MBE for GIRFT diabetes joint lead

Diabetes joint clinical lead Gerry Rayman

Professor Gerry Rayman, one of the joint clinical leads of the Getting It Right First Time programme’s diabetes workstream, has been awarded membership of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours list 2020.

Professor Rayman, a consultant physician at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust, is a former National Clinical Lead for diabetes inpatient care and foot disease for NHS Diabetes and is the lead and innovator of the National Inpatient Diabetes Audit. He receives his MBE for services to diabetes care.

He has also been chief medical advisor to Diabetes UK and is a past president of the endocrine and diabetes section of the Royal Society of Medicine. He currently leads Diabetes UK’s inpatient programme and co-author of Diabetes UK’s report Making Hospitals Safe for People with Diabetes.

Together with Professor Partha Kar (consultant in diabetes and endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust), he is heading GIRFT’s review of diabetes services, and has been visiting trusts across England to look at variation and to share good practice ahead of publication of a national report in 2020.

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