Endocrinology clinics are held in medical outpatients. This is located on level 3 of the East block at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Endocrinology Clinic Times
Monday morning – Dr Swords & Dr Myint
Tuesday morning – Professor Sampson & Dr Turner
Wednesday morning – Dr Swords, Dr Temple, Dr Wallace & Professor Sampson, Wednesday afternoon – Dr Dhatariya
One stop Thyroid nodule assessment clinic
This clinic is run by a consultant endocrinologist Dr Swords, with Mr Al-Gargaz, ENT surgeon. Patients are seen jointly by both doctors and an endocrine specialist nurse who will be their key worker. Endoscopy to visualise the inside of the neck and vocal cords is available in the clinic, as well as ultrasound scanning and ultrasound guided biopsy of thyroid nodules if necessary, to provide a one stop service for the assessment of new thyroid nodules.
This clinic is run on Wednesday mornings by Dr Swords, Dr Temple 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.
Dr Temple and Dr Swords each offer joint clinics with the department of paediatric endocrinology three times a year. These are held by Dr Datta to allow a smooth transition between paediatric and adult services.
Weight management clinic
Dr Myint offers a specialist medical weight management clinic twice a month. This clinic has access to specialist dieticians, psychology and 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 and preparation for patients considering bariatric or weight loss surgery.
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 difficutl 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 and lipid disorders are currently seen in these clinics by Dr Turner, Professor Sampson or Professore Fraser. These clinics are currently expanding, and it is hoped that Dr Gomez will be joining shortly, at which the service will be extended to patients with inborn errors of metabolism.