Dr Partha Kar has been the Clinical Director of Diabetes since 2009 in Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, part of a national award-winning department based on inpatient diabetes care (Healthcare & Social Awards 2010).
One of his main areas of work is in helping to redesign diabetes care in an attempt to integrate chronic disease management across primary and secondary organisations. He is the pioneer of the Super Six Model, which has won the Care Integration Awards 2012, Quality in Care in Diabetes Award 2012 and been shortlisted for the HSJ Awards across long-term conditions. The local team has also recently been shortlisted for the Diabetes Team of the Year and the Clinical Leadership Team of the Year in the BMJ Awards 2013.
Partha also leads the Type 1 Diabetes service, focusing on adolescent diabetes using technology and social media to improve care and has helped to form a type 1 diabetes support network called Ninjabetic.
Partha is a guest blogger for our Time to Think Differently blog