Dr Partha Kar has been a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008. He has been the Clinical Director of Diabetes from 2009-2015, being part of a multiple
national award-winning department (HSJ Awards / BMJ Awards) due to its services and care provided.
One of his main areas or passion is in 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
Diabetes Model which aims to deliver diabetes care differently.
He is an avid user of social media such as twitter (@parthaskar) to engage with patients - and been
recognised as a 'Social media Pioneer' by HSJ in 2014. Recent innovations have involved the
Hypoglycaemia Hotline, which was recognised in the Guardian Healthcare Awards 2013.
He is also the co-creator of TAD talks (Talking About Diabetes) and the Type 1 Diabetes comic
(“Origins”)- while also involved in setting up a Type 1 Diabetes information portal (T1resources.uk)
He also holds the role Associate National Clinical Director, Diabetes with NHS England leading on
developing the NHS Right Care Diabetes pathway; leading on Freestyle Libre being available on NHS
tariff, helping to coordinate the development of the Diabetes “Language Matters” document and
development of the Type 1 diabetes NHS England resource. In addition, he is one of the co-leads of
the Diabetes GIRFT process and has led on developing a “Diabetes Technology pathway” with
Recently he has also been involved in CGM being made available to all Type 1 diabetes pregnant
patients- as well as uniform access to Freestyle Libre- and updating of driving guidelines in relation to
use of technology in those living with diabetes.