Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Alex has been Clinical Lead in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2007; driving a process of modernisation from delivering general diabetes care to delivering high quality specialist care. He is a core member of the diverse stakeholder team who designed and implemented an integrated Diabetes Service for Somerset. Finally, he is Clinical Director for Integrated care; acting as an interface between the hospital and primary care during the South Somerset Vanguard programme – an ambitious project to re-design healthcare delivery.
As a Clinical Champion, Alex's aims are:
- To work with primary care and all other stakeholders to reduce the variability and improve the overall quality of diabetes care in Somerset.
- To work within the Vanguard project to better integrate care for all conditions, using diabetes as the prime exemplar and ensuring learning, without disruption, from services already working well.