The Endocrine team deals with the diagnosis and management of a diverse range of hormonal and metabolic disorders. It encompasses a wide variety of conditions ranging from those which are common, for example Hyperthyroidism or polycystic ovarian syndrome, to those that are rare but eminently treatable such as pituitary tumours, multiple endocrine neoplasia and Addison's disease.
Clinics are held at Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Contact Details for the Endocrine Service
Tel: 01234 792287 Fax: 01234 792180
Postal Address: The North Bedfordshire Diabetes
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust,
Bedford, MK 42 9DJ
All adult (18 years or above) patients with endocrine conditions requiring secondary care management or clarification of diagnosis e.g.
Patients aged 16-18 may be seen after discussion with the consultant - but these would normally be referred to Paediatrics.
Suspected pituitary disorders:
All patients: Prolactin, LH, FSH, TSH, FT4(if possible)
Females: + Estradiol (unless definitely postmenopausal or on HRT/OCP)
LH, FSH, Estradiol (within first 5 days of cycle if possible) Prolactin, testosterone
NB pelvic/ovarian ultrasound scan is NOT required:
Calcium and PTH, TSH, myeloma screen if PTH not raised.
Calcium, Magnesium, ALP,
Please do not routinely organise Thyroid ultrasound scan unless thyroid is clinically asymmetrical.
Thyroid autoantibodies are not routinely required.
Last updated: 21/05/2012
Update due: 21/05/2013