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Naresh Kanumilli is a general practitioner (GP) with a special interest in diabetes, based at Northenden Group Practice, and is the current National Health Service (NHS) England Clinical Network Lead for Diabetes across Greater Manchester and East Cheshire, UK. He is also the Primary Care Research Lead for Diabetes at the Greater Manchester Clinical Research Network, National Institute for Health Research, UK. Dr Kanumilli has been appointed as a Community Diabetes Consultant for Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. He received his training in medicine at the University of Madras, Chennai, India.
Dr Kanumilli has a specialist interest in diabetes and cardiology, with a particular focus on the management of chronic conditions in the community, and therefore has been actively involved in setting up and running community-based clinics in both cardiology and diabetes. He has developed the diabetes strategy for the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care (GMHSC) Partnership, entitled ‘Tackling Diabetes Together’, and has been involved in the development of services and protocols to improve outcomes for people with diabetes. Dr Kanumilli has also helped develop the GMHSC Partnership cardio-metabolic care pathway, which is the first of its kind in the UK. He actively participates in the training of GPs and nurses.
Dr Kanumilli is a committee member of the Primary Care Diabetes Society, which is the largest organization of diabetes professionals in the UK, and is a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion. He is Director of Vision Beyond Autism, a charity that supports young adults with autism.