What we do

Service update:

As part of our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many of our team are now working on the front-line. This has a severe impact on our ability to manage our day-to-day clinical commitments. As such, the Diabetes team is currently only able to deal with emergencies. We will not be able to see you for non-urgent appointments, either virtually or face-to-face. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment as soon as we can.

Please read our leaflet Managing your diabetes during COVID-19 for more information.

General information:

We provide coordinated all-round support for people with diabetes which includes treatment and education.

Our specialist services include:

  • pre-pregnancy clinics, antenatal and obstetric care
  • complication management, including foot, renal, eye and neurological
  • paediatric and young persons’ clinics
  • an intensified insulin therapy service, including insulin pumps and the management of problematic hypoglycaemia.

We provide one-to-one help with starting on insulin; group and one-to-one education about how to self-manage diabetes; and group help with starting new therapies.

A unique feature is our liaison psychiatry service, which provides patients with psychological care as part of their overall treatment plan.

We are also one of only six UK centres offering islet cell transplantation for patients with type 1 diabetes and recurrent problematic hypoglycaemia.


Ground Floor, Venetian Building, Caldecot Road, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Diabetes Outpatient Appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 1919
  • Outpatient clinic reception: +44 (0)20 3299 7419
  • Outpatient clinic reception: +44 (0)20 3299 7420

Conditions we treat

Our service has various clinics that deal with the following conditions:

  • newly diagnosed type 1 and type 2 diabetes
  • retinopathy
  • pregnancy complicated by diabetes (pre-existing or gestational)
  • renal complications and associated hypertension
  • autonomic neuropathy/gastroparesis
  • erectile dysfunction
  • post-transplantation diabetes
  • lipid management
  • diabetic foot ulcers, peripheral and autonomic neuropathy, ischaemic conditions, peripheral vascular disease.

We also offer DECS, liaison psychiatry, pre-pregnancy care, a full range of podiatry services and treatments, full supportive orthotic services, educational programmes for diabetes management, islet transplantation, DAFNE programme for type 1 diabetes and insulin pump therapy.

We are piloting the 3 Dimensions of Care For Diabetes (3DFD) programme for Lambeth and Southwark residents targeting people with difficult to control diabetes. Referral criteria for 3DFD includes poorly controlled diabetes for at least six months with HbA1c > 9% as well as social problems and/or psychological problems.

Diabetes outpatient clinics
We do not have an emergency walk-in clinic. However, if patients attend Monday-Friday they will be checked and triaged by clinic nurses to assess if they need to be seen urgently or if an appointment can be made to return to clinic or, if appropriate, a local community diabetes clinic.

Booking a patient at King's

GPs should refer via NHS e-referral (e-RS) wherever possible.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Non-GP referrals should be sent by email:

Emergency Referrals
  • GPs: use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.
  • Other referrers can make an urgent referral by contacting the Diabetes secretaries via the switchboard on 020 3299 9000.
Other Queries

Diabetes Outpatient Department, tel: 020 3299 8570

Diabetic Foot Clinic tel: 020 3299 3223

Diabetes Pregnancy Clinic, tel: 020 3299 1739 or contact the Diabetes secretaries via the switchboard on 020 3299 9000.

Diabetic Eye Complication Screening is available at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Prof Stephanie Amiel Professor of Diabetes/Consultant Physician
Miss Comfort Bright-Davies Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Yee Seun Cheah Consultant Physician and Diabetologist
Dr Pratik Choudhary Consultant Physician
Dr Helen Cope Locum Consultant Diabetes Liaison Psychiatrist
Mrs Alison Cox Matron - Diabetes
Dr Nicole De Zoysa Clinical Psychologist
Miss Geraldine Gallen Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Carol Gayle Consultant Physician, Clinical Lead for Diabetes
Dr Sophie Harris Consultant
Dr David Hopkins Director, King's Health Partners Institute for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Obesity
Dr Kate Hunt Consultant in Diabetes and General Internal Medicine
Prof Khalida Ismail Consultant
Mrs Lynne Jerreat Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Danielle Lewis Consultant
Mr Kaylee Lovie Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Rifat Malik Consultant
Dr Chris Manu Consultant Diabetologist
Mrs Philippa Marks Matron/Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Omar Mustafa Consultant physician
Mrs Georgia Noble-bell Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Mr Sahra Osman Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Mrs Claire Pengilley Diabetes specialist nurse
Mrs Helen Rogers Nurse Consultant: Diabetes
Prof Francesco Rubino Chair of Bariatric and Metabolic surgery
Mrs Sini Sheejo Diabetes specialist nurse
Miss Anna Vanderpuye Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Prash Vas Consultant in Diabetes and Diabetes Foot Medicine
Dr Min Zhao Senior Islet scientist