We are a specialist Children and Young People's (CYP) Endocrinology Service, and our team is made up of specialist doctors and nurses. We also have access to the specialist adolescent psychology service, play specialists, and safeguarding team and are supported by a team of admin staff.

We work closely with specialist adult and young people's services at UCLH such as Adult Endocrinology and gynaecology, urology and reproductive medicine.

Our values: 

  • We will put your child’s safety and wellbeing above everything else
  • We will offer you the kindness we would want for a loved one
  • We achieve through teamwork
  • We strive to keep improving

The Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH), in partnership with adolescent and adult services at University College London Hospitals (UCLH), form the London Centre for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes.

We’re here to deliver a high quality and responsive service that maximises health and wellbeing for young people and their families. Generally, although we take direct GP referrals to UCLH from 4-5 years of age, the majority of children 0-13 are referred to GOSH and new referrals of teenagers are seen in a more adolescent appropriate environment at UCLH. Children from GOSH endocrinology service are transitioned over to UCLH at the most appropriate time usually between 13-15 years of age.

We support children and young people with a variety of endocrine conditions in our adolescent endocrine and joint transition clinics with colleagues from the adult endocrine service. We will usually transition to adult services with transfer at the appropriate time after their 18th birthday.

The CNS team run nurse led clinics with a focus on independence training to educate and support Young People to begin to manage their own health condition.  These clinics can include:

  • Information around Growth Hormone device choice and ongoing support and monitoring
  • Training for emergency hydrocortisone injection administration
  • Illness and injury management of hydrocortisone medication 
  • Thyroid reviews
  • Encouragement and support in gaining Independence of managing long term health conditions 

Other contact information

Young People’s Endocrine Nursing team
This email inbox is for non-urgent clinical queries. 
Email: uclh.aendocrine.cns@nhs.net

Administration team
These contact details are for questions regarding appointments. 
Email: uclh.paedendo@nhs.net
Phone: 0203 447 9455/9445 

Admissions team – This contact details are for queries a planned admission/day case procedure.
Email: uclh.paedsandadolescentadmissions@nhs.net
Phone: 0203 447 7941 or 07852 220591

Outside of office hours
There is limited cover outside of office hours, Your GP or local hospital doctor can call the UCLH switchboard (020 3456 7890) and request to speak with the Paediatric registrar on call. This service is very limited and should only be used for serious concerns. For routine queries please contact us during office hours.

Urgent or serious illness
In the case of urgent problems, you should attend your local hospital accident and emergency department or urgent treatment centre as a medical emergency. Your GP or local hospital doctor can go through the UCLH switchboard and request to speak with the adolescent Endocrine or Paediatric registrar on call. The registrar will be able to contact an Endocrine consultant if required. 


Children and young people's endocrinology
University College Hospital
235 Euston Road

T11 (under 12-year-olds) and T12 (13- to 18-year-olds)
235 Euston Road

Outpatients Clinic:
Lower Ground Floor
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing
235 Euston Road

Other referral information

Internal referrals:

  • Epic Consultant in basket Pool - P Paeds: Endocrinology Clinician Pool

Our nationally recognised service helps children and adolescents with a variety of endocrine conditions including:

  • Growth and puberty disorders
  • Pituitary gland disorders
  • Calcium metabolism, salt and water balance disorders 
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Endocrine late effects of oncology therapy
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Gynaecomastia in adolescent males 
  • Differences in Sex Development (DSD)
  • Growth, puberty and fertility problems in association with sex chromosome variations (Turner and Klinefelter syndrome) 
  • Specialist Turner Syndrome MDT clinics
  • Diabetes