Choudhary in national role

Professor Pratik Choudhary has been appointed Chair of the Secretary of State for Transport’s Honorary Medical Advisory Panel on driving and diabetes.

The purpose of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLA) six medical advisory panels is to provide the Secretary of State for Transport with expert advice to set the medical standards and shape policy and guidelines for more than 50 million driving licence holders to maintain and improve road safety.

Pratik Choudhary is a Professor at the University of Leicester, an Honorary Consultant in Diabetes at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and is part of the leadership team at the Leicester Diabetes Centre (LDC).  He has a special interest in Type 1 diabetes and technology and has active clinical and research programmes around education, psychology, and technology in Type 1 diabetes.

Professor Pratik Choudhary said: “The rules around driving with diabetes are complicated, but in this role, I plan to work with the DVLA to make things as straightforward as they can be for people living with diabetes.  I also want to work with the DVLA on the potential for greater use of technology in diabetes, while at the same time making sure that the rules and regulations are appropriate to maintain safety on the road.”

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