Our children’s endocrinology and diabetes service is a regional centre for children with hormonal disorders, including diabetes.
Our team run an extensive range of clinics in diabetes, general endocrinology and growth.
Alongside this we run specialist clinics for children with Turner Syndrome and Metabolic Syndrome.
We also run a number of joint clinics with other clinical colleagues specialising in:
- Cancer of the brain and spinal chord
- Metabolic bone disease
- Bone dysplasias
- Patients who have undergone bone marrow transplants
In addition, our clinics also care for children with renal disorders and other metabolic problems.
Other specialist clinics include a combined pituitary clinic, a thyroid eye disease clinic and a clinic for families with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN).
We also run clinics in other hospitals in the North East.
Advancing clinical care
We are involved in a range of local, national and international research projects to advance clinical practice. We are the co-ordinating centre for a major national study into Thyrotoxicosis – a thyroid disorder also known as Graves’ disease.
The team includes four paediatric endocrinologists, four specialist nurses with expertise in endocrinology and paediatric diabetes and a paediatric dietitian who specialises in diabetes and endocrinology.
Care closer to home
We are based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle.
We also deliver services at joint clinics in Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, Middlesbrough and Sunderland so you don’t have to travel as far to see one of our specialist team.
A doctor is on call for diabetes 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our paediatric endocrinologist provides out of hours telephone support.