23 November 2020
We have appointed 20 healthcare professionals to join our Clinical Champions programme.
The new cohort of Clinical Champions includes consultants, nurses, GPs, dietitians, podiatrists, psychologists, pharmacists and our first ever operational lead. They have been selected based on their skills, clinical expertise and passion for transforming care for people with diabetes. We will support them with two years of leadership training and improvement coaching alongside their clinical work, to help them identify improvements and drive vital change to diabetes services in their local areas.
Who are the Champions?
- Dr Anju Gupta, GP
- Dr Chris Manu, Consultant
- Glinys Johnson, Diabetes Specialist Nurse
- Dr Jason Cheung, Consultant
- Kate Bewsey, Counselling Psychologist
- Marie Parchment, Podiatrist
- Dr Moulinath Banerjee, Consultant
- Dr Muhammad Ali Karamat, Consultant
- Neville Scholten, Operational Lead
- Peter Kelly, Diabetes Specialist Nurse
- Sarah Orme, Diabetes Service Manager
- Dr Sarah Steven, Consultant
- Dr Tamara Hibbert, GP
- Dr Zainab Khanbhai, Pharmacist
- Laura O'Donnell, Pharmacist
What is the Clinical Champions programme?
The award-winning Clinical Champions programme supports healthcare professionals to become strong local leaders, working to address the significant variation in care and treatment for people living with diabetes in the UK.
We launched the Clinical Champions programme in 2014, in collaboration with Novo Nordisk. We now have a network of 125 Clinical Champions across the UK.
To find out more about the programme and who our other Clinical Champions are, go to our programme page.
Interested in becoming a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion?
This is a Diabetes UK project in collaboration with Novo Nordisk which are providing support and funding.