Tagged: Wandsworth CCG

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Rajiv Dhir

Deputy Chief Pharmacist, Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group; Clinical Champion, Diabetes UK

Rajiv Dhir is a pharmacist who works as Deputy Chief Pharmacist at Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), London. He is also a Clinical Champion for Diabetes UK.

Since graduation from University of Brighton in 1993, he has held a variety of positions mainly in Primary Care. After completion of his pre-registration training at Boots the Chemists, he continued working there gaining more experience in different roles (relief pharmacist, store manager and Professional Development Pharmacist). In 1999, he completed his post-graduate diploma in Clininal Pharmacy and was awarded a distinction.

Rajiv has been a pharmacist for over 24 years. He started his career working in community pharmacy before working in various roles in primary care, before taking on a role as Deputy Chief Pharmacist at Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group. The main focus of this role is to maximise benefit and minimise risk associated with medicines, as well as making the best use of resources allocated for prescribing.

Rajiv has a specific interest in diabetes and has completed diploma level modules on diabetes in primary care at Kings College London. Being a member of the various local diabetes committees allows him to develop and shape policies to help patients and clinicians manage Type 2 diabetes. Recently he has been involved with working with GPs and nurses to overcome barriers to optimising treatment in patients with poorly controlled diabetes. The role involves engaging with healthcare professionals across all sectors, as well as with patients, to make a positive impact on patient care.

In his role as one of Diabetes UK Clinical Champions, Rajiv looks at prescribing in the frail and elderly population with Type 2 diabetes. The aim of the project is to reduce the risk of hypoglycaemia and treatment-related harm, for example fall-related fractures, and improve the quality of life for people with moderate or severe frailty.

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Roni Sharvanu Saha

Consultant in Acute Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology

Dr Roni Sharvanu Saha is a consultant in acute medicine, diabetes and endocrinology in the Acute Medical Unit at St George's Hospital, London.

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Sachin Patel

General Practitioner

Dr Patel is a GP Principal in West Wandsworth. He looks after a large and diverse diabetic population in Putney & Roehampton and is the lead GP for diabetes at Mayfield Surgery.

He has completed post graduate training in diabetes and is the Clinical Diabetic lead for West Wandsworth on the clinical reference group for Wandsworth CCG.

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Neil Bamford

GP Principal and Diabetes Clinical Lead, Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Group

Neil Bamford was born in Wandsworth and still works there as a GP, joining his father’s practice after a period researching eye disease at the Institute of Eye Health.

He has a MSc in Public Health and a Diploma in Primary Care Diabetes.

He has been diabetes clinical lead in Wandsworth since 2002, seeing diabetes care transformed by the implementation of the National Service Framework, the Quality and Outcomes Framework and the Health Care for London report. During this time the management of diabetes has stopped being a hospital speciality practised by an elite few and has become an area of primary care which, with adequate support from specialist clinicians, is available throughout general practice and integrated with local communities.

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