Diabetes and Endocrinology

Training Programme Management Commitee (TPMC) Chair

Dr Maria Barnard

Diabetes and Endocrinology TPMC chair/TPD
E  maria.barnard1@nhs.net

Training Programme Directors (TPDs)

Dr Maria Barnard – maria.barnard1@nhs.net

Prof Will Drake   w.m.drake@qmul.ac.uk

Trainee Representatives

Dr Munochiso Nwokolo

Trainee Rep (North Central London Rotation)



Dr Janine Makaronidis

Trainee Rep (North Central London Rotation)

E makaronidis.janine@doctors.org.uk

Dr Emily Goodchild

Trainee Rep (North East London Rotation)

Training at UCLPartners (A trainee representatives perspective)

The Specialist Registrar training rotation in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General (Internal) Medicine in the North East sector of the UCLPartners programme provides an exciting and supportive programme of training based on extensive clinical experience, backed by academic exposure in units of high international and national standing.

The main centres for this rotation are St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals, and the Training Programme Director is Professor WM Drake. The rotation involves clinical activity at both the teaching hospitals and at Queen’s Hospital, King George Hospital, Homerton Hospital, Newham Hospital and Whipps Cross Hospital. Experience is obtained in the context of a very large patient population containing common and rare clinical conditions. The centres involved also have large and successful research groups and the trainees will have every opportunity to take part in the academic and research activities that are ongoing. Extensive research studies are in progress in the following areas: disorders of growth in paediatric and adult patients, the hypothalamic control of the pituitary, pituitary tumours and their pathogenesis, adrenal diseases, the genetic and endocrine aspects of cancer. The molecular endocrinology section of the department is particularly involved in ongoing research in endocrine receptors, signalling and its modulation, and the mechanisms of oncogenesis in pituitary tumours.

Experience in diabetes is provided on all sites. At St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals, there are general diabetic clinics, pump clinics for young adults with IDDM, an adolescent clinic and joint renal/diabetes clinics. More recently, Newham Hospital has initiated a new mechanism by which to engage patients through their video conferencing service. The Homerton Hospital Diabetes Centre offers an excellent retinal screening service with links to Moorfields Hospital. Extensive research studies are in progress in the following areas: molecular genetics/epigenetics of diabetes, obesity, and studies relating to diabetic twins. There are also close research links with diabetes centres in Madras, Bangladesh and Finland. Both the diabetes and general medical services provide extensive experience in trans-cultural medicine.

UCLPartners Training Programmes Manager (TPM)

E  medical@uclpartners.com

T  020 3108 2323

Healthcare Education Team (HET) at Health Education England

E E&D.lase@hee.nhs.uk

T  020 7866 3219

Training days and events

Training days and events 2017


Diabetic foot assessment video for healthcare professionals

(courtesy of Dr Francisco Medici, Homerton University Hospital)