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Clinical Champions - North of England

Below is a list of the Clinical Champions in the North of England.


Dr Sarah Steven

Consultant Diabetologist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Alison Heggie

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at South Tyneside and Sunderland Healthcare Group

Nicola Milne

Community DSN at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Surya Rajeev

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Soon Song

Consultant Diabetologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Beth Marfleet

GP and Clinical Lead for Diabetes at Hambleton Richmondshire and Whitby CCG

Hannah Beba

Senior Pharmacist for Diabetes and Endocrinology at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Louise Overend

Consultant Diabetologist at Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Ani Ajit Kumar

Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse at Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust

Clair Ranns

Medicines Optimisation Pharmacist at NHS Leeds North CCG

Dr Elizabeth Uchegbu

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Frances Hanson

Lead Children's Diabetes Dietitian at Leeds Children's Hospital


Alison Barnes

Research Associate (dietitian), Diabetes Specialist Dietitian at Newcastle University/Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Edward Jude

Consultant Physician and Professor at Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Naresh Kanumilli 

GP with a special interest in diabetes, GP partner, Diabetes Network Lead in Manchester


Debora Brown

Nurse Manager and Diabetes Lead

Dr Elizabeth Martin

GP with a specialist interest in Diabetes at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Dr Ryan D'Costa

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust

Dr Vijay Jayagopal

Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology at York Teaching Hospital

Dr Vinesh Sobha

GP with a special interest in Diabetes at Flyde and Wyre CCG


Professor Satyan Rajbhandari

Consultant Diabetologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospital

How to contact a champion

If you are interested learning more about the work of a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion please email Please note that this is a shared inbox managed by Diabetes UK and is not for clinical correspondence. 

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