In line with GIRFT recommendations and interactions with the Society for Endocrinology, Bone and Calcium Specialist Endocrine Networks have been advocated regionally and coordinated nationally.
Professor Neil Gittoes formalised a Midlands regional multi-professional and multidisciplinary network of colleagues in endocrinology, rheumatology, imaging, biochemistry, genetics, and nursing to create a MDT to discuss complex cases and also to share recent developments in the field of osteoporosis and mineral metabolism. The grouping also has a remit for a journal club feature.
The Midlands Regional Bone and Calcium Specialist Network meets alternate months by Teams and cases are submitted for discussion prior to the MDT by completing a proforma. The meeting is serviced by Ms Julie Croot and chaired by Professor Neil Gittoes, Head, Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (CEDAM).
While the MDT serves specific clinical needs for case discussion and patient care, the format also provides excellent opportunities for those in training to gain great clinical experience in this field of endocrinology. Furthermore, cases are often presented by doctors in training, thereby serving as an additional opportunity for networking at regional level and beyond.
If you wish to submit a case to discuss or to be added to our mailing list, please contact Julie directly.