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Diabetes and Endocrinology consultants

Consultants

Charles Bodmer

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Colchester Hospital

I trained in Liverpool and Cambridge, and was appointed as Consultant Physician and Diabetologist in North East Essex in 1996. I was the first speciality trained Diabetologist in the North East Essex and was the clinical lead for diabetes until my appointment as Divisional Director in 2015. I have now returned to full time clinical work. I am currently the Clinical Lead for NEEDS (North East Essex Diabetes Service). I am proud of the accomplishments this service has realised for improving access and care for people with diabetes.

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Dr Duncan Fowler - IHT Medical Speciality 2
Dr Duncan Fowler - IHT Medical Speciality 2

Duncan Fowler

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Ipswich Hospital

I have been a Consultant at Ipswich Hospital since 2002 and provide specialist clinics in diabetes and endocrinology with additional clinics in antenatal diabetes and the diabetic foot. I trained as a doctor in London, qualifying in 1992, and undertook specialist training in the East Midlands, during which time I undertook a higher research degree.

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Catherine Gouveia - ESNEFT - Diabetes & Endocrinology
Catherine Gouveia - ESNEFT - Diabetes & Endocrinology

Catherine Gouveia

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Colchester Hospital

I was appointed as a Consultant at Colchester Hospital in June 2017, and was appointed foundation year Programme Director in November 2017. I am responsible for looking after general medical patients on Easthorpe Ward and partake on the General medical on-call Consultant rota.

My outpatient commitments include General Endocrine clinics (Thyroid, Pituitary, Parathyroid, Adrenal and Genetic endocrine syndromes) in Colchester, Clacton and Harwich and I also work with North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS). Specialist areas include Diabetes Transition and Young Persons’ clinics.

My educational role as joint foundation year Programme Director involves the overseeing of Foundation Year doctors training and progression.  I am actively involved in both post-graduate and undergraduate teaching and training. I have a postgraduate qualification in medical Education from the Royal College of Physicians and University College London.

I graduated from Imperial College Medical School, University of London in 2006. I completed my specialist Diabetes and Endocrine training at Barts Health NHS Trust with tertiary Endocrine training at St. Bartholomew Hospital, London.

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Damian Morris - IHT - Diabetes
Damian Morris - IHT - Diabetes

Damian Morris

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Ipswich Hospital

I have been a Consultant physician in endocrinology and diabetes at the Ipswich Hospital since 2005. My undergraduate and postgraduate training was in London, and I have a background in academic research – being awarded a PhD on the molecular analysis of pituitary tumours by the University of London in 2006. I have clinical commitments to general medicine, diabetes and endocrinology. I have special interests in diabetes and pregnancy, diabetes and renal disease, pituitary disease and thyroid cancer. I also focus on information technology in healthcare, and I am Chief Clinical Information Officer and Clinical Safety Officer for the hospital. I also have research interests, and am currently an investigator in a number of studies, encompassing endocrine genetics, continuous glucose monitoring in pregnancy and thyroid cancer.

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Craig Parkinson

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Ipswich Hospital

I was appointed in 2002 as a Consultant at Ipswich Hospital. I specialise in Diabetes (general, renal, pump, foot, transition), Thyroid, Parathyroid (plus other metabolic bone problems), Pituitary, Adrenal, plus rare endocrine conditions and transitional endocrinology. I graduated from Liverpool University Medical School, and undertook post-graduate training in Liverpool and Manchester.

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Gerry Rayman - IHT - Diabetes
Gerry Rayman - IHT - Diabetes

Gerry Rayman

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Ipswich Hospital

I lead the Ipswich Hospital Diabetes team which has a wide ranging interest in diabetes, including foot complications, new technologies, patient education and service delivery. Under my leadership, the Diabetes team has evolved to deliver a very comprehensive inpatient and outpatient service, and recently has teamed with primary care to deliver an integrated diabetes service. I lead a large research unit involved in trials of new therapies, devices related to diabetes care including insulin pens, glucose meters and glucose sensors. I have pioneered a new technique for early diagnosis of small fibre diabetic neuropathy. I won the national HSJ patient safety award in November 2012 for the team’s pioneering ‘Ipswich Touch Test for feet’ which helps identify patients at high risk and therefore requiring heel protection. It simplifies foot examinations. I am Sub-Dean for UEA and Cambridge undergraduates, have trained many research fellows and published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. I have been NHS Diabetes’s national clinical lead on inpatient diabetes care and developed the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit; the world’s first and largest audit on inpatient diabetes care. I am also involved in the development of the National Diabetes Food Audit, the NCEPOD on amputations and contribute to NICE guidance. I am the specialist medical adviser to Diabetes UK and clinical lead for their Diabetes Foot Campaign. I am the current President of the Endocrine and Diabetes section of the Royal Medical Society of Medicine.

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Sanjeev Sharma - IHT - Diabetes & Endocrinology
Sanjeev Sharma - IHT - Diabetes & Endocrinology

Sanjeev Sharma

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Ipswich Hospital

I am a Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes at Ipswich Hospital since 2015. I completed my specialist training in East Anglia and hold dual accreditation in general medicine. Apart from being qualified in all aspects of endocrinology and diabetes, I also have an active interest in research involving small fibre neuropathy in various conditions including diabetes, cancer treatment, hypothyroidism and hypertriglyceridemia. Currently, I am also a research investigator for various diabetes trials at Ipswich Hospital. I am a qualified teacher and am involved in both undergraduate and post-graduate medical education.

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Karunakaran Vithian - ESNEFT - Diabetes
Karunakaran Vithian - ESNEFT - Diabetes

Karunakaran Vithian

Diabetes and Endocrinology

Colchester Hospital

I have worked at Colchester Hospital since 2013 and have been Clinical Lead since 2014 and RCP Tutor since 2017. I am responsible for looking after general medical patients on Easthorpe Ward. I see patients in the endocrine clinic in Colchester, Clacton and Harwich and also work with North East Essex Diabetes Service (NEEDS) to care for patients with diabetes in various community settings. As RCP Tutor I have a responsibility for overseeing Junior Doctors’ training.

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