Three Indian origin doctors in UK top 50

Three general practitioners of Indian origin are among Britain`s 50 best doctors who have helped shape health care, according to Pulse, a leading medical publication.

Last Updated: May 10, 2011, 18:57 PM IST

London: Three general practitioners of
Indian origin are among Britain`s 50 best doctors who have
helped shape health care, according to Pulse, a leading
medical publication.

The three doctors who figure in the magazine`s annual
list of 50 best GPs are Kamlesh Khunti, Chaand Nagpaul and
Kailash Chand.

Khunti, 49, who graduated from the University of
Dundee in 1984, is a leading diabetes expert.

He was a GP in Leicester for over 20 years, and is
currently a professor of diabetes and cardiovascular medicine
at the University of Leicester.

Nagpaul, who topped Pulse`s 2010 list of up-and-coming
GPs, graduated from the University of London in 1985.
Based in Stanmore, north London, Nagpaul is seen as a
natural TV spokesperson.

Chand, who graduated from Punjabi University, Patiala,
in 1974, spent 25 years as a GP in Ashton-under-Lyne.

In 2010, he received the Order of the British Empire
from the Princess Royal, after being recognised in the Queen`s
Birthday Honours for his services to the National Health
Service.

Britain has thousands of doctors of Indian origin
working in the NHS.

PTI