Endocrinology

Endocrine Service for children/young people and their families
We have a special service for children and young people with hormone problems, based at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Transition to adult services
The children's doctors and nurses will start talking to you about getting ready for adult services around the age of 12, this is called transition. Some time between the ages of 16 and 19, when you are ready, you will be offered an opportunity to transfer your care to the young person's endocrine clinic. Click here to read more about the transition to adult services.

Young person's endocrine clinic at the Manchester Royal Infirmary
The young person's endocrine clinic is run by both the children's and adult doctors and nurses. It happens on Thursday afternoons. This clinic is based in the Manchester Royal Infirmary, the adult hospital next to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. In this clinic the children's doctors and nurses will introduce you to the adult team and often see you together. You will stay in this clinic until you are ready to transfer completely to the adult clinic, usually by the age of 25.

Find out more about endocrine problems and get support from these websites:

  • www.norchi.nhs.uk - The Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism Service (NORCHI) is a specialist centre in the north of the UK, for the management of children and young people with the rare and difficult condition of Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI).
  • www.pituitary.org.uk - a national UK charity, providing information and support for pituitary condition patients and their families.
  • www.cushingsacth.co.uk - a support group for people suffering from all forms of Cushings syndrome.
  • www.btf-thyroid.org - a patient-led charitable organisation dedicated to helping those with thyroid conditions.
  • www.livingwithcah.com - information, news and support forums for patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia.
  • www.tss.org.uk - support and up to date information for girls and women with Turner Syndrome.
  • www.klinefelter.org.uk - self help group for sufferers of Klinefelter's Syndrome.
  • www.aissg.org - androgen insensitivity syndrome support group.
  • www.pwsa.co.uk - support and information for people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), their families and carers.
  • www.amend.org.uk - support and information all those affected by multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN)

Who's Who

Paediatric Consultants:
Professor Peter Clayton
Dr Leena Patel
Dr Indi Banerjee
Dr Sarah Ehtisham


Adolescent Consultant:
Dr Helena Gleeson


Adult Consultants:
Professor Julian Davis
Professor Frederick Wu (these doctors come to the young person's endocrine clinic)


Paediatric Endocrine Specialist Nurses:
Julie Jones
Elaine O'Shea
Adult Endocrine Specialist Nurse Christine Gibson (Chris comes to the young person's endocrine clinic).