Professor John McKnight

Professor John McKnight

Consultant Physician and Diabetologist

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor John McKnight at Spire include:

Other treatments

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
  • General medicine
  • Diabetic medicine
  • Hypertension

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Professional profile

I am happy to see and assess a wide range of patients with general medical conditions. In the NHS I am involved in the assessment and management of patients presenting acutely to the Western General Hospital.

I lead the diabetes services in Lothian. I believe in developing a long term relationship with people who have a chronic condition such as diabetes to provide expert support and advice.

I was appointed as the Lead Clinical for diabetes in Scotland.

Clinical Interests

Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus

Special Clinical Interests: Treatment and prevention of vascular disease. Assessment and management of outpatients and inpatients with general medical conditions.

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Diabetes UK
American Diabetes Association
Chairman Scottish Diabetes Survey Monitoring Group
Speciality Advisor to Scottish Executive for Diabetes and Endocrinology

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Honorary Reader, University of Edinburgh.

Lead clinician for diabetes in Lothian.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363