London Diabetes Clinical Network

The London Diabetes Clinical Network (LDCN) was set up in 2013 to provide clinical leadership and subject matter expertise across London. Clinical networks support local health systems to improve health outcomes for their communities by connecting commissioners, healthcare providers, professionals, those living with diabetes and the public to share best practice and ideas. They also measure quality and outcomes, reduce variation and drive improvement.

Patient Leadership Group – Diabetes Champions

The role of the Diabetes Champion is to ensure that the views from a wide range of patients, carers and families are taken into consideration whenever decisions that affect patient care are made. Being a Diabetes Champion is a great way to contribute to what is happening with diabetes care in the London region.

We invite interest from people living with diabetes to become a Diabetes Champion. The ideal candidate will live in London, be well networked and form part of an existing diabetes support group. This is important as the Diabetes Champion will actively promote the views of people living with diabetes in influencing the LDCN work programme. To apply, please fill out our online diabetes champion submission form.

Key contacts

  • Clinical Director: Dr Stephen Thomas, Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology, Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospital
  • Director, Clinical Networks and Senate: Malti Varshney
  • Head of Clinical Network Development: Shaun Crowe
  • Programme Lead: Vicky Parker
  • Senior Project Managers: Elizabeth Pang and Sarah Newall


Email: england.diabetes-ldncn@nhs.net

Twitter: @NHSLdn_CN