Dr Kevin Fernando

GP Partner North Berwick Health Centre, GP with Specialist Interest in Diabetes/CVRM & Medical Education

Kevin is a part-time GP Partner (4 clinical patient- facing sessions weekly) working at North Berkwick Health Center, near Edinburgh. he is also a Content Advisor for WebMD Medscape Global & UK and Honary Clinical Reader at the University of Dundee.

Kevin is a regular keynote speaker at small and large-scale education event throughout the UK & Ireland and abroad. His main specialist topics include all aspects of care for people living with type 2 diabetes & CVRM conditions and interpretation and management of commonly abnormal blood tests in primary care. 

Kevin is an accomplished medical writer, and his articles distil key guidelines and consensus for primary care as well as summarise congress highlights and breaking research and its applicability to primary care. Additionally, Kevin has co-authored several articles published in peer-reviewed journals covering multiple aspects of type 2 diabetes & CVRM care in primary care.

Kevin is renowned for creating concise clinical aide memoirs (Medscape UK Primary Care Hacks https://www.medscape.co.uk/viewarticle/type-2-diabetes-cardiovascular-renal-metabolic-review-2023a100060c) for primary and secondary care to make life easier for healthcare professionals and ultimately to improve the lives of our patients. 

Kevin is very active on social media (X handle @drkevinfernando) where he posts hot topics in type 2 diabetes & CVRM as well as delivering 'tweetorials'. He recently has forayed into YouTube (@DrKevinFernando) and TikTok (@drkevinfernando) with patient-facing video content.

Kevin graduated for the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and holds both MRCGP and MRCP(UK) qualifications and has completed a Master's degree in diabetes which he passed with a distinction.

Kevin has been elected to Fellowship of the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and also the Academy of Medical Educators for his work in diabetes and medical education.

'When you learn, teach, when you get, give.' Maya Angelou 1928-2014