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Paediatric endocrinology

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The Paediatric Endocrinology Service provides expert care to children and young people through outpatient clinics, during hospital stays and via day case intervations at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. We provide specialised endocrine management input to other specialty departments,working together to care for children with complex conditions. The multi-disciplinary team includes specialist consultants, nurse specialists and clinical psychologists. We provide a network of regular clinics throughout the south west.

Our expert care in complex and rare endocrine conditions is recognised internationally through our membership as a healthcare provider in the European Reference Network for Endocrinology and the European Reference Network for Rare Bone Disease.

Conditions we care for

We have expertise in the full range of endocrine problems occurring in children and young people, such as:

  • Growth or puberty problems
  • Turner syndrome
  • Prader Willi syndrome
  • Disorders of pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands, and hypoglycaemia
  • Metabolic bone and calcium disorders such as rare forms of rickets, XLH and hypophosphatasia

Many conditions are dealt with in our main endocrine clinics. We also have sub-specialty clinics such as transition clinics with adult endocrinology and adolescent gynaecology, late effects clinics, endocrine-rheumatology clinics, endocrine-renal clinics and skeletal dysplasia clinics.

For diabetes, obesity and osteogenesis imperfecta please see the additional tabs above.

Consultant team

Dr Elizabeth Crowne - Lead consultant paediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist

Dr Christine Burren - Consultant paediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist

Dr John Barton - Consultant paediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist

Dr Dinesh Giri - Consultant paediatric endocrinologist and diabetologist

How to access the service

Access to the paediatric endocrinology service is by referral from consultant or GP only.