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Diabetes and Endocrinology

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The dedicated Endocrine and Diabetes Centre operates from the north wing at Russells Hall Hospital. The centre assists in the long-term management of patients with diabetes.


Patients can benefit from services such as:

  • Specialist diabetes service during hospital stay
  • Multi-disciplinary support for intensive insulin therapy
  • Pre-conception and antenatal care
  • Adolescence care
  • Insulin pump treatment
  • Carbohydrate counting courses
  • Specialist foot clinic
  • Continuous glucose monitoring
  • Flash glucose monitoring (Freestyle Libre)

We are also a research active unit, and conduct clinical trials as well as real-world studies.

We offer screening and follow-up for patients at risk of type 1 diabetes, as part of  the Trialnet natural history study. More information relating to this can be found here.


The endocrinology department offers a wide range of services, including:

  • General endocrinology
  • Pituitary
  • Growth
  • Adrenal
  • Thyroid
  • Calcium and metabolic bone disorders

In addition, we have a reproductive endocrinology service which also includes management of:

  • Infertility
  • Endocrine disorders during pregnancy
  • Gonadal disorders

The endocrine service is multi-disciplinary and supported by a dedicated endocrine nurse specialist. Referrals can be made via the Choose and Book system or by letter to a specific consultant.

We also offer for our primary care colleagues, consultant-led e-referral advice and guidance system, as well as practice-based diabetes MDT review. The quality of our services have been commended nationally and by peer review via the Getting It Right First Time Programme.


Key staff

Patient information leaflets

Useful information

This service is available at:

  • Russells Hall Hospital
  • Corbett Hospital Outpatient Centre

Where to find us

  • Ground floor, north wing, Russells Hall Hospital
  • Reception, Corbett Hospital Outpatient Centre

Telephone numbers

  • (01384) 456111 (Switchboard)
  • Extension 3399 (Main desk, Endocrine and Diabetes Centre)
  • Extension 3684/3684 (Reception, Endocrine and Diabetes Centre)

Service details

Clinical directorate

  • Acute Specialist Care

Management team

  • Dr Jo Taylor
    Clinical director
  • Dr Terence Pang
    Medical service head