University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Endocrinology diagnosis and treatment

The paediatric endocrinology team provides a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment service, which includes:

  • three paediatric endocrine clinics per week
  • regional service for disorders of sex development (three clinics per year)
  • regional paediatric metabolic bone clinic (three clinics per year)
  • paediatric endocrinology/genetics service (two clinics per year)
  • monthly endocrine specialist nurse-led clinic to promote education and review medication
  • a visiting paediatric endocrine service established in Winchester, Basingstoke, Salisbury, Poole, Dorchester, the Isle of Wight and Jersey
  • dynamic endocrine function testing is undertaken by the paediatric endocrine nurse specialists on the John Atwell day ward.

The following disorders are referred for investigation and management to the endocrine service:

  • short stature
  • tall stature and overgrowth syndromes
  • delayed puberty and precocious puberty
  • pituitary problems including growth and hormone deficiency
  • thyroid disorders, acquired or congenital
  • adrenal and gonadal disorders
  • diabetes insipidus
  • calcium disorders including hypercalcaemia, hypocalcaemia, hypoparathyroidism and hyperparathyroidism
  • disorders of glucose homeostasis including hypoglycaemia
  • disorders of sexual differentiation including micropenis
  • polycystic ovary syndrome and menstrual problems
  • hirsutism
  • insulin resistance
  • gynaecomastia
  • neonatal endocrine disorders
  • endocrine sequelae from childhood cancer treatment
  • Cushing's disease and Cushing's syndrome
  • phaeochromocytoma
  • obesity associated with complications or monogenic obesity
  • steroid management, withdrawal and advice
  • inherited endocrine neoplasia syndromes