Royal Stoke University Hospital

Endocrinology is the branch of medicine dealing with hormones and hormonal dysregulation related to the endocrine glands such as adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary, hypothalamus and gonadal dysfunction.


There are two dedicated wards where patients with metabolic derangement and electrolyte imbalance-related illness are admitted for work up and further investigations and management.

Outpatient services

  • Pituitary MDT and regional referral tertiary centre for Shropshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire
  • Neuroendocrine Adrenal MDT
  • Combined Osteoporosis MDT
  • Endocrine-GUM MDT
  • Bariatric clinic
  • Transition Endocrine clinic
  • Joint Thyroid Eye clinic

Metabolic investigations

The dynamic endocrine tests are conducted within the Medical Investigation Unit located at the end of outpatient 3 and both short and long tests are performed for the patients seen in the general endocrine clinics requiring follow up.

North Midlands Endocrine Forum

The team facilitate and lead a regional educational meeting for the clinicians and trainees in the region once every three months to discuss complex patients. This forum provides a platform for sharing knowledge as well as training.

Undergraduate and post-graduate education

The department supports undergraduate medical students from Keele University and also provides training opportunities for Foundation doctors, Core Medical trainees and Specialist Registrars on the West Midlands higher specialist rotational training programme in Endocrinology, Diabetes Mellitus and General (Internal) Medicine.

Endocrine Nurses

Usha Haq
Jessica Hawarden
Gillian Powner
Wendy Bailey-Dale (HCA)

Consultant Physicians

Prof F Hanna
Dr B Jose
Dr G Gill
Dr A Kennedy
Dr A Mukherjee​
Dr U Nayak
Dr L Varadhan

Dr G Varughese – Clinical Lead

Dr A Walker – Clinical Director​​