What we do
We offer a comprehensive specialist outpatient and
inpatient service for the management of all secondary and tertiary
paediatric endocrine conditions. This includes assessment of growth
and puberty disorders and other complex hormone problems.
The diabetes team is a multidisciplinary team, where children
and adolescents with diabetes receive care and treatment from
a range of professionals, including diabetes nurse
specialists, consultants, paediatric dieticians and
We have expertise in the full range of endocrine abnormalities
occurring in children and adolescents.
In addition to the frequent conditions listed below, the
multidisciplinary endocrine team have expertise in bone health,
endocrine late-effects of cancer and its treatment, endocrine
effects of a variety of chronic childhood diseases and head
Our specialised endocrine team covers the whole of the South
West region and we have one of the largest children's diabetes
clinics in the UK. We also have one of the first children's obesity
clinics in the UK
Conditions we treat
- Growth disorders - short stature, tall stature
- Pituitary disorders
- Thyroid disorders
- Adrenal disorders
- Unduly early or late puberty
- Abnormalities in calcium metabolism
Treatments we offer
For endocrine conditions, investigations such as blood tests,
ultrasounds and scans are carried out. This may include specialised
hormonal stimulation tests that are carried out at the
Clinical Investigation Unit. Appropriate treatment is then tailored
according to the outcome of any investigations. Treatments can
include a full range of hormone treatments such as growth hormone,
thyroid hormone, puberty hormones and many other hormone
Treatments offered for
Diabetes: children and adolescents receive multidisciplinary
diabetes care from diabetes nurse specialists, consultants,
paediatric dieticians to support them to optimise their blood
glucose control and their physical, psychological, intellectual,
educational and social development.
A comprehensive range of options of insulin therapies may
be used, including mixed insulins, multiple daily injection
regimens and insulin pumps. Specialised treatments of other types
of diabetes are also undertaken within the team: eg Type 2 diabetes
in adolescents, Cystic Fibrosis related diabetes, diabetes
following oncology treatments and neonatal diabetes.
You can contact us on 0117 342 0165 and 0117 342 0203.
Our fax number is 0117 342 0186.