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General Endocrinology


  • Medical specialities, level 1, outpatient department, Royal Derby Hospital (best entrance - 12, Car Park 4)
  • Ripley Hospital 



What do we do? 

We see and treat adults with endocrine (hormonal) disorders. Depending on the underlying diagnosis, some patients see us regularly over years, while other patients are seen, treated and discharged when the underlying problem is sorted out.

Who are we?  

We have a wide team of specialists to deal with endocrinological problems.

Nine consultant endocrinologists and one endocrinology nurse.

We work closely with other specialists including:

  • Consultant clinical biochemists
  • Consultant neurosurgeon
  • Consultant endocrine surgeon
  • Consultant obstetricians
  • Consultant paediatricians
  • Consultant radiologists
  • Consultant ophthalmologists
  • Consultant ENT surgeons
  • Consultant gynaecologist
  • Paediatric urologists
  • Regional phenylketonuria nurse specialist

The Derby endocrinology department is part of the regional multidisciplinary groups for thyroid cancer and for pituitary disease.


  • Thyroid disease (including hyperthyroidism and hyperthyroidism, Graves disease, thyroid cancer, thyroid eye disease)
  • Calcium disorders (including hypercalcaemia, hypocalcaemia, hyperparathyroidism)
  • Pituitary disease (including pituitary tumours, pituitary adenomas, prolactinomas, craniopharyngiomas, acromegaly, Cushing’s syndrome and disease, diabetes insipidus)
  • Adrenal disorders (including Addison’s disease, congenital adrenal hyperplasia, phaeochromocytomas, adrenal adenomas)
  • Pancreatic disorders (including pancreatic tumours, insulinomas, reactive hypoglycaemia)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Fertility problems caused by endocrinological disorders
  • Endocrinological disorders before conception and during pregnancy
  • Lipid disorders (including raised cholesterol, raised triglycerides, familial hypercholesterolaemia)
  • Transgender disorders
  • Medical obesity problems (including Prader-Willi syndrome)
  • Endocrinological syndromes (including MEN, multiple endocrine neoplasia, Turner’s syndrome)
  • Sex hormone problems (including low testosterone, early menopause)
  • Metabolic disorders (including phenylketonuria, low and high sodium concentrations)


 Other Information

We have close links with the patient support group, the Pituitary Foundation.

If you would like more information about pituitary disease, please contact the Pituitary Foundation on  www.pituitary.org.uk or on 0845 450 0375.

If you would like more information about Prader-Willi syndrome, please contact PWS(UK) on 01332 365676 or  www.pwsa.co.uk

Thyroid Cancer Clinic


Specialist outpatients, level 1, Royal Derby Hospital
(The nearest entrance is 24)


The clinic specialises in the assessment and treatment of thyroid cancer.

Thyroid carcinoma (cancer beginning in the skin or tissue) is the most common form of endocrine malignancy, accounting for the majority of endocrine related cancer deaths worldwide.

We see many patients with thyroid cancer following thyroidectomy (surgical removal of the thyroid) and radioactive iodine ablation (thyroid cell destruction) to achieve optimum suppression of the cancer and to monitor any metabolic changes.

The majority of our patients are referred to our service through the thyroid cancer team or a member of our endocrine team or following thyroid ultrasound scan. 


We screen for associated endocrine tumours like MEN (Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia).

Additionally, we offer screening to the patient and the family for certain types of thyroid cancer that can be hereditary.

 Who are we?

The clinic is currently run once a month and led by Dr Ali. 

Other Information

If you would like more information about thyroid cancer, please try the following links:

British Thyroid Foundation www.btf-thyroid.org 
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust www.butterfly.org.uk 
British Thyroid Association www.british-thyroid-association.org

New Support Group for Derby patients with Addison's Disease and Adrenal Insufficiency


 2nd Meeting

Weds Feb 24th (2016) 6pm - 8 pm
Royal Derby Hospital - Lecture Theatre, Education Centre.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Talk by Paramedic (East Midlands Ambulance Service)

  • Refresher on emergency injections of hydrocortisone by Rebecca Kinton, Endocrine Nurse Specialist

  • Representative from Addison's Group, and Pituitary Foundation (TO BE CONFIRMED)


Please confirm your attendance on the following email: DHFT.adrenalsupport@nhs.net