Dr Jim Moore
President of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, GP, GPSI Cardiology, Gloucestershire

Dr Moore studied medicine in Edinburgh before moving to Gloucestershire to work as a GP principal. He has an interest in cardiology and cardiovascular disease, particularly those aspects that are relevant to primary care and contributes regularly to related educational events across the UK. He is President of the primary care cardiovascular society.

Dr Moore was involved in the development of the Primary Care based Gloucestershire Heart Failure service where he continues to work as a GPwSI.

He continues to represent Primary Care in the cardiovascular area at both a local and national level. He has provided cardiovascular clinical support to local commissioning organisations for over ten years and remains actively involved in commissioning local cardiology services chairing the Circulatory Clinical Programme Group for Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). He was Clinical Lead for the community based West of England AHSN Stroke Prevention in AF project: Don’t wait to anticoagulate.

Dr Moore previously served on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure and was a member of the NICE Chronic Heart Failure Guideline committee (2018). He currently sits on the National Heart Failure Audit Steering group.

Dr Naresh Kanumilli

Dr Naresh Kanumilli is a General Practitioner (GP) with special interest in diabetes at Northenden Group Practice and is the current Clinical Network Lead for Diabetes across Greater Manchester and East Cheshire, UK. He is also the Primary Care Research Lead for Diabetes at the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network, National Institute for Health Research, UK. Dr Kanumilli has been appointed as a Community Diabetes Consultant for Manchester University Foundation Trust. He received his training in medicine at the University of Madras, Chennai, India. Dr Kanumilli has a specialist interest in diabetes and cardiology, with a particular focus on management of chronic conditions in the community and hence has been actively involved in setting up and running community-based clinics both in cardiology and diabetes. He has developed the diabetes strategy for Greater Manchester, entitled ‘tackling diabetes together’, and has been involved in the development of services and protocols to improve the outcomes for people with diabetes. Dr Kanumilli has also helped develop the GMCardio-metabolic pathway, which is the first of its kind in the UK. He also actively participates in GP training and the training of nurses. Dr Kanumilli is a committee member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society, UK, which is the largest organisation of diabetes professionals in the UK, and is a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion. He is Director of a charity called ‘Vision Beyond Autism’ to support young adults with autism.

Dr Patrick Holmes
County Durham & Darlington

Dr Patrick Holmes has been a GP Partner at St. George’s Medical Practice, Darlington for 22 years. He is local CCG diabetes clinical lead for diabetes and also works for the County Durham & Darlington FT as a GPwSI in Diabetes. Committee member for the Primary Care Diabetes Society. Primary Care Diabetes NIHR Research lead for the North East. Associate Editor for Diabetic Medicine. Clinical interests - adult type 2 diabetes, particularly preventing complications.

Sheldon Russell

Sheldon Russell registered as a pharmacist in 1979 after being awarded a degree in pharmacy from Brighton in 1978. He spent the next 23 years in Community Pharmacy where he developed an interest in Diabetes Mellitus, undertaking The University of Warwick’s Certificate in Diabetes Care in 2002. Later the same year he moved into Primary Care with the then Barnet Primary Care Trust. In 2004 he became one of the first supplementary prescribing pharmacists in the UK after completing the course at Kings College London. When Independent Prescribing became available to pharmacists, he underwent the conversion course. For the last 10 years or more, Sheldon has been the Lead for Diabetes Mellitus within Barnet’s Medicines Management Team and has been involved in helping to formulate local North Central London Guidance. He also sits on the Operational Board of the local community diabetes service. In between time, he also spent 6 years as the part time Head of Medicines Management for the local Out of Hours GP service and also worked as a part time lead Clinical Pharmacist in a super practice with 90,000 patients where he helped to set up a team of 10 pharmacists. Now semi-retired, he divides his time between working within NCL Commissioning Group and his family.