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Speciality: Endocrinology and Diabetes

Programme Description
GMC Reference: NOS/410

The North of Scotland(NOS) training programme in Endocrinology and Diabetes is long established and consistently rated as 'excellent' in external peer reviews. A comprehensive spectrum of clinical experience is provided within the NOS deanery.

Training Programme Director: Dr Sam Philip

The clinical and research interests of the supervising consultants are as follows:

Dr P Abraham (Pituitary, Thyroid),

Dr AE Gold (Diabetes education, including psychological aspects),

Dr S Philip (Diabetic retinopathy, Diabetes and Endocrine IT and Telemedicine)

Dr WA Watson (Medical education, diabetes in pregnancy),

Dr Alex Graveling (Thyroid, Neuroendocrinology)

Dr Susan McGeoch (Late effects, Reproductive endocrinology),

Dr Jane Dymott (Late effects, Reproductive endocrinology),

Dr Hannah Robertson (Public Health)

Dr Utkarsh Kulkarni (Endocrine Obesity, inherited disorders of metabolism)

The training covers all of the sub-specialist disciplines necessary to successfully obtain a CCT in Diabetes & Endocrinology. The specialty is predominantly out-patient based with an in-patient commitment to General Internal Medicine. This commences at ST3 level and lasts 5 years for the majority of trainees, leading to dual accreditation in Diabetes and Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine. The specialty clinics offer excellent opportunities to gain sub-specialist training in the management of diabetic pregnancy, paediatric and adolescent diabetes, diabetic renal disease, diabetic neuropathy and foot problems, diabetic eye disease, thyroid problems, pituitary and adrenal disease, reproductive endocrinology, paediatric endocrinology, metabolic bone disease and the endocrine aspects of cancer.  

During training, one year of general medicine and speciality may be undertaken in either Raigmore Hospital, Inverness (Prof S MacRury, Dr R Harvey and Dr S Bal, Dr D Macfarlane, Dr K Muir   - consultants in Endo/DM/GIM) or Dr Gray's Hospital, Elgin (Dr FM Strachan, Dr CM Park).

We are a collaborative and enthusiastic unit, fully committed to excellence in training and clinical care for Endocrinology and Diabetes.

For any queries regarding please contact Dr Philip through his secretary on 01224 558075.



Research, audit, teaching and management opportunities

Research opportunities may be arranged with any of the supervising consultants but we also have strong links with academic colleagues in Biochemistry (Prof K Docherty, insulin action and stem cell research) and the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health. Trainees are also encouraged to attend national training events such as the Clinical Endocrine Update meetings. There are opportunities to explore the academic aspects of Diabetes & Endocrinology through the above links and many previous trainees have taken advantage of the research opportunities available, usually leading to the award of an MD or PhD. Trainees are provided ample opportunities to lead quality improvement initiatives and become involved in departmental teaching initiatives.  


For any queries regarding please contact Dr Philip through his secretary on 01224 558075.

Where is the training delivered?
Training is delivered across:

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen

RaigmoreHospital, Inverness

Dr Gray’s Hospital, Elgin

Contacts and Useful Links
Programme Type Deanery based or National: Deanery
Administration office North of Scotland
Lead Dean / Director Professor Alastair McLellan
Responsible Associate Postgraduate Dean or Assistant Director (GP) Dr Marion Slater
Specialty or Sub-specialty Specialty or Sub-specialty: Specialty
Date of GMC recent approval August 2010
Associated Royal College - Faculty
Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (web site)
Curriculum and Associated Assessment System
Programme Administrator: Named Programme Administrator: Kerry Anne Ferrie
Address: NHS Education for Scotland 2 Central Quay 89 Hydepark Street Glasgow G3 8BW
Programme Director Programme Director Name: Dr Sam Philip
Quality of Training Quality Management

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