Dr Dennis Barnes



GMC number: 3121393

Practising since: 1986


General (internal) Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus

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  • Tuesday 13:30 onwards
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Dr Dennis Barnes qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School in 1986. His research interest was in diabetic kidney disease and he remains a member of the European Diabetic Nephropathy Study Group. He has been a Consultant Physician with an interest in Diabetes & Endocrinology since 1996 and was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians in 2001. He was Clinical Lead in Diabetes & Endocrinology at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells (MTW) NHS Trust from 2007 - 2012 and has broad experience in all general areas of Diabetes & Endocrinology. His other roles included Chairman of the Drugs & Therapeutics Committee (1998 – 2000), Lead DAFNE Doctor Educator (2007 – 2021), Consultant and SAS Medical Appraiser (2010 – 2021) and Leadership Tutor (2014 – 2019). He retired from his NHS post in February 2021 but continues to see patients in the private sector. During his time at MTW NHS Trust, he helped to develop a number of local specialist diabetes services, including the largest Insulin Pump Service in Kent. He takes an active role in medical education and is an MRCP PACES Examiner. He has also been appointed as a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University in 2021.

Special interests

Diabetic kidney disease; insulin pump therapy; non-invasive glucose monitoring; thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary disorders.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Dennis Barnes at Nuffield Health

  • Endocrine

Locations Dr Dennis Barnes works with

Related experience


  • Diabetes UK
  • European Diabetic Nephropathy Study Group
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Visiting Senior Lecturer, Canterbury Christ Church University

Insurers Dr Dennis Barnes works with

Dr Dennis Barnes works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA
  • Childsure
  • ESMI
  • Freedom Health
  • InterGlobal
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Westfield Health WPA


Dr Dennis Barnes does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Dennis Barnes does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Dennis Barnes does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.