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Dr. Richard Greenwood

Dr. Richard Greenwood
Founder member DCT/ABCD, ex-chairman
2010

Dr Richard Greenwood is a retired diabetologist who previously worked at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital. In the 1980's he was the Medical Secretary of the British Diabetic Association (now Diabetes UK) and in 1997, together with Dr John Wales and Professor Ken Shaw, co-founded ABCD. He the first secretary and then the second chair of the association. In 2000 he set up and subsequently chaired the ABCD Charitable Trust (now DCT). He also founded and then chaired the Norwich & Norfolk Diabetes Trust for over 20 years. This trust raised substantial funds to support the development and improvement of diabetes services in East Anglia and beyond. He also helped to develop the UK National Screening Programme for Diabetic Retinopathy and then chaired the NHS implementation Panel for the first 5 years to ensure its successful nationwide implementation.