There are five consultants in this department who provide services at William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent and Canterbury Hospital in Canterbury and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Hospital in Margate. There are also consultant led outreach clinics at Bridge, Deal, Dover, Folkestone and Whitstable. A team of junior doctors, dieticians, community podiatrists and diabetic specialist nurses support the consultant staff.
Endocrinology services offered
The endocrine services are supported by an endocrine surgeon based at the Kent and Canterbury Hospital who specialises in thyroid, parathyriod and adrenal surgery. Patients who require pituitary surgery are referred to tertiary centres based in London at Kings College and Guys/St Thomas Hospitals. Patients who have undergone surgery are usually referred back to the acute trust for follow up care.
The diabetic department is also supported by Eastern and Coastal Kent Primary Care Trust employed dieticians led by Abi Mogridge. They receive referrals from the diabetic clinics and also provide an inpatient service for diabetic patients that need reinforcement of dietary principles of diabetes. They also provide dietetic clinics in the community.