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2018 Speakers


Dr Martin Hadley-Brown

Having trained in General Medicine in London and General Practice in Dorset HB has been a GP partner in Norfolk since 1989. His particular clinical interest in diabetes and cardiovascular disease led to his co-founding the Primary Care Diabetes Society, working with NICE on Clinical Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes, and he continues to work nationally and internationally to foster optimal management of these conditions within Primary Care.

HB is an experienced medical teacher and currently Director of Preclinical Studies and Clinical Tutor at Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge.


Professor David Wheeler

David’s current positions include Professor of Kidney Medicine at University College London and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust.

He is a Clinician Scientist with an interest in the complications of chronic kidney disease, specifically those that at increase the burden of cardiovascular disease and/or accelerate progression of kidney failure. He has contributed to the development and running of several large-scale clinical trials involving patients with chronic kidney disease including SHARP, EVOLVE and CREDENCE. He is currently co-chief investigator of the DAPA-CKD study.

Locally, David runs a virtual Chronic Kidney Disease service covering primary care in Camden. He has been involved in Clinical Practice Guideline Development for several organisations, most recently for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), of which he is currently co-chair.

David has served terms as President of the UK Renal Association and as Chair of the UK Renal Registry.


Dr Yassir Javaid

BA (Hons), MA (Cantab), MB BChir, MRCGP, DipCard
Cardiovascular lead Nene CCG, Primary Care Cardiovascular lead and East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network.

Dr Javaid qualified from Cambridge University and completed his GP VTS training in Northampton. He has an interest in cardiology and echocardiography and was a clinical lead in the Northamptonshire Community Cardiology service, which had a focus on patients with heart failure and valve disease. He was named Pulse “GP of the Year” in 2015 for his work in reducing stroke emergency admissions in the East Midlands.

He is also a council member of the British Heart Valve Society, accredited member of the British Society of Echocardiography and on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology.


Dr Elizabeth Martin

GPWSI in Diabetes working with the Leeds Community Diabetes Team and as a Clinical Assistant at the Diabetes Foot Clinic at St James Hospital, Leeds.

I am a Clinical Champion for Diabetes UK. and enjoy helping my colleagues in Primary Care up to date with changes in the world of diabetes.




Dr Uazman Alam

Uazman Alam, BSc MPHe MRCP(UK)(London) PhD, is a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Physician at the University of Liverpool and Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool.  He initially completed a  Bachelors in Medical Science at the University of St. Andrews before starting undergraduate Medicine at the University of Manchester. He intercalated before his final year to complete an MPH where his final dissertation was a Meta-Analysis of Anti-Convulsants for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy. He completed his PhD in Diabetic Neuropathy in 2014 before joining the University of Liverpool in 2017.

Dr Alam has a specialist clinical and research interest in painful diabetic neuropathy, small fibre neuropathy and neuropathic pain. His previous work has evaluated the role of vitamin D in relation to pain and the utility of novel surrogate markers in small fiber neuropathy.

Dr Alam’s research is primarily focused on surrogate end points for human diabetic neuropathy and other peripheral neuropathies. He has extensively evaluated the utility of skin biopsy and corneal confocal microscopy for the early diagnosis of small fibre neuropathy. He is also a member of the EASD, NeuroDiab and Lipids, Metabloism and Vascular Risk section of the Royal Society of Medicine.



Dr Clare Mumby

Dr Clare Mumby – Consultant Physician Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Clare trained at the University of Birmingham and qualified in 2004. Her core medical and specialist training in Diabetes and Endocrinology was in the North West. She was appointed as a Consultant Physician at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 2017.

Clare has a special interest in diabetes in pregnancy and she provides the diabetes input to the Diabetes UK funded Velocity antenatal research clinic at St. Mary’s. Her other interest is Metabolic Bone Disease and she has joined the Metabolic Bone team at Manchester Royal Infirmary. She has an interest in medical education of both undergraduates and postgraduates.


Dr Ivan Benett

Dr Ivan J Benett has been a GP in Central Manchester for 30years, and with a Special Interest in cardiology for over a decade. He is a Fellow of the Royal Colleges of GPs and of Physicians, and now a part time salaried GP.

He is now a Non-executive Director at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. In addition he is a standing member of a NICE Quality Standards Group and has helped develop several Cardiovascular related NICE guideline groups.

He has held various educational posts and has been PCG chair and then chair of the PCT professional executive committee until 2005. Following this he gained a postgraduate diploma in Cardiology. Until December 2015 he was Clinical Director for Central Manchester CCG. 


Dr Naveed Younis

Dr Naveed Younis (BSc, MD, FRCP) qualified from Manchester University in 1993 and trained in the North West. He was a Clinical Research Ophthalmology Fellow in Liverpool studying aspects of retinopathy screening and has published widely in this field. Dr Younis has been a Consultant Physician at University Hospital South Manchester since 2004 and is currently the clinical lead. He leads on diabetic foot and renal diabetes in South Manchester.  He is an accredited educator for DAFNE and delivers on the Warwick programme locally. He is a past member of the Greater Manchester Medicines Management Group (GMMMG) and involved in development of Primary care diabetes guidelines in the region.  

He was the training programme director in endocrinology and currently regional adviser, he has developed national postgraduate educational courses in diabetes and is an online tutor for the Cardiff Postgraduate diabetes diploma and MSc course.

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