Dr Parijat De is an elected member of Council at the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).
Parijat is a consultant physician in diabetes, endocrinology and lipid metabolism at City Hospital, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.
As a busy NHS clinician in diabetes, endocrinology and general medicine, he has wide clinical experience and a strong understanding of the health and social care sector.
He works closely with junior doctors and recognises the struggle they are going through. As junior doctor numbers dwindle following the Brexit vote, he is particularly keen to see a process of recruiting more foreign graduates through Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) exams and the Medical Training Initiative (MTI).
Parijat would like to support the work of the RCP by making medicine more attractive as a career option for junior doctors, by improving job satisfaction and work-life balance for the NHS consultant working under pressure, by promoting extended roles for NHS consultants – in both clinical and non-clinical areas – to reduce stress and burnout, and enhancing more clinically-relevant CPD events for the general physician. He would also like to improve communication between RCP members so that they have a better experience and more of a voice in the day-to-day running of the RCP.