Professor John McKnight

Consultant Physician and Diabetologist


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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.

Treatment information

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

Other treatments

  • Diabetes medicine
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • General medicine

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Additional information

Endocrinology and diabetes mellitus

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

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

  • Diabetes
  • Vascular risk assessment
  • Hypertension

Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Lothian University Hospitals NHS Trust

Honorary Reader, University of Edinburgh

Lead clinician for diabetes in Lothian