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Diabetes UK recruits 17 new Clinical Champions

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Diabetes UK Clinical Champions 2016-2018 at Ashridge Business School.    From top left: Dr David Moore, Dr Parijat De, Dr Ian Wallace, Dr Jaimin Patel, Sarah Gregory, Andrew Crowder, Dr Naresh Kanumilli, Joanne Quinn, and from bottom left Professor Ed Jude, Dr Christopher Smith, Dr Mayank Patel, Alison Barnes, Rosalyn Thomas, Debbie Cook, Dr Vicky Alexander, Nicky Daborn, Dr Paul Newman.

Diabetes UK is delighted to announce the appointment of 17 new Clinical Champions from across the UK who have been recruited to drive improvements in diabetes care across their local health systems. The Clinical Champions include consultants, GPs, nurses, dietitians, podiatrists and an eye screening lead.  

The Clinical Champions programme exists to give clinicians the authority, leadership knowledge and resilience that will enable them to become change agents who are able to work across different NHS bodies to improve care for people living with diabetes.

The Champions will now be in post for two years and will work closely with Diabetes UK to improve care across their local health system. The programme is not prescriptive and the Champions have been asked to identify what barriers exist in their local area to delivering good care. They will then be supported throughout the programme to introduce sustainable change. 

Find out more about the programme and our Champions

If you are interested in becoming a Clinical Champion applications will open again early in 2017. Please e-mailclinicalchampions@diabetes.org.ukto be added to the expressions of interest list. 

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