Gerry Rayman, MD, FRCP
NHS England, Richmond House, London, England

Professor Gerry Rayman is a Consultant Diabetologist at the Diabetes Centre, Ipswich Hospitals NHS Trust, Hon Professor at the University of East Anglia, Visiting Professor at the University of Suffolk and Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University. As NHS Diabetes’ clinical lead for inpatient diabetes he innovated and leads the National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) which over the last 10 years has resulted in continuous improvements in inpatient diabetes care in England and Wales. He is DiabetesUK’s Clinical lead for inpatient care and Chair of DiabetesUK’s Clinical Study Group for Acute Care. On behalf of DiabetesUK he co-authored ‘Making Hospitals Safe for People with Diabetes’ and he is currently working with the Royal College of Physicians to develop an accreditation process for inpatient diabetes services. He is NHS England’s Diabetes Co-lead of the ‘Getting it Right First Time’ initiative for which diabetic foot disease, inpatient diabetes care and care for people with type 1 diabetes are priorities. To address the issues faced by health care professionals and patients with diabetes during the COVID-19 period he brought together national leads in diabetes care from all the four UK nations to form the UK National Inpatient Diabetes COVID Response Group. To date the group has produced six timely guidance documents that have been welcomed both within and outside of the UK.