The department aims to care for all people with Diabetes and Endocrine disorders, providing education and support, innovative treatment regimens and expert advice. The department has a strong track record in diabetes and endocrine research and works within the Peninsula Medical School.
Key Aims for the Department
Provide patients with a first class clinical service.
Work closely with our colleagues in primary care to ensure a high standard of care for all patients with diabetes or endocrine disease.
Provide teaching and training for our patients and health care partners both within the hospital and in the community.
Conduct teaching and research in the context of clinical care with our Pensinsula Medical School partners and translate this into clinical practice
Provide opportunities for the development of new ideas and practices for the future.
The diabetes centre is based within the main outpatient department on level 6 at Derriford Hospital.
Appointments/ Enquiries telephone:01752 439802
Diabetes specialist nurses:01752 792962
Graham Bruce Podiatrist (specialising in patients with diabetes): 01752 439802
Dr English's secretary:01752 792684
Dr Chong's secretary: 01752 792752
Dr Wotherspoon's secretary: 01752 517890
Brigadier Lynch's secretary: 01752 517539
Dr Flanagan's secretary: 01752 517578
Dr Millward's secretary: 01752 763761
Professor Wilkin's secretary: 01752 792256
Endocrinology Help-line: available 24/7 to medical practitioners ONLY 07000 ENDOCRine (363627)
Further information about the consultants can be found in the A-Z of Consultants
~ Clinics are provided Monday to Friday.
~ Consultant led clinics are provided by Brigadier Lynch, Dr Chong, Dr English, Dr Evans, Dr Flanagan, Professor Millward, Professor Pinkney and Dr Wotherspoon.
~ Specialist nurse clinics are provided by Lizzie Moore (Lead Nurse / Diabetes Services Co-ordinator) Emma Green, Pete Kelly, Kim Neeves and Clare Osborne.
~ Podiatry specialist services are provided by Graham Bruce.
~ Dietetic services are provided by Wendy Kramarenko and Hilary Hogg.
~ Inpatient diabetes care is provided by Alexandra Baggott, Donna Crowhurst, Sally Read, Sarah O’Neil, Clive Vincent and Erica Whettem.
~ Diabetes and Renal disease
~ Diabetic foot problems
~ Diabetes and Pregnancy / Preconceptual care
~ Diabetes and vascular risk
~ Young persons clinic
~ Intensive insulin management and pump therapy
~ Hypoglycaemia /brittle diabetes
~ Structured education sessions for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are provided
~ Investigation and management of all endocrine problems: Thyroid, pituitary, gynaecological endocrinology, adrenal cortex, sexual endocrinology, insulin resistance syndrome, adrenal medulla, growth and development, parathyroid, metabolic bone disease.
~ Nine weekly Consultant led clinics - Drs Chong, English, Flanagan, Wotherspoon, Prof Wilkin.
~ Thyroid/parathyroid disease: Prof Wilkin, Dr Flanagan and Dr Wotherspoon (Jointly with Dr Gruning, Nuclear Medicine and Mr Cant, Endocrine Surgery).
~ Sub-fertility/ Gynaecological endocrinology: Prof Wilkin (joint with Dr Acharya, Gynaecology).
~ Obesity: Dr English.
~ Neuroendocrine/ Pituitary disease: Dr Flanagan (jointly with Mr Pobereskin, Neurosurgery)
~ Adolescent handover: Prof Wilkin (jointly with Dr Ward).
~ Endocrine Dynamic Function: Mrs Gina Twine (Endocrine specialist nurse).
Diabetes Integrated Care Pathway
The Diabetes Integrated Care Pathway has been in placed since 2008 and can be located on www.plymouthdiabetes.org.uk/
- Plymouth Diabetes Service
- Diabetes UK
- Diabetes Research Wellness Foundation
- Juvenile diabetes research foundation
- The Society for Endocrinology
- The Pituitary Foundation
- Early Bird Diabetes Trust