Sussex Community Consultant Thanked for Contribution to Diabetes Care at No. 10
02 July 2019

Sussex Community consultant thanked for contribution to diabetes care at Prime Ministerial Reception

Consultant Dr David Lipscomb represented Sussex Community at a Prime Ministerial reception to thank those involved in the care, treatment and prevention of diabetes.

Dr Lipscomb was personally invited to the event at No 10 Downing Street, which took place on Monday 24 June. Dr Lipscomb joined individuals from all over the UK including a selection of prominent consultants, nurses, researchers, pharmacists and third sector representatives who came together along with adults and children living with diabetes.

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave an address to the group and thank them for their outstanding contribution to diabetes care, research, fundraising and awareness and to meet and discuss all things relating to diabetes.

At the reception, Mrs May shared some of her own experiences of living with Type 1 diabetes.  Addressing the young people in the room, she urged them to not let their diabetes ‘get in the way’ of their ambitions. The PM also gave recognition to the young people living with diabetes who have shone in sport.

Dr David Lipscomb is a Consultant Endocrinologist for SCFT’s Diabetes Care for You which is a service for adults living with type 1 and 2 diabetes. The services helps people to live well with diabetes by offering advice support and help with diabetes management.

Dr Lipscomb is also a Clinical Lead for Diabetes in South East Clinical Network (NHS England) and the Chair of the Diabetes Oversight Group.

Dr Lipscomb said:

“It was a real honour to be invited to the Prime Minister’s reception for people with diabetes and those involved in their care.  I was humbled to be representing the work of so many great people at the Diabetes Care for You service and the South East Clinical Network."

The Diabetes Care for You Service has recently been recognised as an example of best practice in a report published by leading charity, Diabetes UK – read more about that here

To find out more about Diabetes Care for You or access help with your diabetes click here

Pictured: Dr David Lipscomb at No. 10 Downing Street