Consultant Paediatrician, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Dr Chris Bidder is a consultant paediatrician with a special interest in diabetes and endocrinology working for Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University health board based at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. He has been a consultant since 2010 and previously worked at Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny. He helps lead a team providing care for 130 children and young people with diabetes and their families.
Chris helped to establish, and has led since its inception in 2015, the Children and Young People’s Wales Diabetes Network aiming to support children’s diabetes units in Wales to work more closely together to reduce unwarranted variation in care and to raise standards of care.
Dr Bidder’s main goal as a clinical champion is to address the unmet need for parents and young people who require expert advice from a diabetes professional out of hours about an acute diabetes related problem. Access to such expert advice 24 hours a day is a standard of care required by NICE and external quality assurance, ensuring unnecessary admissions to hospital are avoided and children’s health is safeguarded. Chris is aiming to work with the Welsh government and all the health boards in Wales to introduce a single solution for all parents and young people to access.