What we do

We provide co-ordinated all-round support for people with diabetes that 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.


Suite 3, Golden Jubilee Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 8313
  • Diabetes Outpatient Appointments: +44 (0)20 3299 1919

Patient Information Leaflets

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, but if patients turn up, Monday-Friday, they will be checked and triaged by clinic nurses to assess if they need to be seen urgently or an appointment can be made to return to clinic or, if appropriate, a local community diabetes clinic.

Booking a patient at King's

Appointments for this service are made via the national Choose and Book system. Please see the Choose and Book page for more information.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Email routine referrals to kch-tr.KCHReferrals@nhs.net.

Emergency Referrals

For urgent referrals please contact 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
Ms Jennie Brown Diabetes Nurse Specialist
Dr Yee Seun Cheah Consultant Diabetologist
Dr Pratik Choudhary Consultant Physician
Mrs Alison Cox Lead In-Patient Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Nicole De Zoysa Clinical Psychologist
Dr Anne Doherty Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist
Miss Geraldine Gallen Senior Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Carol Gayle Consultant Physician, Clinical Lead for Diabetes
Ms Cinzia Halfyard Community Diabetic Nurse
Miss Colette Harbutt paediatric diabetes specialist nurse
Dr Kate Hunt Clinical Lecturer in Diabetes
Dr Khalida Ismail consultant psychiatrist
Dr Danielle Lewis Consultant
Dr Rifat Malik Consultant
Mrs Philippa Marks Matron/Lead Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Omar Mustafa Consultant physician
Mrs Georgia Noble-bell Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Mrs Claire Pengilley Diabetes specialist nurse
Miss Holly Roche dsn
Mrs Helen Rogers Diabetes Consultant Nurse
Prof Francesco Rubino Chair of Bariatric and Metabolic surgery
Mrs Jo Sewell DSN
Ms Helen Tang Islet Scientist
Miss Anna Vanderpuye Diabetes Specialist Nurse
Dr Prash Vas Consultant in Diabetes and Diabetes Foot Medicine
Dr Min Zhao Senior Islet scientist