Endocrinology

What we do

We treat patients with a range of disorders of the endocrine (hormonal) system, such as the thyroid, adrenal and pituitary glands. We work closely with neurosurgery, and endocrine surgery, and diagnose and treat people with conditions including:

  • pituitary disease. We provide a regional pituitary tumour service, which is the largest in the London Cancer Alliance (LCA).
  • growth and puberty disorders
  • adrenal disease including adrenal cancer. We provide a regional specialist service and are an expert centre for the management of adrenal cancer.
  • thyroid disorders such as nodules, goitres, hyper and hypothyroidism (over and underactive thyroid) and thyroid cancer
  • reproductive disorders
  • parathyroid diseases including parathyroid cancer
  • severe obesity.

See our neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) page for information on NETs.

Our patients have investigations in our dedicated programmed investigation unit (PIU) and we also have a specialist isolation room for patients with thyroid cancer who need radioactive iodine therapy. We also see patients in a number of clinics:

  • Rapid Access, Thyroid Nodule and Neck Lump
  • Thyroid Oncology (tumour)
  • General Thyroid Clinic (hypo and hyperthyroidism)
  • Pituitary
  • Adolescent Endocrine
  • General Endocrine
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obesity.

Important: our outpatient appointments held Monday-Friday morning have moved to the Venetian building. Friday afternoon clinics are held in Suite 3.

Preparing for your appointment

Please bring to your appointment a list of all medications you are taking.

If you are referred to King's for obesity, you will be sent a questionnaire. Please complete this and bring it with your to your appointment.

Location

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

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 8890

Patient Information Leaflets

Conditions we treat

We treat patients (referred by primary care and tertiary referrers) who have a range of endocrine disorders including:

  • thyroid disease – multinodular goitre, single nodule, thyroid cancer, hypo and hyperthyroidsm, redo thyroid operations,post-partum thyroid problems, drug-induced thyroid dysfunction
  • hypothalamic pituitary disorders – functioning and non-functioning pituitary adenomas
  • parathyroid disease – hyperparathyroidism, adenoma, multiglandular hyperplasia, parathyroid cancer
  • adrenal disease – adrenal hypertension, Cushing’s syndrome, Conn's syndrome, phaeochromocytoma, Addison’s disease, adrenal cancer, redo adrenal operations
  • severe obesity – BMI>40.

Booking a patient at King's

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

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Other healthcare professionals can email routine referrals to:

Neck lumps and thyroid swelling
See the Thyroid nodule or swelling diagnosis algorithm for referral guidance. For other neck lumps, see Oral and Maxillofacial surgery for the head and neck bump clinic.

Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)
See our (NETs) page.

Emergency Referrals

GPs: to make an urgent referral, use NHS e-Referral and state that the referral is urgent.

For emergencies, referrers can call 020 3299 9000, bleep 188 09:00-17:00 to speak to the on-call endocrine SpR. Out of these hours, refer patients with emergency endocrine problems to the on-call medical team via King’s main switchboard, tel 020 3299 9000.

Neck lumps and thyroid swelling
See the Thyroid nodule or swelling diagnosis algorithm for referral guidance. If a 2 week wait suspected cancer referral is needed, see the 2 week wait page. For other neck lumps, see Oral and Maxillofacial surgery for the head and neck bump clinic.

Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs)
See our (NETs) page.

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Mrs Fiona Anthonypillai Clinical nurse Specialist for Endocrinology
Dr Simon Aylwin Consultant Endocrinologist and Lead clinician for Endocrinology
Mrs Maria Campbell Pathway Co-ordinator
Ms Patsy Coskeran Endocrine Specialist Nurse
Dr Salvador J. Diaz-Cano Consultant Histopathologist & Molecular and Research Head
Dr Jackie Gilbert Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist
Dr Valeria Mondelli Liaison Psychiatrist
Dr Karl Neff Consultant Endocrinologist
Dr Hisham Nizar Honorary Senior Fellow
Dr Gill Vivian Nuclear Medicine Consultant Physician
Dr Ben Whitelaw Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist