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Dr Paul Peter

Consultant and Clinical Lead Endocrinology and Diabetes

Dr Paul Peter is the Clinical Lead for Endocrinology and Diabetes at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust. Following his registrar training in the West Midlands, he moved to the North East to take up his current post, eight years ago. Whilst in Birmingham, he researched the effect of novel beta blockers on endothelial function in various ethnic groups with diabetes. This fuelled his current interests which include insulin pumps, insulin resistance and obesity management.

His main passion however these days is to develop greater integration between primary, intermediate and secondary care to bring about seamless care for patients with diabetes or endocrine issues. He has set up 'consultant supervised-DSN heavy-IT driven' community clinics across the Durham Dales area and continues to develop this whilst remaining on the 'unselected' medical on call rota at both Darlington Memorial Hospital and Bishop Auckland Hospital.

He believes that committed involvement in general medicine as well as direct participation in community based clinics is essential for specialists to understand deficiencies in service delivery, and thus attempt to bring about changes in both 'front of house' and 'back of house' care - within secondary care.

As the associate medical director for IT at the Trust, he has developed a number of projects that have helped with the transfer and understanding of data held across the NHS on patients with diabetes. His main interest in this group is to develop clinical and corporate engagement in IT projects which is essential for meaningful interpretation of data across the NHS.

As associate responsible officer for the Trust, he is actively involved in the engagement of senior doctors in both appraisal and revalidation and improving public confidence in the NHS and doctors in general.

  • Department: Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Specialities: Diabetes & Endocrinology, Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine, General Medicine
  • Based at Hospital site: Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • Special interests: Medical and surgical management of obesity and diabetes, type 2 diabetes and Insulin resistance, type 1 diabetes, Insulin pumps, antenatal medicine and community diabetes. Endocrinology: endocrine hypertension, pituitary tumours, erectile dysfunction and thyroid problems.
  • Secretary: Tracey Scott
  • Training: Higher Specialist Training in Endocrinology and Diabetes in Birmingham, West Midlands Deanery.
  • Qualifications: MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai, India; FRCP Fellow of the Royal College of Medicine (UK London); CCST Certificate of completion of specialist training in endocrinology and diabetes, West Midlands Deanery.
  • Date added to the specialist register: October 2006
  • Training role: Active role in local research network and Principle Investigator for trials as part of the network.
Dr Paul Peter

Contact Information

Email: paul.peter@cddft.nhs.uk

Tel: 01388 455176

'I feel it is important to relay my experience back to let the staff know they are doing a brilliant job! I would like them to know I appreciated all they did for myself, my family and our beautiful baby girl.'

Patient, Labour Ward, Darlington Memorial Hospital