We see all endocrine conditions within our service, which commonly include

Short stature, including growth hormone deficiency
Thyroid Disorders- both underactive and over active
Disorders of Puberty- early and delayed
Disorders of the Adrenal gland

We also have some specialist clinics
Complex Bone Clinic ( Dr A Mason, Prof Ahmed, Dr McDevitt & Dr Kinning)
Children with complex bone disorders, including osteogenesis imperfecta, bone metabolism and skeletal dysplasias are seen in this clinic, together with geneticists and occupational therapists
Craniopharyngioma Clinic (Dr M G Shaikh & Dr A Kyriakou)
A multidisciplinary clinic, consisting of endocrinologists, oncologists, radiotherapists and neurosurgeons, who review children with tumours of the pituitary gland.
DSD Clinic (Prof SF Ahmed, Dr R McGowan & Dr R Hind)
Gender Dysphoria Clinic ( Dr A Kyriakou)
Young people who have concerns with their gender identity are initially assessed by the Sandyford team and then assessed by our service.
Genetic Tumour Clinic (Dr M G Shaikh)
Those children who have been identified with a genetic predisposition to endocrine tumours are seen and screened in this clinic.
Hyperinsulinism Clinic ( Dr M G Shaikh)
This clinic is held every 3 months for patients with congenital hyperinsulinism. Twice a year, the NORCHI (Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism Service) team also attend.
Late Effects of Childhood Cancer (Dr M G Shaikh & Dr A Kyriakou)
These are joint clinics with either the haematologists or oncologists, in which we treat and monitor children who are at risk of having endocrine problems as a result of their underlying tumour/cancer or as a result of its treatment.
Prader-Willi Clinic (Dr M G Shaikh & Dr A Kyriakou)
Children with Prader- Willi Syndrome from across the country attend this multi-disciplinary service, which includes dietetics, child and adolescent psychiatry and occupational therapy.
Renal Clinics (Dr A Mason & Dr J Wong)
We also hold joint clinics with our Nephrologists for children with kidney disease who have growth and puberty issues
Transition Service (Dr M G Shaikh & Dr C Perry)
This clinic helps young people who need ongoing endocrine care gradually move across to the adult sector.
Turners Syndrome (Dr A Mason)
Girls with Turner’s Syndrome from across the West of Scotland are seen by a multi- disciplinary team, including adult endocrine/gynaecology input.

We  provide endocrine services in conjunction with the local paediatricians through outreach clinics at the following hospitals.

Royal Hospital for Children, Aberdeen ( Prof SF Ahmed)
Royal Alexander Hospital, Paisley ( Dr M G Shaikh)
Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert (Dr M G Shaikh)
Crosshouse Hospital ( Dr A Mason)
Ayr & Irvine Hospital (Dr A Mason)
Wishaw General Hospital (Dr J Wong)

Daycase Investigation Unit
The Daycase Investigation Unit is based in Ward 1C on the first floor of the Children’s Hospital, (
You may be asked to attend for fasting bloods, more complex tests or for some treatments.
The complex tests, which assess the hormones in more detail are usually performed on Monday & Thursday mornings.
A list of the tests we commonly do are below
Growth Hormone Tests
Insulin Tolerance Test

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Arginine Test

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Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone Test

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HCG test

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Adrenal Glands
Synacthen Test

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