The University Hospitals Birmingham Endocrine Department also has close links with the Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Birmingham Women’s Hospital run by Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (BWCH). UHB, UoB and BWCH form a close union in the Birmingham Health Partners.
Conditions treated include adrenal disease, pituitary disease, metabolic bone diseases, neuroendocrine tumours, reproductive endocrine disorders, and thyroid disorders.
The UHB Endocrine Department provides a service across multiple sites: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB), Birmingham Heartlands Hospital (BHH), Good Hope Hospital (GHH) in Sutton Coldfield and Solihull Hospital. The clinical service is underpinned by an evidence-based approach to care, supported by the development of integrated care pathways and protocols to ensure equity of patient access and care.
The UHB endocrine team works as part of a large multidisciplinary team and brings together specialists in biochemistry, radiology, surgery, pathology, genetics, oncology, ophthalmology and fertility. This means that much of the care is provided in a multidisciplinary setting, with patients attending joint clinics, and that any decisions made about care are fully discussed in our multi-disciplinary meetings. This ensures that patients receive individually optimised treatments and achieve best possible outcomes. The team includes highly skilled Endocrine Nurse Specialists who undertake endocrine investigations and provide patient education and run clinics and a dedicated Endocrine Helpline to provide easy access to the service for patients.
We have access to reference standard diagnostic tests, including cutting edge diagnostic tools that are not widely available across the UK, and we are one of the few endocrine centres in the country that has a dedicated investigation and treatment unit.