The endocrine system is a group of glands, which are organs that make hormones. Hormones are substances that help to control activities in your body. Different types of hormones control reproduction, metabolism, growth and development.
The glands that make up the endocrine system include the thyroid, parathyroid, pancreas, ovaries, testes, adrenal, pituitary and hypothalamus. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat hormone imbalances. More information can be found at www.hormone.org (the Hormone Foundation) and www.yourhormones.info (You and Your Hormones).
The Diabetes and Endocrinology service is provided at The Royal Sussex County Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital.
For a list of team members please click here
Royal Sussex County Hospital
To cancel or reschedule your appointment you can phone 01273 664500 or use either of the following: My Appointments or email dandemedicineOPD@bsuh.nhs.uk
Diabetes Nurse Specialists: 01273 696955 x 4205
(for diabetes nurse specialist appointments, please ask for Ros Paine)
Endocrine SpR: bleep x 8809 (via the Royal Sussex County Hospital switchboard)
Endocrine Nurse Specialist: 01273 696955 x 4379
Podiatry (Martin Turns) 01273 696955 x 4204
Dietetics 01273 696955 x 4290
Endocrinology Secretaries: 01273 696955 x 4311
Princess Royal Hospital
Appointments: 01444 448622 (Dr Wheatley); 01444 448605 (Dr Smith)
Diabetes Nurse Specialists: 01444 441881 x 8442/8436
Dietetics 01444 441881 x 8313
Endocrine Nurse Specialist: 01444 441881 x 5660
Endocrinology Secretaries: 01444 441881 x 8400 (Dr Wheatley); x 8089 (Dr Smith)
Coming to clinic:
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Please bring a list of all your current tablets and medicines with you.
If you have diabetes and are monitoring your blood sugar levels at home, please remember to bring your records with you to all your clinic appointments.
If you are coming to the Diabetes Clinic for an appointment with the doctor, please bring a urine sample with you for testing.
If you have been given a form for a blood test, please try to get this done 1 – 2 weeks before your appointment.
If you are not able to attend your appointment, please phone or e-mail to cancel and/or re-schedule it. Contact details for appointments are listed above.
Information for Patients
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