NNUH consultant shortlisted for national award

Dr Ketan Dhatariya. Picture: NNUH

Dr Ketan Dhatariya. Picture: NNUH - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital consultant has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for his work on a national guideline for treating patients with diabetes in a medical emergency.

Dr Ketan Dhatariya, a consultant in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine based at the NNUH Elsie Bertram Diabetes Centre, has been nominated for the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Excellence in Patient Care Awards.

He was shortlisted in the patient-centred care category for 'The development, publication, implementation and assessment of a national guideline for the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in adults'.

Diabetic ketoacidosis is a potentially life-threatening complication of diabetes caused by a lack of insulin in the body.

The final winners for each category will be announced during the conference dinner at Medicine 2017: RCP annual conference in Manchester on 16 March.

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