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Default British low carb doctor makes influential GP list

Really good to see Dr David Unwin at #9 on the list, where he is described as the “figurehead of a movement that is exerting a considerable influence in healthcare”

Dr Rangan Chatterjee is also on the list at #13



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Low carb doctor makes influential GP list

A doctor described as the “low carb GP” has been included on a list of the UK’s most influential general practitioners.


Dr David Unwin, who featured in ninth place out of a possible 50 on Pulse’s annual Power 50 list, is best known for his research into the low-carb diet and proving how beneficial it can be for people with type 2 diabetes.

In 2017/18, Dr Unwin’s practice saved £57,000 on drugs through his “passion for offering patients the alternative of lifestyle medicine and support” instead of initiating lifelong medication for conditions such as hypertension or type 2 diabetes.

These results came as his Merseyside practice celebrated the fifth anniversary of its patient-centred low-carb group for obesity and diabetes, which has resulted in one young person losing seven stone.

Over the years he has developed a strong relationship with diabetes.co.uk, working to support the development of the award-winning Low Carb Program. With more than 360,000 users, it was launched on World Diabetes Day 2015 and has significantly disrupted the understanding behind type 2 diabetes, demonstrating it is possible to put the condition into remission by avoiding carbs.

Since then, the Program has gone from strength to strength and recently it received a CE Mark and QISMET approval to be prescribed on the NHS.

‘Considerable influence’

Pulse described Dr Unwin as the “figurehead of a movement that is exerting a considerable influence in healthcare”.

Dr Unwin also worked with Diabetes.co.uk to write a 30-minute e-learning module ‘Type 2 Diabetes – a Low GI Approach’ for healthcare professionals, which was published by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP). The content, which explored how low glycaemic-index (GI) diets could benefit people with type 2 diabetes, was been applauded by Lord Balfe, a key figure in European and international parliamentary affairs and Honorary President and Global Patron of NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health.

The doctor also received the Diabetes UK Primary Care Poster prize in March of this year for his work on helping people with pre-diabetes start a low-carb diet, and as an RCGP clinical expert on diabetes he helped develop the 2018 dietary guidelines for Diabetes UK.

He has appeared across most well-known national news channels and stations, speaking about his work. He even took part in a BBC documentary, in which he rolled out his approach in the poorest practice in Merseyside.

Dr Unwin has gone as far as to say that he has “probably done more good online than in 32 years of face-to-face medicine”.



https://diabetestimes.co.uk/low-car...ential-gp-list/


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The ‘low-carb GP’ is the figurehead of a movement that is exerting a considerable influence in healthcare.

This influence was demonstrated by the number of people who nominated Dr Unwin for the Power 50. And it seems groups that issue nutrition advice are being persuaded to change long-held beliefs.

In 2017/18, Dr Unwin’s practice saved £57,000 on drugs through his ‘passion for offering patients the alternative of lifestyle medicine and support’ instead of initiating lifelong medication for conditions such as hypertension or diabetes.

These results came as his Merseyside practice celebrated the fifth anniversary of its patient-centred low-carb group for obesity and diabetes, which has resulted in one young patient losing seven stone, and empowered patient ‘experts’ to support newcomers to the group.

Among Dr Unwin’s cohort of 207 people on a low-carb diet, followed up for an average of 21 months, 52 patients have achieved drug-free remission of their diabetes, while five have come off insulin completely.

He started a group for like-minded doctors, nurses and dieticians in the UK, which now has more than 300 active members, swapping good practice and inspiring each other to help people with diabetes.

He was awarded the Diabetes UK Primary Care Poster prize in March of this year for his work on helping people with pre-diabetes start a low-carb diet, and as an RCGP clinical expert on diabetes he helped develop the 2018 dietary guidelines for Diabetes UK.

And following this, Dr Unwin’s e-learning module ‘Type 2 diabetes and the low GI diet’ was made available to 52,000 GPs via the RCGP.

He has appeared across most well-known national news channels and stations, speaking about his work. He even took part in a BBC documentary, in which he rolled out his approach in the poorest practice in Merseyside.

And Dr Unwin has also been working to spread his message to patients across the globe.Through an online course, more than 275,000 type 2 diabetes patients around the world have signed up to learn about how a low-carb diet can help them.

Dr Unwin has gone as far as to say that he has ‘probably done more good online than in 32 years of face-to-face medicine’.

Why influential

His passion and support for diabetes patients is reaching the global population

What others say

‘I asked my family: ”Caring, dedicated, obsessed”!’

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/ho...0037230.article



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DR RANGAN CHATTERJEE

The ‘Doctor in the House’ is now getting involved in changing the way GPs approach medicine. Dr Chatterjee’s BBC programme hasn’t aired this year, and he has turned his focus onto promoting ‘lifestyle medicine’ to GPs.

He released his first book, The 4 Pillar Plan, which has sold in excess of 100,000 copies in the past seven months in a number of countries, making it one of the most popular health books of recent years. Dr Chatterjee claims that the book – which focuses on relaxation, food, movement and sleep – is being ‘prescribed’ by hundreds of GPs to patients, with GPs creating ‘their very own “4 Pillar” template on EMIS based upon my work’. He adds: ‘The feedback from GPs is one of the proudest achievements in my entire career.’

Emphasising his efforts to put greater focus on speaking to fellow GPs, in the past 12 months Dr Chatterjee has created and delivered the first RCGP-accredited course on lifestyle medicine to about 500 GPs and primary health care professionals in the UK. It is about the importance and therapeutic application of lifestyle medicine – importantly within the constraints of 10-minute appointments.

Yet he remains a media presence. He continues to speak on BBC Breakfast as its resident GP – which arguably affects the consultations of GPs more than any action taken by the BMA. At the same time, he launched the Feel Better, Live More podcast in January, which quickly became the number one health podcast in the UK, with more than a million downloads to date.

Dr Chatterjee is currently working on his second book – The Stress Solution: The 4 Steps to Reset Your Body, Mind, Relationship and Purpose – to be released in January 2019. ‘I see stress as a huge problem in my practice. In fact, the World Health Organization calls stress the “health epidemic of the 21st century”,’ he says.

Fellow GPs are beginning to appreciate his advocacy of lifestyle medicine. ‘Excellent example of holistic GP offering alternative, yet patient-centred ways of self-help,’ one nominator said.

Even outside the ‘house’, Dr Chatterjee’s influence is growing.

Why influential:

High-profile advocate of lifestyle medicine

What others say:

‘Books and talks on lifestyle change are inspirational. Progressive medicine’

http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/news/ho...0037234.article

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Congratulations to both brilliant doctors!
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Good news, thanks Demi. Continuing to prove that application in clinical practices accurately informs the power of lifestyle changes.
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