Caring for children with endocrine conditions
The Paediatric Endocrine Specialist Nurses care for 0-18 year olds all over Gloucestershire with a multitude of endocrine conditions including concerns about growth, puberty, thyroid or complex adrenal and pituitary to name a few.
We have nurse-led thyroid clinics and also work alongside our named consultants in specific endocrine clinics. All clinical tests are carried out in the Paediatric Day Unit. We are here from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and available for help and advice on 0300 422 8476.
We also work closely with schools and GP surgeries where applicable.
How are children referred to the service?
Children are referred via a Consultant or GP.
How do children transition to adult services?
Children in the county start the transition process at the age of 11 using the Ready, Steady, Go programme. They are transferred to adult services between the ages of 16-18 year depending on the individual circumstances.
Consultants: Dr Matthai, Dr Abitha Kujambal
Nurses: Katy Robertson, Sarah Wynn