North Devon District Hospital nurse has won award for paediatric care for children with diabetes.

A North Devon District Hospital nurse has won an award for his dedication to enhancing care for children with diabetes.

Richard Todd has overseen a variety of improvements since joining the paediatric team in 2010, which have led to better care for patients.

His work was celebrated at an awards ceremony in the lecture theatre at NDDH, where he was presented with the Paul Lock Memorial Prize by Chris and Gwen Lock from the Paul Lock Memorial Fund.

Chris and Gwen said: “The impact on the children’s lives and that of their families is profound.”

Richard said: “The greatest measure of the effect of the changes that were introduced is not quantifiable – it’s the marvellous relationship I have with my young people, families, co-workers and schools in North Devon.”

Dr Paul Lock was a GP trainee on the children’s ward at NDDH when he died in 1998 at the age of 29.

His parents Chris and Gwen set up the charity in 2007 with the aim of enhancing the training and development of medical students, junior doctors and nursing staff in paediatrics.