"GP diabetes champion" Professor Kamlesh Khunti
CLAHRC EM Director named 'most influential' diabetes GP
Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Director of CLAHRC East Midlands, has been named as one of the country’s leading GPs in a prestigious list. Kamlesh has been heralded as a “GP diabetes champion” after being installed at number 25 of the Pulse Power 50.
The publication, which provides news for general practice, has called him “probably the most influential GP researcher on diabetes in the UK and his work is having a direct effect on policy”.
As well as leading CLAHRC East Midlands, Kamlesh is a Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester and Co-Director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre.
This latest honour comes just months after he was included in the top 10 of the most influential global diabetes researchers at the American Diabetes Association’s annual conference. He also received a lifetime achievement award for diabetes research in June from the British Association Of Physicians Of Indian Origin.
Kamlesh said: “I would like to thank my family and all the wonderful research and teaching staff at the Leicester Diabetes Centre, in particular my close friend and co-director Professor Melanie Davies.”
Kamlesh chaired the NICE guideline group that recommended that GPs should screen all patients aged 40 or older for diabetes in 2012. These recommendations form the basis of pilots launched by NHS England, with a view to rolling out a national scheme next year, whereby GP practices will assess the diabetes risk of millions of patients, including possible contractual incentive.
Posted on Friday 4th September 2015