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Qualifications and affiliations

Dr Aarti Narayan-Denning

Having joined medical school as a 17-year old, and being (much) older now, I have spent most of my life being a doctor. My post-graduate hospital experience was in the areas of Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Neurology, Intensive Care, Child Health and Women’s Health while I trained to become a General Practice Doctor.

As a sessional GP, I worked in various surgeries in Hampshire as well as Minor Injury Clinics and Walk in centers. I am immensely proud of my NHS experience and of my fellow doctors who are still with the NHS.

Personally, I was unable to pursue a full-time NHS role, as the stress it placed on me was extreme. The option of working part-time in the NHS is welcomed by many. But for me, it was ethically challenging to reconcile how I could advise one course of management to an NHS patient (based on the formulary) while recommending a more personalised course to my private patient.

Now, as an independent doctor, I can offer comprehensive medical assessments, diagnosis and treatment, just like I always wanted to, with longer appointments. I can focus on those areas of healthcare that are close to my heart:

  • Hormonal and nutritional balance – bone health, mental acuity, managing vitamin D deficiency, menopause and andropause
  • Medical management of overweight and obesity- reducing the risk of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, metabolic sydrome and much more.
  • Looking well while feeling and being well – medical skincare, injectables where safe and appropriate, with an identifiable benefit to the mind and body.

Here you can find my qualifications, what those letters mean, and the various regulatory bodies that ensure that my practice is competent.

Education and Qualifications

SCOPE CertifiedSCOPE Certification is an internationally recognised standard of obesity management expertise, for excellence in obesity prevention and treatment. This obesity qualification is awarded by World Obesity to healthcare practitioners who have completed the SCOPE training programme.
SCOPE = Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education
MRCGPMRCGP (Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners ) is a postgraduate medical qualification in the United Kingdom (UK) run by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
GP CCTGeneral Practice Certificate of Completion of Training is the first step to becoming a General Practitioner in the UK is to join the General Medical Council's (GMC) GP Register. For UK doctors, this means completing a minimum of three years specialty training on a GMC approved programme, passing the MRCGP assessments and gaining a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)
DRCOGThe Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology awards a Diploma (DRCOG) to fully registered medical practitioners who pass their assessment examinations. The DRCOG recognises a doctor's interest in gynaecology and is a proven way for GP's to demonstrate knowledge of women’s health care. The exam is an assessment of knowledge and clinical problem solving relevant to current UK practice in primary care.
DFSRH/ DFFPThis is awarded to doctors / GPs following training and evaluation in contraception and sexual health
MBBSAbbreviated in many ways, e.g. MBBS, MB ChB, MB BCh, MB BChir (Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon), BMBS), are the two first professional degrees in medicine and surgery awarded upon graduation from medical school by universities

Registration with regulatory bodies

Full registration with license to practice with the GMC (General Medical Council)
The General Medical Council is the statutory regulator of medical practice in the UK. Their role in medical education and training is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine ie., ensuring that doctors adhere to safe and high quality practice.

Registered as independent healthcare provider
with the CQC (Care Quality Commission), which is the regulator for healthcare services in the UK such as hospitals and GP surgeries.
Medical diagnosis and treatment, diagnostic tests, invasive cosmetic procedures such as thread lifts, and prescription treatments such as weight loss medication and hormones are all classed as regulated activities in the UK and must be offered only by regulated professionals.
Dr Aarti Narayan-Denning is registered with the CQC for the following services, with provider number 1-7501971830
Treatment of disease, disorder or injury
Services in slimming clinics
Surgical procedures
Diagnostic and screening procedures

Full membership of the BCAM (the British College of Aesthetic Medicine)
The BCAM is a regulatory body that represents doctors and dentists practising aesthetic medicine. The BCAM strives for high standards of safety in the field of aesthetic treatments.

Membership of the RCGP (Royal College of General Practitioners)
The RCGP is the professional membership body for family doctors in the UK and overseas Doctors who complete post-graduate medical training in the UK.

Membership of Professional Associations

Member of the BSLM (British Society of Lifestyle medicine)
The General Medical Council is the statutory regulator of medical practice in the UK. Their role in medical education and training is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine. They ensure that doctors adhere to safe and high quality practice.

Member of IDF (Independent Doctors Federation )
The Independent Doctors Federation (IDF) is the leading membership organisation representing Independent medical practitioners in the UK for both specialists and general practitioners. The IDF has close links with the British Medical Association and is represented on its Private Practice Committee, as well as working with the Care Quality Commission, Department of Health, the Royal Colleges, private health insurers and private hospital providers.

Member of ASO (Association for the Study of Obesity)
ASO is a UK charitable organisation dedicated to the understanding, prevention and treatment of obesity. The ASO aims to develop an understanding of obesity through the pursuit of excellence in research and education, the facilitation of contact between individuals and organisations, and the promotion of action to prevent and treat obesity

Member of PCDS (Primary Care Dermatology Society)
The Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS) is the leading society for all members of the primary healthcare team with an enthusiasm for dermatology and skin surgery with over 4500 members across the UK

Member of PCWHF (Primary Care Women's Health Forum)
The Primary Care Women’s Health Forum is a charity dedicated to the education and support of healthcare professionals across the UK caring for female patients. The charity strives to promote and improve health services for women and improve patient experience

Continuing Professional Development

CPD Programme
Safeguarding Adults Level 2
Resuscitation Level 2
Core Knowledge for COVID-19 Vaccinators
COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2
COVID-19 Vaccine Astra Zeneca
Infection Prevention and Control
Health Safety and Welfare
Weight Management Service
Recognising and Managing Anaphylaxis
Legal Aspects of Vaccination
Vaccine Storage
Vaccine Administration
Overcoming Perceived Barriers to Management of Obesity in Primary Care
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Obesity
Obesity and PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
Obesity and Ethnicity
Obesity and COVID-19
Obesity and Cancer
Male-Specific Complications of Obesity
Lipids, the Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity
Decision Making for Bariatric Surgery
Body Weight and Body Composition in Menopause
Obesity - SCOPE Core Learning Path
Data Security Awareness (NHSD)
Intravenous Nutrient Therapy
The Medical Management of Overweight and Obesity
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy - Developing Knowledge Training - Marion Gluck Clinic
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Training Marion Gluck Clinic

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