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Social media chat to start Diabetes Week

By Editor
11th June 2015
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Partha KarA diabetes social media pioneer will host a social media question and answer session on Sunday to mark the start of Diabetes Week.

Dr Partha Kar will be taking the hot seat in the session organised by diabetes forum Diabetes.co.uk from and taking place place on its Facebook and Twitter pages between 7pm and 8pm.

A spokesman for Diabetes.co.uk said: “The theme for Diabetes Week 2015 is all about patient care and support. Building online communities and enabling patient to patient support means that no-one has to be on their own when it comes to diabetes.

“Dr Kar embraces and is passionate about the power of social media, especially as part of the healthcare landscape. The forum offers support as well as access to healthcare professionals and structured education and is vital in providing what is missing from diabetes care in the UK.”

Dr Kar, a Consultant Diabetologist at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, will be answering questions on Sunday, June 14, from the diabetes community.

A spokesman for the forum added: “Maybe you have a question about the quality of care you get from the NHS? Do they provide you with a medical safety net, do you have access to diabetes specialists or do you think your diabetes care will get better or worse in the next 12 months? Questions can be sent in advance or posted to the Facebook and Twitter feed during the live session.”

Dr  Kar is part of a multiple national award-winning department at his Trust where he was the Clinical Director of Diabetes from 2009 to 2015.

One of his main passions is helping to redesign diabetes care in an attempt to integrate chronic disease management across primary and secondary care. He is the pioneer of the Super Six Model, which won the Care Integration Awards 2012, Quality in Care in Diabetes Award 2012 and has been shortlisted for the Health Service Journal Awards across long-term conditions in 2012 and 2013. This has also been recognised in a recently published Kings Fund document in 2014.

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