Umesh Dashora (MD, FRCP, MA, FRCP, MD) is a consultant in endocrinology and diabetes at the East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. He is also an honorary clinical reader and deputy sub dean at Brighton and Sussex Medical School and an honorary clinical senior lecturer at King’s College London. He is a member and regional adviser of the Royal College of Physicians, London, and Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and a member and meeting secretary of the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists.

His clinical and research interests include insulin treatment in type 2 diabetes, high-strength insulins, pregnancy and diabetes, and sodium glucose co-transporter inhibitors. He regularly sees both outpatients and inpatients with all types of diabetes and endocrine-related problems.

Dr Dashora is an executive member of the Joint British Diabetes Societies for Inpatient Care (JBDS-IP) and has contributed to a number of guidelines for inpatient care. He has led the annual JBDS-IP Rowan Hillson Inpatient Safety Award since its launch in 2014 to promote excellent practice in insulin and inpatient safety.

He is also a member of the executive committee for the Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and has led on a number of position statements from the ABCD to help standardise patient care for people with diabetes. He also contributes to the British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease as a news editor.

Dr Dashora has a long-standing interest in medical education, having completed an MA in Medical Education at Brighton Medical School and he also graduated from the NHS Leadership Academy Mary Seacole programme. Working with colleagues and the Royal College of Midwives, he has been actively involved in the development of an online structured education and training programme for midwives managing diabetes in pregnancy.

He is also engaged in medical education at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels by way of organising and overseeing seminar programmes, simulations, clinical placements, objective structured clinical examinations, interviews, supervision of research projects and prescribing courses for nurses. He also works as a personal tutor to a group of medical students throughout their course.