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Here at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children we have a Care of Childhood Obesity (COCO) team. The COCO team is made up of consultants, dietitians, a clinical psychologist, a diabetes specialist nurse and a social worker.

We help families review their current lifestyles and make changes especially around diet and activity to support transition to a healthier weight.

Consultant team

Dr Dinesh Giri - Consultant paediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist

Professor Julian Hamilton-Shield - Professor of diabetes and metabolic endocrinology

How to access the paediatric obesity service

Access to the paediatric obesity service is by referral only. Strict criteria apply for acceptance into the clinic and referrals need to be made by a consultant paediatrician or GP.