Babu Mukhopadhyay

Realistic Medicine Clinical Lead / Consultant Physician in General Medicine & Diabetes & Endocrinology

I am a Consultant Physician in General Medicine and Diabetes & Endocrinology, based in Hairmyres Hospital. I was the Clinical Lead for General Medicine on this site until very recently. My other commitments included hospital subdean role for medical undergraduates, and Board member of Medical examinations at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow.


In my above roles I have had experience in site based operational management, including leading service change, staff development and team building. In addition to successfully coordinating and leading the response to a critical Deanery visit, I have managed to turn an intensely difficult situation into an opportunity to embed positive changes for the trainees. I have implemented diabetes safety strategies, which have included developing a pan NHSL diabetes guideline for surgical patients. I have extensive experience in training and development, and supporting quality improvement, and a number of these projects have been showcased locally and nationally. NHSL and the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh jointly awarded me the inaugural William Cullen prize in 2016 for excellence in teaching and service innovation. I think the challenges facing modern healthcare are different to a decade ago, and we need to fundamentally change the way we plan and deliver healthcare and engage with the public to meet the complex needs.

Outside my professional life, I have an interest in music and promoting performing arts forms to bind people and communities together. I have lived in Scotland now for 15 years, and reside with my family in south Glasgow.

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