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Partha Kar OBE

Partha Kar OBE

National Speciality Advisor, Diabetes, NHS England and Improvement

Professor Partha Kar is National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England and co-lead of Diabetes GIRFT with NHS Improvement.

He has led and delivered so far on (April 2016- till date):

• Data around COVID19 and mortality related to diabetes
• Part of national team developing guidelines during COVID19
• Freestyle Libre being available on NHS -across country
• NHS Right Care Diabetes pathway
• Diabetes “Language Matters” document
• Type 1 diabetes NHS England web-resource – on NHS choices
• Introduction of Frailty into QoF treatment targets for diabetes care in NHS
• Availability of CGM to all T1D pregnant patients
• Diabetes Technology pathway development with multiple stakeholders
• Setting up pilot projects for diabulimia treatment in London & Wessex
• Introduction of Low Carbohydrate App into NHS Apps Library

Dr Partha Kar has been a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008. He is the pioneer of the Super Six Diabetes Model which aims to deliver diabetes care differently and is recognised as one of the good examples of integrated care.

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.
He also writes a monthly blog for the BMJ, has a personal blog (“Sugar and Spice: Wish all things were nice”) and 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 and 2)
*Setting up Type 1 Diabetes: Rise of the Machines – event on Closed Loops/DIY tech

Recently he has helped in all diabetes patients on insulin with learning disability to have access to Freestyle Libre- and co-authored a national report on variation in diabetes care in the NS (Diabetes Getting It Right First Time Report 2020)

He received an OBE in the New Years Honours List, UK in 2021 for “services to diabetes care”