Dr Syed Haris Ahmed

Consultant Endocrinologist

MBBS, FRCP(Ed), SCE(Diabetes & Endocrinology)

"The facilities at Spire Yale Hospital are very good, the staff are friendly and supportive, making it an absolute pleasure to work here."


Specialises in

After completing higher specialist training in the Mersey Deanery, I have worked as a consultant for the last seven years. Having amassed a valuable clinical experience in the management of a variety of endocrine and general medicine disorders and written several guidelines and pathways to patient management. I've also been a consultant representative in the West Cheshire Area Prescribing Committee (APC) panel. I have worked towards introducing new medicines, new technologies for the benefit of my patients' health, as well as presenting papers to national and international conferences. I have several publications in peer-reviewed journals.

I specialise in the following areas:

  • Adrenal disorders
  • Bariatric (medical weight management)
  • Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Hypertension
  • Insulin pumps and diabetes technology
  • Male and female sex hormone disorders
  • Metabolic bone disease
  • Pituitary disorders
  • Thyroid disorders

I have well over 50,000 patient-hours experience. This metric is a measure of time spent with patients with endocrine and general medical disorders, both in the outpatient and inpatient setting, since achieving CCT. This has strengthened my understanding of disease, pathophysiology and has enhanced my ability to unravel challenging disease patterns, and suggest suitable solutions.

I am the Trust Fluid champion at the Countess of Chester Hospital, having launched the Trust IV fluid policy last year.

In addition to clinical work, I also hold the position of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. In this role, I support the University in delivering small group learning, such as:

  • Case-based learning (CBL)
  • Communications for Clinical Practice (CCP)
  • Debrief
  • Simulation exercises.

I also assist in other important School activities such as:

  • Academic Advising and Research Supervision for medical students
  • Peer observation assessment
  • Multiple mini interviews (MMIs), or additional RS projects
  • Standard-setting and student recruitment

I have been recognised as Editorial Board Consultant in specific issues of the journal Clinical Therapeutics.

I have peer-reviewed for journals in my speciality, Diabetic Medicine, Diabetes Therapy and Practical Diabetes. I am a member of the Question Writing Group for Speciality Certificate Examinations (SCE) for Diabetes and Endocrinology board for the Royal College of Physicians.

I'm also a certified MRCP PACES examiner of the Royal College of Physicians.

I successfully pioneered the use of Skype technology to improve antenatal patient care and experience. This was well over two years before the onset of COVID-19. For my initiative, my antenatal team was awarded the Quality in Care (QiC) diabetes award 2019 for the category Patient Care Pathway-Adults - ‘Telemedicine in Improving Care and Outcomes, in Antenatal Diabetes Patients’.

I also received an award for Outstanding Patient Care at Countess of Chester hospital in June 2016.

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Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Syed Haris Ahmed at Spire include:

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University of Mysore / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a professional degree in medicine and surgery awarded upon graduation from medical school by Universities in countries that follow the tradition of the United Kingdom.


Professional memberships

General Medical Council

Medical Defence Union

British Diabetic Association

Society for Endocrinology

British Medical Association


Professional leadership

I am currently the Lead for Diabetes Antenatal services at Countess of Chester Hospital.


Journals

Dr Ahmed receiving the Quality in Care 2019 award for the category- Patient Care Pathway, Adults, from Professor Simon O'Neill, Director of Health Intelligence and Professional Liaison, at Diabetes UK.

Research and publications

  • Principal Investigator- I am the Principal Investigator for OPTION-DM clinic trail at COCH- a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial in patients with painful diabetic neuropathy.
  • A Co-investigator for CREDENCE, STARTRIGHT & PIONEER clinical trials.
  • I'm also a contributor to the landmark RECOVERY trial of hospitalized COVID-19 patients. My contributions have been recognized in publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Medrxiv.
  • A contributor to the ABCD Nationwide audit of FreeStyle Libre-
  • I have organized a number of educational events, for example I organized the 2nd British Paediatric Endocrine Training (BPET) along with Dr Senthil Senniappan (Liverpool). The BPET School provided an intensive three days of education for paediatric and adult trainees, from a range of experts. The feedback from the trainees was very positive. The following are links to the schedule of events and BSPED newsletter-


Articles

https://www.medrxiv.org/content/medrxiv/suppl/2020/06/22/2020.06.22.20137273

https://abcd.care/sites/abcd.care/files/site_uploads/FreeStyle_Libre_Publications/FreeStyle_Libre_Slides/ABCD_FSL_DUK_Liverpool_2019_Slides.pdf

https://abcd.care/sites/abcd.care/files/site_uploads/FreeStyle_Libre_Publications/FreeStyle_Libre_Slides/ABCD_FSL_DUK_Liverpool_2019_Slides.pdf

https://abcd.care/sites/abcd.care/files/2nd%20BPET%20school%202019.pdf, https://www.bsped.org.uk/media/1658/bsped-newsletter-july-2019.pdf

Current NHS posts

Consultant Endocrinologist, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Liverpool.

Contact information

Telephone Tel: 01978 880 394