10 years working alongside the NHS in an infant nutrirition advisory role.

Bhavisha Maru

Bhavisha Maru


I manage the EMPOWER co-ordination team. My mission is to ensure our team get in touch to find out the best time and place for you to attend an EMPOWER course and make sure you have everything you need to get the most out of the course.

Rebecca Crutchley

Rebecca Crutchley

EMPOWER Educator

I am an EMPOWER Educator. I have 15 years’ experience within the NHS and my role is to support the EMPOWER team in coordinating and delivering the course - helping diagnosed patients with Type 2 diabetes to understand and manage their life long condition. I believe the EMPOWER course is a key part of learning to self-manage diabetes, linked to joined up care planning, screening and medicine management.