Dr Kevin Fernando

Kevin Fernando is a part-time GP Partner GP Educational Supervisor working at the coalface in North Berwick Health Centre, near Edinburgh. Kevin is Scottish lead of the Primary Care Diabetes Society. Other roles include RCGP Clinical Advisor for Diabetes Multimorbidity and also Education Director for GPNotebook Education – a new series of primary care update courses in conjunction with GPNotebook. Kevin is also on the Diabetes Editorial Advisory Boards for Medicine Matters and Guidelines in Practice. Kevin is an alumnus of the Diabetes UK Clinical Champion programme and was previously a writer and presenter for the NB Medical Education GP Update Hot Topics courses. Kevin was a keynote international speaker at the Primary Care Diabetes International Symposium, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during November 2016 to celebrate World Diabetes Day and was invited to the Queen’s Garden Party at Holyrood Palace during July 2017 for his contributions to diabetes care in the UK. Kevin has a number of publications in peer-reviewed diabetes journals most recently a review of SGLT2 inhibitors in type 2 diabetes management and his MSc thesis was a systematic review exploring the reversibility of type 2 diabetes with very low calorie diets. Kevin graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and holds both MRCGP and MRCP(UK) qualifications and has completed a Master’s degree in diabetes which he passed with distinction. Kevin has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and also the Academy of Medical Educators for his work in diabetes and medical education.