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Dr Naresh Kanumilli

Diabetes Network Lead for Greater Manchester & East Chesire

Primary Care research Lead for GMCRN, General Practitioner with Special Interest in Diabetes (GpwSI), Northenden Group Practice, Manchester


Naresh is a GP in a large practice in South Manchester and has been the GPwSI in Manchester for over 12 years. He is also the Long Term Conditions Lead for South Manchester CCG and has been involved in the development of services and protocols to improve the outcomes for people with diabetes.

At the CCG level Naresh believes in improving the knowledge of both people with diabetes and also the healthcare professionals managing diabetes. Currently in his role as the strategic clinical network lead, he is helping CCGs to understand the importance of the NDA and looking at avenues to improve the participation and improve outcomes for people with diabetes. The network has also taken on a programme to improve the delivery and uptake of structured education, by looking at the barriers and also innovative ways of providing education.

His role as the research lead is to promote research within primary care and also to raise awareness amongst patients about the importance and the benefits of taking part in research.

As a Clinical Champion, he will bring together a wide ranging group of stakeholders, all with the common purpose of improving care and outcomes for people with diabetes across Greater Manchester. This will take particular significance with the Devolution of health and social care in Manchester. The group includes patient groups and charities all who will work with a common purpose.

Naresh’s motto for people with diabetes is “No Medication without Education”.

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