Dr Partha Kar

Associate National Clinical Director, Diabetes and Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

Biography

Dr Partha Kar has been a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008. He has been the Clinical Director of Diabetes from 2009-2015, being part of a multiple national award-winning department (HSJ Awards / BMJ Awards) due to its services and care provided.

One of his main areas or passion is in helping to redesign diabetes care in an attempt to integrate chronic disease management across primary and secondary care. He is the pioneer of the Super Six Diabetes Model which aims to deliver diabetes care differently. He is an avid user of social media such as twitter (@parthaskar) to engage with patients – and been recognised as a “Social media Pioneer” by HSJ in 2014. Recent innovations have involved the Hypoglycaemia Hotline, which was recognised in the Guardian Healthcare Awards 2013.

He is also the co-creator of TAD talks (Talking About Diabetes) and the Type 1 Diabetes comic (“Origins”)- while also involved in setting up a Type 1 Diabetes information portal (T1resources.uk)

He is also Associate National Clinical Director, Diabetes with NHS England leading on developing the NHS RightCare Diabetes pathway; leading on Freestyle Libre being available on NHS tariff and helping to coordinate the development of the Diabetes “Language Matters” document

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