University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Diagnosis and treatment

Our services 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.

Children are referred to us to investigate and manage issues such as:

  • 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.