Diabetes and endocrinology
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Diabetes and Endocrinology departments are at St George’s Hospital, Queen Mary’s Hospital and also at St John’s Therapy Centre.
At St George’s Hospital the diabetes and endocrinology department is part of the internal medicine, located in the Thomas Addison unit.
Patients benefit from a uniquely integrated approach to the treatment of diabetes, endocrine, metabolism and obesity, working in close collaboration with ophthalmologists, vascular surgeons, endocrine surgeons, obstetricians and paediatricians.
In addition to a large outpatient service, the department also provides a daily consultation service for inpatients. The team provides an inpatient service for both Diabetes and Endocrinology and there is a dedicated endocrine investigation unit within the department. Close liaison between paediatric and adult physicians in endocrinology ensures a seamless service of high quality for young patients.
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust treats children and adolescents for growth, endocrine and diabetes problems. The endocrine services sees both local and regional patients either at St George’s or at peripheral outreach clinics.
We have close links with the adult diabetes and endocrine service to ensure a smooth transfer to the adult services
Specialist clinics aimed at people with general endocrine disorders, covering all aspects of endocrinology including thyroid disease, calcium disorders, neuro-endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology.
Services we offer
Across St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust NHS Trust we offer a range of services across our site for diabetes and endocrinology:
- Medical assessments of diabetes and complications
- Joint diabetes renal clinic
- Nurse specialist led clinics
- Specialist dietician clinics
- Diabetes ulcer clinic and Podiatry service
- Psyhologist service
- Structured group education programmes for type 1 (BERTIE) and type 2 diabetes (DESMOND)
- Insulin pump service and continuous glucose monitoring reviews
- Inpatient reviews
- Telephone advice
- Priority clinics for urgent reviews
- Gestational diabetes
- Inherited diabetes and other metabolic disorders
- Andrology clinic
- Late effects clinic for long term follow up of survivors of childhood cancers
- Incidentaloma and emergency endocrine clinic
- Pituitary and adrenal endocrine disorders
- Endo Gynae particularly focussing on Polycystic ovary syndrome, Gender dysfunction and Turner’s syndrome
- Teenage endocrine gynaecological clinic
- Long term Thyroid cancer follow up clinic
- Multidisciplinary clinic for morbid obesity with assessment for bariatric intervention
- Thyroid and other general endocrine disorders
- Von-Hippel Lindau disease and paragangliomas
- Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
Genetic Endocrine Conditions
- Antenatal diabetes
- Continuous glucose monitoring
- Foot Problems
- Gestational diabetes
- Insulin pumps
- Preconception needs
St George's Hospital
0208 725 1429
0208 725 0232
Queen Mary's Hospital
020 8487 6449
020 8487 6441
020 8487 6987
Diabetes Clinic at Queen Mary's Hospital
Monday to Friday 8.30– 16.30pm
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The department consists of a multidisciplinary team of consultants, specialist registrars, associate specialist, clinical nurse specialists, dieticians and podiatrists, extending into the community to local primary care trusts.
- Endocrine Amenorrhoea
- Diabetes Insipidus
- Diabetes – Retinopathy Screening
- Steroid Information Pack
- Steroid information pack for mobile
For new referrals a GP referral letter is required or please use Choose & Book.
For urgent referrals please contact the department directly.
The endocrine and diabetic teams take direct same day referrals from GPs for urgent cases.
Written referrals can be directed to the Paediatric Endocrine/Diabetes secretary or through the Choose and Book system.
Mobile optimised leaflet To read the mobile version of the Steriod Pack patient information leaflet on your smartphone you will need a PDF reading app installed if PDFs aren't supported natively, these can be found on your devices app store. iOS users can open the leaflet in iBooks for later reading.
How to give an emergency hydrocortisone injection
This short video shows how to prepare and administer a hydrocortisone injection in an emergency.
- Addison's Disease Self-Help Group
- Pituitary Foundation
- Von Hippel-Lindau Disease Family Alliance
- The Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
- Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCLG)