General description of the work Consultant Endocrinologists undertake
The Consultant Endocrinologist is a doctor specialising in the management and treatment of hormone related disorders and diseases such as diabetes and thyroid hormone problems.
Most common clinical areas / procedures leading to a claim of clinical negligence
- The diagnosis, management and treatment of patients suffering from diabetes
- Problems related to the management and treatment of hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism
- The diagnosis, management and treatment of Cushings disease, Addison’s disease, pituitary hormone problems and growth hormone problems
Sub–Specialities / Alternative and Additional job titles
The Consultant Endocrinologist may be known as a Consultant Physician who has an interest in endocrinology or may have the title Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist.
The Consultant Endocrinologist will usually have MRCP or FRCP (Membership or Fellowship of one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians) after his name.
The Consultant Endocrinologist may be a Lecturer or Professor in Medicine or in Endocrinology at a Medical School. He/She may be an Examiner for one of the Royal Colleges of Physicians.