Consultant Physician and Professor, Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Edward Jude was appointed Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in 2001.He is lead for Diabetes and Endocrinology as well the diabetic foot service for Tameside and Glossop. He is also lead for delivering training for the Core Medical trainees in diabetes and endocrinology in the North West, and chairs the North West Diabetes Group.
He initiated and established a multidisciplinary Diabetic Foot Clinic and a community based Diabetic Foot Protection team to ensure excellent care for patients with diabetic foot problems. Keen to see an improvement in the in-patient diabetes services he has initiated a ‘checklist’ for diabetes within the trust as well as promotes ‘Putting Feet First’ for diabetic patients admitted to hospital.
He works closely with GPs and practice nurses conducting training programs for primary care, roadshows in the community, and the annual Tameside diabetic foot training day. On World Diabetes day he has held open days in the Local Town hall for the public to raise awareness about diabetes.
He actively promotes research within a clinical setting and has been the chairman of the European Diabetic Foot Study Group and currently is on the council for the European Wound Management Association. His research interests include endothelial dysfunction, neuropathy and diabetic foot ulcers and newer therapies for diabetes.
Actively involved in teaching, he regularly examines at Manchester University for final year medical students as well as being a guide and examiner for those doing their PhD or MD.
As clinical champion he is committed to improving integrated care for diabetes by bringing together all partners involved in diabetes care to see joint up working between health care professionals to improve outcomes and reduction in hospitalization for diabetes related problems.
At present he is working closely with the hospital managers and clinical leads in the CCG to bring about changes in the re-structuring of diabetes services in the integrated care organization in Tameside and Glossop with close collaboration between primary and secondary care that will lead to better management of diabetes overall.