Anuja Natarajan completed her training in Paediatric endocrinology in 2004 and joined the Doncaster & Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (now a teaching hospital since 2018) in 2014 as a Consultant paediatrician with CCST in Endocrinology . She took up the post of lead for Paediatric diabetes and Paediatric Research in 2005 and since then has been in post for these two areas. Within the scope of her role as research lead Anuja has been successful in getting funding for appointment of a paediatric research nurse since 2010 as a result of active participation in diabetes and endocrine related research studies nationally and regionally. This was the first paediatric specific research post within her trust. She has led the paediatric research team successfully over the last 14 years and expanded the team to include general paediatric colleagues and diabetes and endocrine nurses. In 2015, 6 months after appointment to the consultant post she was able to set up a tertiary endocrine service at DRI, including getting a nurse trained formally in Auxology and endocrinology to cover the specialist clinics as well do all the dynamic testing . The service has since then grown to employ a full time endocrine nurse specialist, 2 HCA for clinics and increased number of clinics covering Doncaster, Mexborough and Bassetlaw. Anuja was appointed Chair of the Diabetes Yorkshire and Humber Network in March 2016 and her 4 year tenure (3 years with 1 year extension) will end in March 2020. Her main achievements have included the successful implementation of detailed bi-annual analysis of HbA1c outcomes from all teams across the region, initially met with some reluctance; the benefit of closely analysing outcomes at programme board level has been accepted and now embraced by the network members. Anuja was appointed as the Assistant Care Group Director (ACGD) for Paediatrics in March 2017 and subsequently to Clinical Director Paediatrics from March 2018.
27 - 29 Nov 2019
British Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes