Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Ian Gallen is an experienced diabetologist, working at Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust. He is widely recognized for his work in the field of helping diabetic athletes, and in the care of pregnant women with diabetes. He designed, manages and edits the diabetes and sport website Runsweet.com. He has considerable experience in developing diabetes services, working with PCTs and national organisations, and understands the issue of funding services. His clinical research is in the field of diabetes and sports, with studies to reduce dysglycaemia and improve performance with exercise in diabetes and on optimizing CSII therapy during and following exercise. He has a key interest in undergraduate education, and is an Associate Director of Clinical Studies. He is also Honorary Secretary of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD).
As a Fellow, Ian will carry out a project concerned with the implementation of NICE guidance on continuous insulin infusion pump therapy (TAI51). The project, which is supported by ABCD, aims to survey diabetes centres in England, to establish basic data on numbers and type of insulin infusion pump starts and follow up, but also investigate how services are provided, compared to proposed national standards. This project will identify examples of excellent service, which then can be given accreditation. The possibility of accreditation of services will assist commissioners of pump services to work with excellent services and offer stimulus to other potential services to improve standards. Areas with inadequate service provision will be also identified, and plans can be developed to assist those services. The quality, quantity and equity of CSII therapy, with the resultant benefits to people with diabetes, can be increased.
This page was last updated: 23 March 2010