The North West of England Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity Newsletter

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Bariatric Surgery and Lipoproteins, Insulin Resistance, and Systemic and Vascular Inflammation

Posted by Guest Author on 3 January, 2018



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Hypercholesterolaemia – practical information for non-specialists

Posted by Guest Author on 3 January, 2018




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Manchester University Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) in Endocrinology and Diabetes Training Course 23rd – 24th of March 2018

Posted by Louise Hunter on 11 December, 2017

Posted on behalf of Dr Alhelfi. Click here to see the agenda: SCEcourse2018agenda

This is a two day intensive Endocrinology and Diabetes SCE exam course delivered by expert consultants specialised in the field they cover. 14 sessions aiming at covering the curriculum. More than 400 new questions will be discussed. Mock exam will be on day 2 of the course.

Dates: 23rd – 24th of March 2018

Venue: Seminar Room A and B, 5th Floor, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, M13 9WL

Who should attend?

1-    SpRs in Diabetes and Endocrinology,

2-    CMTs who plan a career in this speciality,

3-    Chemical pathology and metabolic medicine trainees,

4-    Any other trainee or HCP who is planning to take the SCE exam or to improve his/her knowledge in diabetes and endocrinology.

5-    Primary care physicians/trainees and overseas doctors are welcome.

To reserve your place:

1.            Complete the registration form  on the following website


2.            Payment £250.00: by  cheque payable to Manchester University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Please post the cheque with the hard copy registration to: Debra Eccles (Dr Handrean Soran’s secretary), Department of Medicine, 5th floor, St Mary’s Hospital, Central Manchester Hospital NHS Trust, M13 9WL, UK. A place will be confirmed after we receive the cheque.

3.            The registration fee covers catering and course hand-outs but does not cover accommodation or travel. Delegates should arrange their own accommodation and travel.

4.            Places are limited. First come, first served. Registration will close on 4th March 2018.

For any enquires, please contact Dr.Mo Alhelfi: sce201803@gmail.com


Dr Handrean Soran, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist,

Dr Naveed Younis, Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist,

Co-Organiser: Dr. Moayed Alhelfi Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist/ELHT

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Upcoming Diabetes and Endocrine SpR Training Days

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 28 November, 2017

The next two training days are on 14th December 2017 (Christie Hospital) and 26th January 2018 (NW Diabetes Day). Further details of these days will be uploaded but please keep them in your diaries.

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Christie Academic Afternoon 24th November 2017

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 10 November, 2017

The next academic afternoon is being held at the Christie Hospital on 24th November from 15:00 to 17:30 in the Education Centre at the Christie Hospital. This is an excellent opportunity to present clinical cases for discussion amongst colleagues from around the region for educational benefit in an informal setting. It will be particularly useful for trainees. Please do bring forward cases and if you have any queries please contact Dr Claire Higham (claire.higham@christie.nhs.uk) or Safwaan Adam (s.adam@doctors.org.uk).

Directions to the Christie can be found here.

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Obesity Conference 2017 – Promoting Healthy Lifestyles: 13 Dec 2017

Posted by Guest Author on 18 October, 2017


Two thirds of adults in England are classed as overweight or obese costing the NHS an estimated £6.1 billion a year. With obesity rates increasing among children, this growing public health crisis could become unmanageable in the future without meaningful intervention now. As the NHS strives to put itself on a more sustainable footing, a multifaceted prevention based approach to obesity is needed. This will require greater collaboration between the NHS, local authorities and the private sector as well as measures to address food consumption, lack of exercise and poor lifestyle choices.
Join us for the Obesity Conference 2017 where expert speakers will discuss the latest approaches to the growing crisis in public health. Understand the underlying causes of obesity and how to combat them, observe methods for influencing behaviour and improving public health through prevention and see how different organisations can collaborate to find solutions to the obesity problem.

Contact Eleanor Leach on 0161 295 0115 or Email for more information or to reserve your place.


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14th North West Diabetes, Endocrinology and Cardiovascular Update

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 15 September, 2017

Dear Colleague;

We are delighted to invite you to attend the 14th NORTH WEST DIABETES, ENDOCRINOLOGY & CARDIOVASCULAR UPDATE  to be held on  Wednesday  22nd November 2017, It will take place at Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport  Chicago Ave, Manchester M90 3RA

This meeting has been approved for 5 CPD points by the Royal College of Physicians.

The Registration is free. 14thDiabetesEndocrinologyandCardioNov2017

To reserve your place all you need to press the link below, fill the form and submit it.    I will send a confirmation ASAP.


 For any enquires please contact Dr. Mo Alhelfi (nwdiabetescv@gmail.com). 

 Please register as soon as possible as places are limited.


 Mo Alhelfi  

Consultant Diabetes/Endocrinology

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Christie Academic Afternoon 22 September

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 15 September, 2017

Dr Higham and Professor Ball will be hosting an endocrinology academic afternoon on 22 September in the Education Centre at the Christie Hospital. It is primarily an educational discussion of clinical cases which will be presented by endocrinology trainees and other colleagues.

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Canagliflozin and Cardiovascular and Renal Events: NEJM

Posted by Akheel Syed on 21 August, 2017

Canagliflozin and Cardiovascular and Renal Events in Type 2 Diabetes

In two trials involving patients with type 2 diabetes and an elevated risk of cardiovascular disease, patients treated with canagliflozin had a lower risk of cardiovascular events than those who received placebo but a greater risk of amputation, primarily at the level of the toe or metatarsal.



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NWES Annual Meeting 23 Jun 2017

Posted by Guest Author on 22 June, 2017

announces its next meeting on
FRIDAY 23rd June 2017
VENUE: Mayo Building, Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford


13.00-13.30 Welcome and lunch
SESSION 1 CHAIR: Dr Adam Robinson
13.30-14.30 A historical walk through the evolution of military medicine in Britain – Dr Deepak Bhatnagar, Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
14.30-15.00 Endocrine Clinical Case Presentations
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
SESSION 2 CHAIR: Dr Annice Mukherjee
15.30-16.15 Induction of puberty – Dr Richard Quinton, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
16.15-16.45 Endocrine Clinical Case Presentations
16.45-17.00 Award Ceremony Dr Tara Kearney
17.00 Close of meeting

Federation of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) CPD credits: applied for

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