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Dr Sailesh Sankar is a Consultant in Endocrinology & Diabetes at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. He is also an Honorary Asst. Professor at University of Warwick. He completed his Doctorate of Medicine at University of Warwick, and has presented his work at meetings both at national and international level. He deals with all aspects of Endocrinology and diabetes.
He has been a consultant for 12 years and has set up the Thyroid clinic, Adolescent endocrine/growth clinic and young person’s diabetes clinic. He has also set up the insulin pump service and the carbohydrate counting patient education programme with the specialist team at UHCW NHS Trust.
His clinical interests are General Endocrinology, Diabetes and Cardiovascular risk prevention, Intensive Insulin and Insulin Pump, Adrenal, Pituitary, Parathyroid and Thyroid disorders,. He also has special interest in specialist Adolescent diabetes and endocrinology and Andrology clinic. He also deals with complications of diabetes (Diabetic neuropathy, erectile dysfunction) and General Internal Medicine.
He has keen interest in Education and Training. He was the Royal College of Physicians Tutor for the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and Local Core Medical Training Director for the Zone. He is the Programme director and Chair for West Midland Deanery Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Programme.
He was part of the NICE guideline committee and member of Special Interest Group for Adolescent Endocrinology.
Areas of interest
Thyroid disorders (including Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism and thyroid lump);
Parathyroid disorders and Calcium and Vitamin D (Hypo and Hyperparathyroidism);
Andrology (Low Testosterone and Erectile Dysfunction);
General Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2);
Adolescent Growth and Endocrine;
Diabetes complications (including cardiovascular, diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy); Pituitary disorders;
General Internal Medicine
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Endocrinologist and Diabetes/Physician
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Associate Medical Director for Education-UHCW
Honorary Asst. Professor at University of Warwick
Programme Director and Chair for West Midland Diabetes and Endocrine Higher Specialist Training
Member of Specialist Advisory Committee
Associate Member GMC
Collaborative work with academic team at University of Warwick- Digital Communication in young adults with long term condition.
Innovation in Health and Patient Education
Developed the DKA app- available on iTunes (iDKA) and Android device
Digital Innovation and Apps
1.Type 2 diabetes in adults: management- NICE guidelines [NG28] Published date: December 2015 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng28/chapter/4-The-Guideline-Development-Group-Internal-Clinical-Guidelines-team-and-NICE-project-team
2.Improving health outcomes for young people with long-term conditions: The role of digital communication in current and future patient clinician communication for NHS providers of specialist clinical services for young people-LYNC study protocol. Digital Health
2015, Vol. 0(0) 1–13
3.What characterises diabetes distress and its resolution? A documentary analysis. Diabetes Nursing, Volume: 12, Issue: 2, Aug 2015, pp. 56 – 62
4.Identification of brown adipose tissue using MR imaging in a human adult with histological and immunohistochemical confirmation. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Jan;99(1):E117-21. doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-2036.
5.Cluster randomised controlled trial evaluation of a Link Worker-delivered intervention to improve uptake of diabetic retinopathy screening in a South Asian population. Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2014 May 19;11(4):294-297.
6.Neuropathic pain – pharmacological management: The pharmacological management of neuropathic pain in adults in non-specialist settings (CG-173)- GDG member- published November 2013.http://guidance.nice.org.uk/CG173/NICEGuidance/pdf/English
7.Successful management of a catecholamine-secreting glomus jugulare tumour with radiosurgery alone. (Mar 2013) Journal of Neurological Surgery Part B: Skull Base
8.Prolonged treatment with vitamin D in postmenopausal women with primary hyperparathyroidism. Endocr Connect 2012 1:13-21; doi:10.1530/EC-12-0008
9.A Family with Hyponatremia and the Nephrogenic Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis. American Journal Kidney Disease 2012
10.Higher prevalence of retinopathy in diabetic patients of South Asian ethnicity compared with white Europeans in the community: a cross sectional study. UK Asian Diabetes Study Retinopathy Study Group. Diabetes Care. 2009 Mar;32(3):410-5.
11.Setting up a minimally invasive, endoscopically assisted parathyroidectomy service in the UK on a shoe-string: how we do it. Clinical Otolaryngology 33 (2008), 472–494
- MBBS Mahatma Gandhi University 1994
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 1998
- MD University of Warwick 2006
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 2009
- CCT PMETB 2005
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Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- RCP Tutor UHCW NHS Trust 2007
- Programme Director Endocrinology and Diabetes Health Education England West Midlands 2010
- GMC Associate General Medical Council 2013
- Guideline Development Group for Type 2 Diabetes NICE 2013
Affiliations / memberships
Society of Endocrinology
Royal College of Physicians
Medical Protection Society
British Medical Association
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