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Dr Raj Than

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GP and Clinical Lead for NHS England East Midlands Diabetes with Vascular Diseases Clinical Networks

As one of our Clinical Champions, Raj plans to improve the footcare process and outcomes in his area. He will do this by reviewing the foot care pathway, sharing best practices to reduce variation across the area, and by improving foot care for housebound patients with diabetes.

Background

Raj is a General Practitioner with special interest in diabetes in Leicester. With a passion for service improvement, Raj pursued his academic career in diabetes and in 2011 he became the Clinical Lead in diabetes in Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group. In this role Raj is leading the transformation of diabetes services across the city. This has led to the development of integrated enhanced diabetes services in the community serving more than 20,000 patients with diabetes.

Raj now sits on the NHS East Midlands Diabetes with Vascular Disease Network as a clinical lead. This position has allowed him to share best practice across other STPs in the East Midlands to improve outcomes for people living diabetes across the region. It also means that Raj is actively involved in setting local pathways and engagement with the National Diabetes Prevention Programme.

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