Endocrinology Clinics

Endocrinology clinics are held in Medical Outpatients Department. This is located on level 3 of the East block at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Endocrinology Clinic Sessions
Monday morning – Dr Swords & Dr Myint
Tuesday morning – Professor Sampson, Professor Fraser, Dr Gomez & Professor Turner
Wednesday morning – Dr Swords, Dr Neupane, Dr Wallace, Dr Ahluwalia
Wednesday afternoon – Dr Dhatariya
Thursday morning – Dr Ahluwalia, Dr Srinivas
Thursday afternoon – Professor Fraser
Friday morning – Dr Myint, Dr Srinivas

Specialist Clinics

One stop Thyroid nodule assessment clinic
This clinic is run by a consultant endocrinologist Dr Swords. An ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon is also available to see patients as necessary and to perform laryngoscopy to visualise the inside of the neck and vocal cords on the spot. Ultrasound scanning and ultrasound guided biopsy of thyroid nodules are also available on the spot if necessary, to provide a one stop service for the assessment of new thyroid nodules.

Pituitary clinic
This clinic is run on Wednesday mornings by Dr Swords and Professor Sampson. The specialist endocrine nurse Sr Gorick is also present in the clinic and may see patients together with the consultant or separately eg for education about their pituitary disorder.

Neuroendocrine tumour clinic
This clinic is held once a month jointly with Dr Gaurav Kapur, consultant oncologist, Dr Swords, and a specialist neuroendocrine tumour nurse. This clinic is held in Oncology outpatients, Level 1 East block.

Transition clinics
Dr Swords each offer joint clinics with the department of paediatric endocrinology three times a year. These are held jointly with Dr Thalange and Dr Datta respectively to allow a smooth transition between paediatric and adult services.

Weight management clinic
Dr Myint & Dr Srinivas run a weekly teir 3 multidisciplinary weight management clinic on Fridays with an obesity specialist nurse, psychologist and specialist dietician.
This clinic offers the low energy liquid diet as well as structured diets and personalised exercise programmes, and investigation and treatment for underlying causes of and complications of obesity. This clinic can also offer specialist assessment, preparation, referral for and follow up after bariatric or weight loss surgery. Dr Thalangue also offers a monthly paediatric weight management clinic with support from a paediatric obesity specialist nurse.

Turner Syndrome clinic
Patients with Turner’s syndrome attend a specialist nurse led Turner’s clinic once a year as well as being seen regularly in the adult endocrinology clinics.

Hypertension / Blood pressure clinic
The clinical pharmacology and difficult hypertension clinic is held on Monday mornings with Dr Myint.

Calcium and Metabolic clinic
The metabolic clinics are run on Tuesday mornings. Patients with metabolic bone disease  are currently seen in these clinics by Professor Turner or Professor Fraser.

One Stop Fracture assessment clinic
Patients thought to be at risk of fractures can be referred directly into one of Professor Turner’s one stop fracture assessment slots within the calcium and metabolic clinic. This clinic offers on the spot bone density scans and specialist bone marker blood tests to enable patients to receive a personalized 5 year fracture risk reduction plan all in one clinic visit.

Lipid clinic
Dr Gomez currently runs a monthly specialist lipid clinic with plans to expand in the near future.

Inherited metabolic disease clinic
A multidisciplinary clinic for patients with inborn errors of metabolism is currently held jointly every 6 months with Dr Rahman and his team from the IMD service at Guys and St Thomas’ hospital London with Dr Gomez. This highly specialist clinic means that patients with IMD no longer have to travel outside the region for their care and have access to a local team with input from national experts.

Clinic letters and communication
A letter is sent to your GP following all clinic appointments outlining the details of the appointment, as well as any suggested changes to treatment. Please ask if you would like copies of your clinic letters to be sent to you automatically as well.

If you are unable to attend your appointment it is very important that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can give the appointment to someone else. Please feel free to ask any member of staff if you have any questions during your visit.

Consultation Times:

Monday 09:00 – 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 – 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 17:00
Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Friday 09:00 – 17:00
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

 

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Contact

Endocrinology Clinics Tel; 01603 288480

Fax; 01603 288438

Cromer 01603 646205