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Dr Varughese was appointed as Consultant Physician at the UHNS NHS Trust in 2008. He qualified in 1997 and started working in the NHS soon after in 1998. After training as a junior doctor and completing the MRCP examination, his first post as Specialist Registrar in Diabetes and Endocrinology was at the then City General Hospital and North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary at Stoke-on-Trent in 2002.
Subsequently, he was accepted on to the West Midlands higher specialist training programme in Diabetes, Endocrinology & General (Internal) Medicine obtaining CCT in 2008 from the JRCPTB. He has been instrumental in service development of various sub-specialist areas in Diabetes and Endocrinology at UHNM and has fostered a collaborative approach with other regional centres.
Dr Varughese received the prestigious Nye Bevan NHS Executive Healthcare Leadership award (NHS Leadership Academy) in 2016. A significant proportion of his outpatient workload involves treating patients with Diabetes and Endocrine disorders and in conjunction he also looks after inpatients in General (Internal) Medicine.
He is also involved with Keele undergraduate medical student teaching and postgraduate medical training. He is a Royal College of Physicians examiner and SWG faculty member for the MRCP PACES clinical exams. He has an extensive publication record with 70 listed items on PubMed indexed journals.
Dr Varughese treats adult patients with adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary dysfunction (including Addison’s disease, Cushing’s disease, Grave’s disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis), and metabolic disorders related to sodium and calcium electrolyte imbalance as well as Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes mellitus focusing on microvascular and macrovascular complications to enhance cardiovascular risk reduction strategies.
Areas of interest
Type 1 diabetes mellitus;
Type 2 diabetes mellitus.
- Nuffield Health North Staffordshire Hospital, Clayton, Newcastle under Lyme: https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/consultants/dr-george-i-varughese
- The BMI South Cheshire Hospital, Leighton, Crewe: https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/consultants/george-varughese
- The Univeristy Hospital of North Midlands, Royal Stoke Site.: http://www.uhnm.nhs.uk/ConsultantDirectory/pages/VarugheseGeorge.aspx
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Stoke University Hospital
UHNM NHS Trust
Nye Bevan NHS Executive Healthcare Leadership Award
(Additional) Languages spoken
SELECTED PUBMED LISTED PUBLICATIONS:
Hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease: Is an ultrasound examination needed.
Ind J Endocrinol Metab 2016 Nov-Dec;20(6):866-869
Can a baseline morning cortisol predict outcome of short Synacthen test in an endocrine unit in an outpatient setting.
Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 2015 Feb;82(2):309-11
The impact of improved glycaemic control with GLP-1 receptor agonist therapy on diabetic retinopathy.
Diab Res Clin Pract 2014 Mar;103(3):p37-9
Bariatric surgery and diabetic retinopathy: a pilot analysis.
Obes Surg 2012 Mar;22(3);515-6
Medical student evaluation of clinical teaching sessions in diabetes and endocrinology: a quantitative analysis based on formatted feedback over 1 year.
Diabet Med 2010 Nov;27(11):1329-31
Effects of blood pressure on the prothrombotic risk in 1235 patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.
Heart 2007 Apr;93(4):495-9
Prognostic value of plasma soluble P-selectin and von Willebrand factor as indices of platelet activation and endothelial damage/dysfunction in high risk patients with hypertension: a sub-study of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial.
J Intern Med 2007 Apr;261(4):384-91
The prothrombotic risk of diabetes mellitus in atrial fibrillation and heart failure.
J Thromb Haemost 2005 Dec;3(12):2811-3
Cushing’s disease: Establishing the Diagnosis and Management Approach.
J Assoc Phys In 2013 Apr;61:278-80
Random serum cortisol levels and short synacthen testing.
Int J Clin Pract 2010 Jan;64(1):124-6
Carbimazole therapy in the setting of end-stage renal disease and haemodialysis.
Nephrol Dial Transplant 2006 Aug;21(8):2318-9
Caveats in treating thyroid disease: practical implications.
J R Soc Med 2006 Nov;99(11):582-3
The challenges of emerging adulthood – transition from paediatric to adult diabetes.
World J Diab 2014 Oct 15;5(5):630-5
Metformin, heart failure and lactic acidosis: is metformin absolutely contraindicated?
BMJ 2007 Sep 8;335(7618):508-12
- FRCPI Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2010
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2012
- MRCPI Royal College of Physicians of Ireland 2002
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2002
Reference number 4783169
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Enocrinology, Diabetes and General (Internal) Medicine, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Society for Endocrinology
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Royal College of Physicians of London