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Dr Colin Johnston

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Name, qualifications:

Dr Colin Johnston MA MB BCh MD FRCP

Practising at:

Hemel Hempstead Hospital and St Albans City Hospital


Acute Physician with a specialist interest in Diabetes and Endocrinology

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Current posts:

Full-time NHS West Herts Acute Trust

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Dr Johnston qualified at Cambridge university via St George's London. He undertook clinical training in London at St George's , Kings College and Hammersmith hospitals and research training as MRC research fellow at Kings College Hospital and MRC travelling fellow to Seattle USA.

Dr Johnston was appointed in 1989 to establish a service in diabetes and endocrinology for the North-West Herts, Hemel Hempstead and St Albans.

He has a clinical interest in all aspects of diabetes and endocrinology that relate to direct specialist support to primary care. This has expanded to include erectile dysfunction and since 2005 a funded service for the management of chronic fatigue. In addition to general clinics in diabetes and endocrinology he runs specialist clinics for diabetes in young-adults and diabetes and endocrine disorders in pregnancy.

He has always had and still does have an interest in service design and delivery and was clinical director of medicine from 1994-2002 and more recently became the clinical lead for the speciality in the Trust and clinical champion for diabetes for West Herts.

He is clinical governance lead for the speciality in the Trust, and has an interest in assessment and support of colleagues both via the college as examiner, regional specialist advisor and invited service reviewer and Nationally as a panel member of the National Clinical Assessment Service. He also has an interest in teaching which includes being undergraduate tutor for medicine at Hemel, and tutor and module lead for a new MSc in diabetes at the Univ of Beds and Herts PGMS.

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