Prof Katherine Owen
Associate Professor in Diabetes,
I am a consultant in diabetes in Oxford with an interest in young adult diabetes and rare monogenic forms of diabetes. Improving communication and trust between HCPs and patients with long term conditions is important in building a relationship that allows HCPs to support self-management skills. Avoiding stigmatising, judgmental and other negative language is a crucial part of this. I was a member of the Language Matters group and have been involved with developing a workshop for junior doctors based on the position statement.