General medicine

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Dr David Hopkins

Consultant Physician & Diabetologist


Year qualified:


GMC No. or equivalent


Primary speciality:

General medicine

Specialist interests:

Type 1 diabetes
Insulin pump treatment
Type 2 diabetes and complications
Diabetic kidney disease
Diabetic neuropathy
Gastrointestinal complications of diabetes
Diabetes management following bariatric surgery

Professional memberships:

Royal College Physicians
Royal Society of Medicine
Diabetes UK
Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

PA name:

Tuesday Simpson


+44 (0)20 3299 1588

Consulting address:

Guthrie Clinic
King's College Hospital
NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Clinic times:

By appointment


Dr Hopkins is a Consultant Physician and Diabetologist. He is Clinical Director for King's diabetes service and Joint Clinical Academic Lead across King's Health Partners. Dr Hopkins leads one of the largest specialist diabetes teams in the UK. He conducts a wide range of specialist diabetes clinics including insulin pump management, diabetic nephropathy, autonomic neuropathy and gastrointestinal complications of diabetes. He qualified in medicine from Liverpool University and subsequently, trained in diabetes, endocrinology and internal medicine in Liverpool (1987-1995) and at King's (1995-1999) where he was a clinical academic group lead in 2014. Dr Hopkins was first appointed as a consultant at Central Middlesex Hospital in 1999 before returning to King's as a consultant in 2004. He became clinical director of the service in 2010 and clinical academic group lead in 2014. Dr Hopkins has broad research interests include management of hypoglycaemia, outcomes of structured patient education in type 1 diabetes and early detection of coronary artery disease in type 2 diabetes. He has national roles as a member of the Diabetes UK Council of Health Professionals and of the DAFNE executive. He acts as audit and quality assurance lead for the national DAFNE structured education programme.

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