Dr Parijat De is a Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Lipid Metabolism at City Hospital (Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust), Birmingham. He started as a Consultant Physician in January 2003 having trained as a Specialist Registrar in Wales.
He has a wide interest and expertise in all aspects of Diabetes, especially in the field of Metabolic Medicine and Diabetes Renal disease. His special interest in Diabetes is Metabolic Syndrome as well as the growing problem of obesity including new oral and injectable therapies for weight loss (Saxenda). He has published widely in his field and maintains an active research interest. He has published numerous papers in peer reviewed journals.
He specialises in thyroid disease (all forms and uses alternative therapies such as T3), ovarian (including polycystic ovarian syndrome) and adrenal dysfunction, hirsutism, polycystic ovaries, calcium and electrolyte disorders, pituitary disease, osteoporosis, endocrine hypertension, Vitamin D deficiency, erectile dysfunction, menopause and infertility.
His special interest is Obesity related to all Endocrinological diseases as well as the growing problems of Type 2 diabetes. He regularly uses all treatments currently available for the management of obesity in Type 2 diabetes and otherwise (including GLP-1 injections like Liraglutide, Dulaglutide & Semaglutide). His other interests in diabetes are diabetic renal disease, cardio-metabolic syndrome & Erectile dysfunction in Type 2 diabetes, adolescent and Type 1 diabetes including insulin pumps & Freestyle Libre.
He is also a general physician and sees a wide variety of general internal medicine disorders and admits patients with General Medical problems (like pneumonia, cellulitis, sepsis, Heart failure) to the BMI Priory Hospital. He also has a keen interest in managing medical and diabetes problems pre and post operatively.
He has set up nurse-led diabetic renal review clinics and is involved in research and projects involving diabetic nephropathy. He has also set up various community based diabetes clinics in Birmingham, which are amongst the first in the country.
He is involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate MRCP teaching and is an MRCP examiner and host. He has set up local protocols and guidelines in most aspects of metabolic medicine including emergencies in diabetes as well as endocrinology.
He has been the Trust Clinical Governance Lead (2006-2010) and Royal College Tutor (2010-2014). As Clinical Lead in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Parijat has influenced numerous changes both within the Trust & nationally. He has led the in-patient diabetes team, as a THINK GLUCOSE Lead and Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, setting up “Whole Systems Approach to Improving Diabetes Safety in Hospital” and “DIABETES SAFE ACCREDITED WARDS” – these have led to significant reductions in medication errors and LOS with national recognition (HSJ, PSCA award finalist 2016, BMJ awards finalist 2018).
He has led from the forefront working tirelessly with the CCG to develop and expand the successful & multiple national award-winning Diabetes Integrated Community Service (DICE) project in 89 CCG GP practices, delivering care closer to home & upskilling Primary Care with excellent GP/Patient satisfaction and cost savings of over half a million. For his DICE/In-Patient work, he was voted national Diabetes Healthcare Professional of the Year QiC award ’16.
Despite full time NHS job, he contributes extensively towards teaching & training and is a research active clinician, incorporating new research into day to day clinical practice.
His contribution in the wider context of NHS has placed his Trust at the national forefront through his involvement and advisory work with national bodies like DUK, RCP, GMC, CQC, ABCD & JBDS. He is a NICE invited expert & has facilitated 7 national guidelines (‘17-18).
Also works at Circle Rehabilitation Birmingham.