The North West of England Endocrinology, Diabetes and Obesity Newsletter

SfE/NWES Regional Clinical Cases Day – 1st Dec 2016

Posted by Louise Hunter on 17 August, 2016

Save the date!

On Thursday 1st December 2016, we will be hosting a Regional Clinical Cases Day, kindly supported by the Society for Endocrinology.

This will be held at the Postgraduate Education Centre on the Manchester Royal Infirmary site.

We anticipate the programme running as follows. Please note that this is a draft schedule, but the day will start at 0900 and end at 1700:

0900: Registration & Coffee

0930: Oral Case Presentations

1130: Coffee & Poster Viewing

1200: Plenary 1 (talk followed by discussion)

1300: Lunch & Poster Viewing

1400: Plenary 2 (talk followed by discussion)

1500: Oral Case Presentations

1600: Quiz & Prizes

1700: Close

Please see the Eventbrite page for further information, including registration and contact details.

Posted in General | Leave a Comment »

NWES Meeting: 17 June 2016

Posted by Guest Author on 13 June, 2016

announces its next meeting
FRIDAY 17th June 2016
VENUE: Mayo Building, Salford Royal Hospital, Stott Lane, Salford








  PITUITARY SYMPOSIUM CHAIR: Professor Steve Ball, Manchester Royal Infirmary
13.30-14.00 Recent advances in pituitary pathology Professor Federico Roncaroli, University of Manchester
14.00-14.20 Management of fertility issues in pituitary patients Dr  Cheryl Fitzgerald, St Marys Hospital, Manchester
14.20-14.40 Transitional care in patients with pituitary disease Dr Helena Gleeson, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
  EXPERT GUIDE TO………… CHAIR: Dr Dan Cuthbertson
14.45-15.05 Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism  Dr Richard Quinton, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
15.05-15.25 Thyroid eye disease  Dr Anne Cook, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital
15.25-15.45 Weight management  Dr Lucinda Summers, Salford Royal Foundation Trust
15.45-16.05 COFFEE BREAK
16.05-17.05 Clinical Case Presentations Panel: Professor Steve Ball, Dr Richard Quinton
17.05 Close of meeting

Approved by Federation of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) for 5 Category 1 (external) CPD credits

Sponsors for meeting: Menarini; Pfizer; Strongbridge Biopharma

Registration fee

  • NWES members – FREE
  • Annual membership of the NWES £10 per annum
  • Delegates can join the NWES on the day by completing a standing order mandate (please bring along bank details), with first payment of £10 on the day by cash or cheque (payable to North West Endocrine Society).
  • All other delegates- registration fee of £20 must be paid on the day.

Abstract submission

  • Delegates are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the meeting. These may be reports of clinical cases, particularly where there were diagnostic or management issues lending themselves to discussion during the meeting, or clinical research. You may submit abstracts that have been submitted recently to other national/international meetings. A prize will be awarded for the best presentation.
  • Abstracts should be submitted electronically to the NWES Secretary, Dr Adam Robinson. The abstract should not exceed 300 words (excluding title, author names and institutions).
  • The deadline for abstract submission is 5pm on 16th May 2016. Authors will be informed of the outcome of their submission by email.

The NWES Committee
Dr Tara Kearney (Chair)
Dr Adam Robinson (Secretary)
Dr Annice Mukherjee (Treasurer)
Mr Iain Anderson
Dr Dan Cuthbertson
Miss Helen Doran
Mr Kanna Gnanalingham
Dr Claire Higham
Dr Kalpana Kaushal

Posted in General | Leave a Comment »

Endocrinology & Diabetes GIM Day – 9th May 2016

Posted by Louise Hunter on 24 March, 2016

The next North West General Internal Medicine SpR teaching day will be held on Monday 9th May 2016 at CMFT.

Organised by Dr Mo Alhelfi and Dr Louise Hunter, the theme is Endocrinology & Diabetes, and aims to provide medical registrars with practical tips on the management of important topics in the field.

We have what we think is a fantastic programme lined up:

Diabetes emergencies – Angela Paisley                             Steroid safety – Christine Gibson

New diabetes therapies – Naveed Younis                           Hyponatraemia – Steve Ball

Management of the obese patient – Akheel Syed                Thyroid emergencies – James Tymms

Diabetes in pregnancy – Jenny Myers                                Acute hypercalcaemia – Jonathan Schofield

The day is aimed at GIM SpRs, but others who are interested are welcome to get in touch via the Endodiabesity contact form.

Posted in Education, General, Meetings | Leave a Comment »

Desmopressin patient safety alert

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 16 March, 2016

Please note patient safety alert released by NHS England with regards to the importance of desmopressin in patients suffering with cranial diabetes insipidus (file attached).

NHSPSAW2016001 desmopression risk of omission

Posted in General, News | Leave a Comment »

New Clinical Guidelines: Diagnosis and Treatment of Primary Adrenal Insufficiency

Posted by Safwaan Adam on 1 February, 2016

New Endocrine Society clinical guidelines on Primary Adrenal Insufficiency. Available in JCEM.


Posted in General | Leave a Comment »

9th NORTH WEST LIPID FORUM to be held on Tuesday 15th March 2016

Posted by Louise Hunter on 19 January, 2016

Posted on behalf of Dr Mo Alhelfi (ST6 Endocrinology & Diabetes, SRFT):


Dear all

Happy New Year! All the best wishes for you and your families!

I would like invite you to the 9th NORTH WEST LIPID FORUM to be held on Tuesday 15th March 2016. It is organised by Dr. Handrean Soran Consultant Physician & Endocrinologist / Honorary Senior Lecturer/ Central Manchester University Hospitals.

It will take place at Radisson BLU Hotel, Manchester Airport Chicago Avenue, Manchester Airport,

Manchester, M90 3RA, UK. It has been approved for 5 CBD points by the Royal College of Physicians.

The Registration is free. I have attached the flier (click here for programme and registration form).

To reserve your place email the attached registration form to (alhelfiATdoctors.net.uk) or fax it to 0161 276 8946 for attention of Dr. Handrean Soran.

The success of the event relies on your participation!

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further information.

Best regards

Mo Alhelfi

ST6 Diabetes/Endocrinology

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Posted in General | Leave a Comment »

Manchester SCE Course 11-12 March 2016

Posted by Louise Hunter on 17 December, 2015

This popular course will be held Friday 11th – Saturday 12th March 2016. It is an intensive two-day course intended to help candidates prepare for the Specialty Certificate Examination in Endocrinology & Diabetes.

Please find the programme, registration form and contact details in the attachment below.

Early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment!

Programme and registration details:

UniversityofManchesterSCEcourse2016 (note updated programme 4/1/16)

Posted in General | 2 Comments »

Thyroid nodules – NEJM

Posted by Akheel Syed on 10 December, 2015

Thyroid nodules are common. Read all about how best to manage them.


Posted in Education, General, Recommended | Leave a Comment »

Impact of Obesity on Health

Posted by Guest Author on 16 October, 2015

RCP CPD approved for 5 credits. Code 100727


Date: 14th November 2015 (Saturday)

Time: 0900 – 1630

Venue : Mayo Building, Salford Royal Foundation Trust

Fee: Free to all healthcare professionals. Places are limited and will be offered on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis.

Aimed at: General Practitioners, Physicians, Surgeons, Specialist Nurses and Dieticians with interest in obesity and bariatric surgery.

Description: Currently we are amidst an epidemic of obesity that is likely to worsen over the years as predicted by the ‘Foresight report for tackling obesity’. The crux of the problem is an imbalance between energy intake and energy expenditure.

The physical and psychological drivers inherent in human biology mean that the vast majority of us are predisposed to gaining weight.

Obesity not only leads to multiple comorbidities such as diabetes, sleep apnoea, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular risk, stroke, arthritis and increased risk of cancer but also results in poor quality of life and impacts longevity.

Hence there is an urgent need for awareness and action at every level and not least the medical fraternity.

The purpose of this study day is to increase awareness and to review the current evidence and practice in the management of obesity. The day will also feature the establishment of a voluntary organisation “Greater Manchester Obesity Awareness and Support” with a view to share our knowledge and to develop strategies to tackle the obesity epidemic.

Posted in Education, General, Meetings, Recommended, Training Courses | Leave a Comment »

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia talk

Posted by Louise Hunter on 15 October, 2015

On behalf of Professor Neil Hanley:

Dear All

Professor Rich Auchus is visiting from the University of Michigan as the Clinical Endocrinology Trust Lecturer prior to the BES meeting in Edinburgh.

His visit is scheduled for the afternoon of Wednesday 28th October and there is a booking for the afternoon in the Core Technology Facility Building at the University of Manchester on Grafton St (http://www.umic.co.uk/)


1330:                    Assemble at the CTF building

1400-1500:         Lecture: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia in the new millennium, beyond 17- hydroxyprogestone and glucocorticoids

1500-1530:         Tea/Coffee

1530-1700:         Case-based presentations and discussion from Paediatric endocrinology & Adult endocrinology

1700:                    Wrap-up

If you would like to attend please email Judith.toon AT manchester.ac.uk

Car parking is available across Grafton St in the multi-storey car park of the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester Royal Infirmary/Manchester Royal Children’s Hospital) or further north on Upper Brook St at the Aquatics Centre car park.




Professor Neil Hanley

Chair of Medicine & Wellcome Trust Senior Clinical Fellow | Head, Centre for Endocrinology & Diabetes | Director, Fellowship Academy; Institute of Human Development, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre, University of Manchester, AV Hill Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT.

Posted in General | Leave a Comment »