Dr Nayak joined the team at University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust in 2013 as Consultant Physician in Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine, having undertaken the higher specialist-training programme as Specialist Registrar, including over 2 years of Clinical Research Fellowship in the West Midlands region. He obtained CCT and post-nominal MRCP (Endocrinology & Diabetes) during his training. Soon after joining the Trust he led by example in developing innovative ways of running the joint antenatal diabetes clinics; improving efficiency and patient satisfaction.
Dr Nayak is an ARSAC certified Endocrine Consultant and has revamped the Radioactive-iodine service for benign thyroid disease in the Trust. He has been instrumental in expanding the regional Insulin pump services and in incorporating innovative technology in effective diabetes management. He also actively collaborates with colleagues to support the diabetes renal service research and in designing novel pathways for managing endocrinopathies in conjunction with other specialties.
The clinical research and service development projects undertaken by Dr Nayak have been recognised nationally and internationally with numerous peer review publications in high impact Diabetes and Endocrine journals. He is also involved with undergraduate Keele medical students and specialty training for post-graduate medical education toward supporting trainee doctors.
- Diabetes Mellitus (type 1 and type 2 )
- Thyroid and Parathyroid disorders
- Adrenal and Pituitary disease
- Metabolic disorders related to Calcium and Sodium
- Music – proficient in percussion instrument Tabla
- Playing Badminton & Cricket
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Ananth U Nayak at Nuffield Health
- Blood test
- Nerve conduction study
- Endocrine investigations
- Cardiovascular risk profile
- Core biochemistry screens
- Chronic kidney disease monitoring
- Vitamin deficiency test
- Gluten sensitivity screening
My research focus has been on exploring the impact of variance of HbA1c (a measure of intracellular glycation) from extracellular glycaemia leading to the novel concept of 'glycation gap' in diabetes.
My initial epidemiological research studies have been the first published evidence in literature, through robust methodology, confirming the consistency of the glycation gap in diabetes and its association with demographics, vascular complications and mortality in diabetes (Nayak et al Diabetes Care 2011 and 2013).
Through my own research in Antenatal Diabetes at UHNM we have demonstrated significant reduction in key pregnancy outcomes by treating women with gestational diabetes incorporating HbA1c in screening.
My research has been presented at International and National meetings. I have been a co-investigator in the multi-centre national studies and also clinical trials at UHNM.
- Fellow of Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
- British Medical Association
- Society for Endocrinology
- British Thyroid Association
- Association of British Clinicians & Diabetologist
- Diabetes UK
Other posts held
- Consultant Physician in Endocrinology, Diabetes & General Medicine at University Hospital of North Midlands, NHS Trust
Insurers Dr Ananth U Nayak works with
Dr Ananth U Nayak works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA Health
- Westfield Health WPA
Dr Ananth U Nayak does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Ananth U Nayak does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Ananth U Nayak does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.