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Diabetes Services

Our Multidisciplinary Diabetes Team (MDT) is probably the largest in England


The Diabetes Team consists of Consultant Physicians, Nurse Consultants, Matron, Diabetes Specialist Nurses (DSN), Specialist Registrars, Dietitians, , Pharmacist, Foot Specialists, Endocrinologists, Researchers, Administrators, Clinic Coordinators, Medical Secretaries and Clerical Supporters all headed by the Service Manager.

Head of Service

Dr Ian Lawrence MB, ChB, FRCP – Diabetes and Endocrinology (LGH)

Consultant Physicians/ Diabetologists

 The Diabetes Consultants within the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust are based across at Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI) and Leicester General Hospital (LGH) but also run clinics in the community and are members of voluntary diabetes groups across Leicestershire and have memberships across National Diabetes bodies.


  • Professor Melanie Davies MB, ChB, MD, FRCP - Diabetes and Endocrinology Chair of Diabetes Medicine & Diabetes Research Lead 
  • Dr Alison Gallagher MD, MRCP- Diabetes and Endocrinology (LRI)
  • Dr Rob Gregory DM FRCP – Diabetes and Endocrinology (LGH), Assistant Clinical Director - Medicine. Dr Gregory was elected to the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists commitee

  • Dr Kath Higgins Diabetes and Endocrinology (LGH)
  • Dr Steve Jackson FRCP - Diabetes and Endocrinology (LGH)
  • Dr Marie-France Kong DM FRCP – Diabetes and Endocrinology (LGH)
  • Dr Paul McNally MD, FRCP - Diabetes and Endocrinology (LRI) elected to the Professional Advisory Council of Diabetes UK.
  • Dr Mary Quinn - Associate Specialist

We also house and train a rolling team of Specialist Registrars (SPRs) & Junior Doctors supported by:

Clinic Nursing Staff

  • Leticia Ashford

  • Mark Chawner

  • Joan Cockram

  • Gillian Jackson-Walker

  • Farida Valimahomed

The Administration/IT Team  

  • Admin Team Leader
  • Clinic Coordinators
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Clinical Analyst
  • Website Development Coordinator
  • Intermediate Care Administrator
  • Diabetes Eduction and Pumps Administrator

What we do

  • Routine Diabetic Clinics for new patients
  • follow up
  • annual review appointments across the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
  • These are by appointment only!
Specialist Clinics with other disciplines
  • Combined Renal Clinics (nephrology) kidneys For more information about kidneys see East Midlands Renal Network website
  • Young Adults and Childrens clinics

  • Pump Therapy clinics
  • Smoking Cessation Clinic
  • Antenatal
  • Foot clinic

Out reach clinics

Consultant led diabetes outreach clinics currently run across Leicestershire in Melton, Loughborough, Coalville, Oakham, Market Harborough and Hinckley. These clinics provide services to screen for diabetic complications, plan interventions and treatment and to provide education and support to people with diabetes in effective diabetes management to prevent complications.

Outside of Clinical Setting 

Diabetes UK Many of our Consultants and MDT are members of local Diabetes UK voluntary groups