We use cookies to help us improve the website and your experience using it. You may delete and block all cookies from this site at any time. However, please note this may result in parts of the site no longer working correctly. If you continue without changing your settings we will assume you are happy to receive all cookies on this site.


Diabetes Service and Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD)

Service Description:

The Paediatric Diabetes Team provides a primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary (supraregional) service for Children and Young People with all forms of Diabetes.
Secondary care patients with uncomplicated Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes are usually admitted to Ward 75 General Paediatric Ward.

Tertiary and quaternary patients with complex Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes or rarer forms of diabetes eg: CFRD (Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes) and Monogenic Diabetes are admitted to Ward 85. Patients under 5 years with Insulin Pumps are also admitted to Ward 85.

The clinical team consists of Consultant Paediatricians & Endocrinologists, Specialist Nurses & Dietitians, Consultant Psychiatrist and Clinical Psychologist. The extended team consists of diabetes administrator & secretary, podiatrist, point of care biochemist and ward link nurses.

The clinical team provides an inpatient service to newly diagnosed children and their families, this entails providing up to date guidelines and education to support all aspects of diabetes self-management.

An outpatient service is provided at both RMCH & Trafford to facilitate structured education for children, young people and their families, from diagnosis through transition and onto adult diabetes care.

Educational support is also provided to children and their families as part of "Insulin Pump School" and teaching is provided to ward based staff and school nurses jointly by the dietitians and paediatric diabetes nurses.


By Referral


Diabetes and CFRD
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL



Office hours: Full clinical support available Monday-Friday | 8am-6pm



Dr Ian Doughty (Consultant Paediatrician)

Phone: 0161 70 10641

Secretary (Karen Stewart): 0161 27 66252

Dr Mark Bone (Consultant Paediatrician)

Phone: 0161 70 10639

Secretary (Karen Stewart): 0161 27 66252

Dr Sarah Ehtisham (Consultant Endocrinologist)

Phone: 0161 70 11627

Secretary (Janet Hughes): 0161 70 11678

Dr Raja Padidela (Consultant Endocrinologist)

Phone: 0161 70 12389

Secretary (Jo Davis): 0161 70 11628

Dr Ruth Marshall (Consultant Psychiatrist)

Phone: 0161 248 9494 (Winnicott Centre)

Secretary: 0161 70 16854

Secretaries /


Joanne Hardy (Diabetes PA/Administrator)

Phone: 0161 70 10667   |   Fax: 0161 70 10864

Specialist Nurse Practitioners

Judith Campbell  (Advanced Practitioner Diabetes & CFRD / Team Leader)

Office Number: 0161 70 10668

Marie Marshall  (Specialist Nurse)

Phone: 0161 70 10928

Susan Ainsworth  (Specialist Nurse)

Phone: 0161 70 10928

Sophie Core  (Specialist Nurse)

Phone: 0161 70 10668


Salma Alim (Specialist Nurse

Phone: 0161 70 10668

Diabetes Dietitians

Louise Salsbury & Lucy Fenner

Phone: 0161 70 10288

Referral via telephone on 0161 70 12640 or by bleep 1710 (Wednesday to Friday)


Dr Kate Ablett  (Clinical Psychologist)

Phone:: 0161 70 15683



Telephone and Emergency Advice:

There is direct telephone access to a member of the diabetes team from 8.00am to 6.00pm during normal working hours (Mon to Fri): patients and families can contact their key worker (PDSN) by their mobile number; this is cross-covered for leave. There is also a team email for non-urgent queries which is checked every weekday. There is also an answer phone on the PDSN office phone line which directs parents to ring the paediatric emergency department /ward 75 if their enquiry is urgent.

The on-call medical team have access to an on-call diabetes troubleshooting guide for out-of hours telephone enquiries. If they require further advice the emergency department may contact the general paediatrician on call, who has access to the escalation policy and rota.

New patients and their parents are informed of access arrangements at diagnosis and existing parents are reminded at outpatient clinics.

Click here for directions to the Hospital