An experienced GP from Norfolk has been announced as the new National Clinical Director of Diabetes and Obesity.
NHS England has revealed that Dr Clare Hambling has been appointed as the new National Clinical Director of Diabetes Obesity.
Dr Hambling is a GP at the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System and the Chair of the Primary Care Diabetes Society (PCDS). In addition, she is the Chair of the West Norfolk Diabetes Network.
The news comes as NHS England announces a total of eight new national clinical director appointments.
NHS England said to the Health Service Journal: “The National Clinical Directors are a group of senior practising clinicians who provide overarching national clinical leadership to the organisation to support programmes and priorities, in addition to their clinical practice in the NHS.
“They have extensive knowledge of their speciality areas and current experience in frontline NHS service.”
It added: “The National Clinical Directors play a pivotal role in supporting NHS England to deliver the key ambitions set out in the NHS Long Term Plan; providing clinical advice and leadership to drive transformation of services for patients and ensuring an NHS fit for the future.”
Professor Jonathan Valabhji OBE stepped down from the National Clinical Director of Diabetes and Obesity role in September 2023 after more than a decade in the post.