Professor Partha Kar - national speciality advisor, diabetes in the NHS
He is an International Medical Graduate (Kolkata, India) who works as a consultant in diabetes & endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, UK since 2008- and won multiple awards at the BMJ, HSJ & Guardian Care Awards
He has helped to expand use of technology in Type 1 Diabetes- namely use of Flash Glucose/CGM and implementation of use of CGM in T1D pregnancy along with use of online digital self-management platforms- while recently leading on real world data collection on Closed Loops for subsequent NICE review for wide access
His other work has involved championing “Language Matters”; principles of Peer support for Type 1 Diabetes as well as Co- creator of Type 1 Diabetes comic (Volume 1 to 4)
He is one of the leading users of social media in diabetes care and writes a monthly blog for the British Medical Journal.
He has also been recognized as one of the most influential figures from the ethnic minority population across healthcare in the UK by the Healthcare Service Journal in 2020, 2021 and 2022
He received an OBE for services to Diabetes care in 2021