Primary care needs to be more involved in research, says community diabetes consultant

By Editor
8th March 2022
Primary care workers, Research

Engaging primary care in research could help to improve outcomes for patients, a diabetes lead has said in the latest Big Interview.

Dr Naresh Kanumilli, Community Diabetes Consultant for Manchester University Foundation Trust and Clinical Champion for Diabetes UK, sat down with DT Editor Oliver Jelley to talk about some of the hot topics in diabetes.

Talking about his role as Primary Care Research Lead for Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network, Dr Kanumilli said that while research tends to come out of secondary care, primary care should be more involved. In particular, involving patients from ethnic minority backgrounds was vital, he said, and that health services should reach out to them.

He also discussed his role working with digital health coaching platform Liva Healthcare, saying that the use of Artificial Intelligence could be used to help predict outcomes.

Dr Kanumilli, who has a daughter who is severely autistic, also shared details of a charity his wife set up, Vision Beyond Autism, which care for nine children with severe autism.

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