Dr Paru King, Consultant Physician, Derby Hospitals
This award recognises an individual for their sterling work to improve diabetes care.
NHS England are always grateful for the efforts the whole diabetes community put forward to improve care and this award recognises one individual for their efforts during this year
Paru has been a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology in Derby since 2000. Her clinical interests include diabetes and pregnancy and also integrated care. She is the physician lead for the diabetes and obstetrics service, and has clinically led and project managed the award winning PROCEED project, the first integrated service for preconception care.
In 2018, her team was selected as one of 20 quality improvements sites, to further improve preconception care. She started the National Diabetes and Pregnancy Conference, and has supported its growth into a major annual conference. In addition, she has been the clinical lead for integrated care in Derby City since 2011, and Derby’s service model has gained national recognition.
Since 2017, Paru has led the spread of this innovation from Derby City to the whole of Southern Derbyshire. She was one of the first Diabetes UK Clinical Champions, and the role has helped her achieve service development locally as well as given her the opportunity to be involved in her areas of interest at a national level.