Dr Partha Kar
Consultant in General Medicine
MBBS, MD, MRCP
Dr Partha Kar has been a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008. He has been the Clinical Director of Diabetes from 2009-2015, being part of a multiple national award-winning department due to its services and care provided. One of his main areas or passion is in helping to redesign diabetes care in an attempt to integrate chronic disease management across primary and secondary care. He is the pioneer of the Super Six Model, which won the Care Integration Awards 2012, Quality in Care in Diabetes Award 2012 and has been short listed for the Health Service Journal Awards across long-term conditions in 2012 and 2013. This has also been recognised in a recently published Kings Fund document in 2014. The local team has made the shortlist for the Diabetes Team of the Year and Clinical Leadership Team of the Year in the BMJ Awards 2013. Recent innovations have involved the Hypoglycaemia Hotline which was recognised in the Guardian Healthcare Awards 2013. He also leads the Type 1 Diabetes service, focusing on adolescent diabetes using technology and social media (twitter account: @parthaskar and blog: www.nhssugardoc.blogspot.co.uk to improve care). He has also led the change to the local Diabetes adolescent service resulting in recognition at the BMJ Awards 2015.
He also holds the role of Clinical Service Director for community services in South East Hampshire, along with being nominated to the General Advisory Council of the Kings Fund. He has recently joined Ascot & Bracknell CCG as a secondary care advisor along with being appointed as a Specialist advisor for the Care Quality Commission.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Partha Kar at Spire include:
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