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Dr Alex Bickerton

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.
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