Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust
Dr Ryan D'Costa was appointed Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology in 2006. He is the Lead for Inpatient Diabetes as well as for Diabetic Foot for the Trust. He has been instrumental in developing and delivering a consultant led Diabetes In-reach service as well as establishment of a multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic and a community based Diabetic Foot Protection team.
Ryan has delivered an award winning and nationally commended integrated primary care diabetes model of care since the past five years. He is the Clinical Lead for the Wakefield Diabetes Network Board and also the undergraduate lead for Fifth Year Medical students in Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Ryan is keen to improve the care of residents of care and nursing homes with diabetes. Based on national survey of care homes there is a lack of understanding of diabetes amongst caregivers. He hopes to develop a service that will provide education and support for caregivers with the aim of improving the standard of care and reducing diabetes related emergency admissions.