Consultant in Diabetes, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Mayank Patel has been a Consultant in Diabetes for eight years. In that time, he has been the clinical lead for diabetes and run the diabetes renal clinic.
In addition, he has worked tirelessly to develop the Inpatient Diabetes Service, which has helped to raise standards of care and the profile of diabetes trustwide.
He was also instrumental in developing and delivering both an adult insulin pump and multidisciplinary foot clinic in the hospital.
Mayank has a keen interest in education and regularly talks at local diabetes meetings for patients, public and healthcare professionals.
He has an active role in the diabetes curriculum for Medical Students. He co-developed ‘DiAppbetes’, a smartphone application to help non specialist staff manage inpatient diabetes, as well as a local inpatient diabetes elearning tool for clinical staff.
Much of the work that Mayank and his team undertake is to support patients who are seen in hospital, either in clinics or on wards. As a Clinical Champion, he would like to work towards developing a more integrated model of diabetes care locally. He would like to work more collaboratively with local stakeholders to develop a clinical network where specialist advice and guidance, or patient review from the hospital diabetes team can be readily provided to support primary care teams and patients in the community setting.