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New Editor-in-Chief for Primary Care Diabetes -

Professor Rhys Williams has been named the new Editor-in-Chief of the journal Primary Care Diabetes, effective July 2008. He will take over from Professor Guy Rutten, who has been the acting Editor-in-Chief since the journal's launch in 2007. Primary Care Diabetes is the official journal of Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE).

Rhys Williams is Dean of Medicine and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the School of Medicine, Swansea University, UK. His main research interests relate to diabetes epidemiology, the provision of health care to people with diabetes and related long-term conditions, the epidemiology of the metabolic syndrome and the monitoring and prevention of childhood obesity. He is a member of Diabetes UK's Advisory Council, Chair of its Wales Advisory Council and was, until recently, the Vice President of the International Diabetes Federation. He is a member of IDF's Prevention Task Force and of its Diabetes Atlas Editorial Board. He is also a visiting consultant to the World Health Organization, Geneva.

Launched in 2007, Primary Care Diabetes is seen to be a valuable resource for general practitioners, nurses and other diabetes primary-care workers. The journal publishes original research articles and high quality reviews in the fields of clinical care, diabetes education, nutrition, health services, psychosocial research and epidemiology and other areas as far as is relevant for diabetology in a primary-care setting. Also, the journal publishes news and articles concerning the policies and activities of Primary Care Diabetes Europe and reflects the society's aim of improving the care for people with diabetes mellitus within the primary-care setting.

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