GP with Special Interest in Diabetes and Clinical lead for Diabetes, Redbridge
As one of our Clinical Champions, Jyoti will be employing a multidiscplinary team (MDT) model in combination with a technological approach to reduce inequalities for people with learning disabilities, as they are some of the most vulnerable in society. There are various levels and reasons for these inequalities and only if we understand and attempt to recognise and break down the barriers will we be able to reduce them.
Jyoti developed an interest in diabetes soon after becoming a GP. Joining a practice that has one of the largest numbers of diabetes patients in the area meant Jyoti had to ensure they had the skill set to manage this cohort. Jyoti gained support from a local consultant and soon embarked on the diploma course, to help consolidate her knowledge and its application.
Jyoti has worked as a GP with a Special Interest (GPwSI) in local diabetes services since 2010 and has helped developed the community service, ensuring evidence-based care is delivered by the team. Jyoti has also worked to developed pathways and services as the Clinical Lead.
Personalised care is another area that Jyoti thinks will help reduce inequalities. Its use for people living with diabetes is something she would like to address locally. The use of personalised care roles will help bolster the MDT approach.
Jyoti has an interest in education and would like to improve the diabetes literacy level of their clinical and non-clinical staff. Jyoti truly believes that providing the right skills to the staff delivering care will help improve outcomes.