national speciality advisor diabetes, NHS England
Professor Partha Kar is National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England and co-author of the national Diabetes GIRFT report.
He has been a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008- and pioneer of the Super Six Diabetes Model which is recognised as one of the good examples of integrated care.
He has helped to expand use of technology in Type 1 Diabetes- namely use of Flash Glucose and CGM in pregnancy and online digital self-management platforms- while recently leading on real world data collection on Closed Loops for subsequent NICE review.
His other work has involved introduction of frailty into QoF treatment targets, Diabulimia pilot projects in the NHS; championing “Language Matters” and recently helping to create an overview of Diabetes care in Primary Care Networks
He is one of the leading users of social media in diabetes care- and writes a monthly blog for the BMJ, has a personal blog (“Sugar and Spice: Wish all things were nice”) and along with a podcast (“Sweet Talking”)
He has also been:
*Co-creator of TAD (Talking About Diabetes) – TED talks from those with T1Diabetes
*Co- creator of Type 1 Diabetes comic (Volume 1 to 3)
He received an OBE in the New Years Honours List, UK in 2021 for “services to diabetes care” and beyond diabetes, recently taken up the role as Director of Equality, Medicine in the NHS.