Dr David Unwin

Dr David Unwin has been a partner at the Norwood surgery in Southport since 1986 and a GP Trainer since 1992. He was elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practice for his work in using hope as part of the consultation.

More recently, the Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practice has David both a RCGP National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity and Diabetes and RCGP Clinical Expert in Diabetes.

He has published papers in:

  • Diabesity in Practice
  • The British Medical Journal
  • Practical Diabetes
  • RCGP Clinical News
  • Journal of Insulin Resistance

His work has been featured on BBC, C4 and ITV television, The Times, New Scientist and The Telegraph.

David was a finalist in the 2014 BMJ National Awards for Diabetes Team of the Year due to an innovative and collaborative approach to using a low-carb diet in type 2 diabetes, and mixing this with a positive, solution-focused psychological approach. In December 2015, David was awarded the NHS North West Innovator of the Year, and then in 2016 won the NHS National Innovator of the year competition.

Dr Unwin is keen that we weigh up the pros and cons of drugs and lifestyle choices properly before making choices.

Dr David Unwin's current roles

  • RCGP National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes
  • RCGP Clinical Expert in diabetes
  • Partner Norwood Surgery, Southport
  • Trustee Queenscourt Hospice Southport

Browse: Advisory Panel

Tara Kelly

Improving health outcomes through nutrition and lifestyle

Dr Jen Unwin

Improving health and resilience through hope

Dr Kesar Singh Sadhra

Approaches to diabetes management in the South Asian population

Dr Peter Foley

Identifying patient goals and promoting holistic practice without medication

Dr Chris Gillespie

Providing and improving emotional support and wellbeing within the digital community

June James

Widening the benefits of digital capabilities within the nursing community

Dr Tabitha Randell

Creating engaging digital solutions for children and young people with diabetes

Dr Charles Fox

Exploring digital solutions to engage and affect health outcomes of older people

Professor Roger Gadsby MBE

Bridging the gap between real world experience and clinical trials (RCTs)

Eliana Witchell

Optimising health with nutrition and lifestyle