Professor Jonathan Valabhji is national clinical director for diabetes and obesity at NHS England. He is a consultant diabetologist at St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and so remains highly active at the clinical coalface. The published clinical outcomes from his multidisciplinary diabetic foot service at the Trust are comparable to the best centres internationally. He is professor of practice (diabetes) at Imperial College London, with a current research focus on diabetic foot disease as well as on diabetes population level health.
As national clinical director, he is clinical lead for the NHS England Diabetes Programme, including both the diabetes treatment and care programme and the Healthier You: NHS diabetes prevention programme, a collaboration between NHS England, Public Health England and Diabetes UK that in Summer 2018 saw England become the first country in the world to achieve full national coverage with an evidence-based Type 2 diabetes prevention programme.
He qualified in 1990 from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, London.