Dr George Varughese was appointed as Consultant Physician at the University Hospital of North Midlands (Staffordshire) NHS Trust in 2008. He qualified in 1997 and has been working in the NHS since 1998. During junior doctor training, he completed the MRCP examinations conducted by the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland and the UK. He commenced his first Specialist Registrar post in Diabetes and Endocrinology at UHNS NHS Trust, Stoke-on-Trent in 2002 and was subsequently accepted on to the West Midlands higher specialist rotational training programme in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine, obtaining CCT in 2008 from the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board.
Dr Varughese has been instrumental in service development of various sub-specialist areas in diabetes and endocrinology, as well as leading by example and influencing pivotal decision making processes with pilot projects to enhance efficiency and also ensure effective ward management of inpatients in general medicine at UHNM. He has always fostered a collaborative approach with other regional centres.
He was awarded the Nye Bevan NHS Executive Healthcare Leadership award from the NHS Leadership Academy in 2016. A significant proportion of his outpatient workload involves treating patients with diabetes and endocrine disorders and in conjunction he also looks after inpatients in general medicine presenting with multi-system pathology and several co-morbidities.
Dr Varughese is also involved with undergraduate medical student teaching and postgraduate medical training and is a Royal College of Physicians accredited international examiner and SWG member for the MRCP PACES clinical examination.
He has an extensive publication record in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine with several articles in peer reviewed PubMed listed indexed high impact journals.