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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 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


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