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Dr Karunakaran Vithian

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Dr Vithian has been a consultant at Colchester General Hospital since 2013. Since 2014 he has been involved in reshaping the diabetes services in North East Essex setting up an integrated diabetes service called NEEDS that works across the Primary and Secondary Care divide and has been the Clinical Lead for this service since its inception in April 2014. The closer working with Primary Care has resulted in marked improvements in delivery of diabetes care processes.

Dr Vithian has a special interest in medical and public education and uses every possible opportunity towards skilling up GPs and Practice Nurses in his locality and empowering patients towards taking better care of their diabetes. His vision is to set up more collaborative work between Primary and Specialist Care with a view of identifying diabetes related issues early on and avoid long term complications. To achieve this he has set up joint working with Primary Care Colleagues towards devising care plans for high risk patients.

Dr Vithian is hoping that his position as Clinical Lead for diabetes services can help to influence change within North East Essex to improve outcomes for patients with diabetes.

To contact Dr Karunakaran Vithian, please e-mailclinicalchampions@diabetes.org.uk.

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