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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
I am currently the Clincial Lead for the Department of Diabetes and Endocrinologyat West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust (Watford General Hospital, Hemel Hempstead General Hospital and St. Albans' City Hospital). I work as part a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist as part of a department committed to providing excellent services to patients with diabetes and endocrine conditions. In addition to my General Medical commitments and routine diabetes and endocrine work, I am currently the Lead for diabetes and endocrine disorders in pregnancy and the Lead for the young adult diabetes service at Hemel Hempstead. I have a strong interest in medical education and teaching having previously been the undergraduate tutor at Watford and program director for medicine for medical students from St. George’s Hospital, Grenada.
My undergraduate training was at St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School/Imperial College from where I graduated in 1998 having also completed an intercalated BSc(Hons). I undertook my post-graduate training primarily in London which included a period of research in thyroid disease and metabolic bone disease at the Hammersmith Hospital.
At Spire Bushey Hospital I see patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes. The facilities at Spire Bushey allow full appropriate investigation of these conditions. Furthermore, my close links here with colleagues from Watford allows multi-disciplinary team working to help direct further management as needed.
I believe that treatment should be patient centred and individualised with good communication key to this. It is essential to discuss management plans and potential treatment options clearly. Such decisions should ultimately depend upon evidence based guidance but also importantly upon patient choice.
Areas of interest
Diabetes; thyroid disease; pituitary disease; adrenal disease; calcium disorders; parathyroid disease; polycystic ovarian syndrome; hypertension; diabetes and endocrine disorders in pregnancy
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist, West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust (Watford General Hospital and Hemel Hempstead General Hospitals)
Community Consultant Diabetologist Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University College Hospital, London
Psychology in type 1 diabetes, thyroid autoimmunity and miscarriage, genetic susceptibility to diabetes, new treatments in diabetes, new treatments in the management of lipid disorders
I thoroughly enjoy my job and my speciality. Outside of work spending time with my family is my priority. I have three children who keep me extremely busy. I keep fit by running regularly and am also a keen football fan, however I will watch and play most sports given the slightest opportunity!
- BSc (Hons) Histopathology 2(i) University of London 1995
- MBBS University of London 1998
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2015
Reference number 4529277
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate Completion of Training General (Internal) Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
British Thyroid Association
Royal College of Physicians
Society for Endocrinology
- Spire Bushey Hospital, WD23 1RD
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 07788 260660
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Caroline Hesketh 07555216784