Children's Endocrinology (hormonal)

The children’s endocrine team are based at the Royal Derby Hospital, and provide care for children and young people with a range of hormonal (endocrine) conditions. 

The team in Derby will see patients with thyroid disorder, adrenal insufficiency, and growth and puberty concerns. Complex and rare conditions such as congenital adrenal hyperplasia, diabetes insipidus, pituitary dysfunction, Turner Syndrome and Prader-willi Syndrome are also cared for by the Derby team, who have support from Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

A new patient clinic is held in Derby once a month and patients who require regular follow up will be seen, as needed, in the follow up clinics. Patients are given the contact details of the team so they can access support between clinic visits, if needed. Patients with long term conditions will usually be cared for by the team until around their 18th birthday. The transition to adult team will be discussed regularly and will be planned on an individual basis.

Growth information

We follow National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance for treating short stature with growth hormone treatment. There is strict criteria for who can receive it.