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Welcoming the new PCDS Committee members

The new PCDS Committee members were announced during the PCDS Annual General Meeting at the Society’s 11th National Conference.

The PCDS Committee is delighted to welcome its two newest elected members, Kevin Fernando and Clare Hambling.

Kevin is a six-session GP Partner working at the coalface in North Berwick Health Centre. He is Diabetes Lead GP for the East Lothian and Midlothian Community Health Partnerships, which comprises 29 GP surgeries. He has recently been appointed a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion.

He graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000 and holds both MRCGP and MRCP affiliations. He has completed a Master’s degree in Diabetes, passed with distinction. During 2014, he was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for his work in diabetes professional education.

Clare is a GP whose involvement in diabetes extends across East Anglia. She is Chair of the West Norfolk Diabetes Network, a GP programme board member for the East Anglia Diabetic Eye Screening Service, and a member of the Eastern Academic Health Science Network’s Diabetes Projects Group, giving a primary care perspective on service development, including an East Anglia-wide integrated “hypo pathway”.

She has extensive experience in education for healthcare professionals, including as a Senior GP Tutor for the University of Cambridge, and she is a Clinical Adviser to the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Nigel Campbell, Martin Hadley-Brown and Julie Widdowson, existing members of the Committee, have all been re-elected.

Children in Need collection
The PCDS Committee is delighted to announce that a donation of £559.67 has been made to Children in Need from the collection held at the Society’s Annual Dinner. Thank you for all the generous contributions.

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