Tony Willis

Clinical Director for Diabetes

Tony has twenty years of experience in general practice in inner-city West London, and seven years’ experience in leading innovation and improvement across North West London. He was a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion from 2017-2019, and has spoken at numerous diabetes and digital conferences.

He is passionate about improving outcomes for people living with diabetes or at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

His focus is on two main areas:

  1. Supporting patients make improvements in health and wellbeing. He has led the development and launch of the North West London REWIND programme, as well as being a strong advocate of low carb and intermittent fasting approaches.
  2. Making use of digital technology to support patients more effectively. Know Diabetes is the result of this passion. It provides patients with a reliable web source of information, the opportunity to receive targeted email and text support for their condition and diabetes records access.

You can read Tony's blogs for Know Diabetes here

Ian Reddington

Programme Manager – Digital Lead Diabetes

Ian joined at the start of the project and is particularly interested in digital healthcare, behaviour change, physical activity and weight loss. He has over 15 years of experience in the National Health Service, Public Health, and healthcare consultancy.  Ian’s main interest is to improve population health using digital channels. He leads the implementation and operations of digital features including the website, integration, CRM, and digital health marketing tools.

The implementation of the Know Diabetes programme is Ian's 4th diabetes project.

You can read Ian's blogs for Know Diabetes here

Salma Mehar

Consultant Dietitian 

Salma is a Consultant Dietitian working in the field of community health and wellbeing for over 20 years. Salma is interested in delivering diabetes care through digital platforms and is currently supporting the Northwest London Diabetes Transformation programme. She is also the co-author of the Carbs and Cals World Food Book. The first visual carbohydrate awareness resource for the BAME communities.

You can read Salma's blogs for Know Diabetes here

Buchi Reddy

Senior Transformation Quality Improvement Lead

Buchi started as the Programme Manager and Clinical Lead in 2017 and then acted up as the Deputy Programme Director for the NWL Diabetes Transformation Programme until April 2020. He is a Healthcare Public Health and Population Health Specialist (UK) and trained as a GP with a special interest in diabetes, with a diploma in diabetes and obesity (UK) and a PG level training in Internal Medicine and a PG Diploma in clinical nutrition from India.

His special interest is to support the BAME groups and children and young people with diabetes (Type 1 & 2) working alongside NHSE, Diabetes UK, JDRF, DRDF and the APPG for Diabetes in the Houses of Parliament.

Buchi is currently working towards completing his MBA.

Santosh Ofori-Yeboah

Implementation & Engagement Lead

Santosh joined the NHS in 2009 as a World Class Commissioning Graduate Management Trainee.

Since then she has led on the implementation and redesign of many services including dental, community pediatrics, musculoskeletal services and cancer services.

Santosh is passionate about healthcare and community. She is excited to join the NW London team as the Implementation & Engagement Lead. Together with the Implementation & Engagement Team, she will work in partnership and collaboration with primary care colleagues to encourage uptake into key diabetes programmes and improve patient experience of our offer.

Nithan Chandrakumar

Digital Campaign Manager

Nithan is an expert in web development and digital campaigning technologies both in public and private sectors which make this position very much fulfilled. He also has advanced knowledge in 2nd and 3rd-line technical support as he has worked as a Senior IT technician at NHS for more than 5 years.

  He enjoys being part of the team which allows him to support the diabetes population in Northwest London but also helps him to support his Dad who has type 2 diabetes.

John Shanko

Project Officer

John works in the Diabetes Transformation Programme as a project officer and is involved with the development and design of the programme’s digital platforms. He is interested in the impact of digital innovations within the health sector and digital health marketing.

Sarah Mumeni

Project Officer

Sarah has worked as a project officer for the Diabetes Transformation Programme since October 2019 and supports the development and management of the Know Diabetes Service. She has a keen interest in how digital platforms can improve health outcomes.

Agi Komjathy

Digital Project Support Officer

Agi joined the Diabetes Transformation Programme as a project support officer in November 2022.  Her focus is on supporting the Know Diabetes team during the implementation of their programme.

Awais Ahmad

Senior Project Support Officer

Awais joined the Diabetes Transformation Programme as a Senior Project Support Officer. His role includes assisting the Senior Project Delivery Manager in developing strategies and action plans for the improvement of diabetes care across Primary Care Networks in North West London.

Prior to joining the programme, Awais has managed change projects and innovative transformation projects for the NHS and is passionate about diabetes transformation and improving health outcomes. 

Joelle Addington

Project Support Officer

Joelle works as a Project Support Officer in the Implementation & Engagement Team. Her main focus is on supporting GP Practices in meeting their diabetes treatment targets to optimise diabetes care and outcomes for their patients.

Benson Dibiah

Project Support Officer

Benson joined the Cancer Data Team at St Guys and St Thomas Hospital in 2021, in which he was part of a team working to monitor and review care pathways for cancer patients. 

In his current role, Benson works closely with local boroughs, Primary Care Networks and GP practices to implement the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme along with other diabetes programmes in North West London.

Dakarai Kuhlengisa

Engagement Officer

Dakarai works as an Implementation and Engagement Officer with local boroughs, Primary Care Networks, and GP practices to implement the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme along with Diabetes Enhanced Service objectives in North West London. He is also a co-lead of the Engagement Strategy for the I&E team.

Dakarai comes from a background of almost a decade in Project Management across different sectors.