Paediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes and Rheumatology RHCYP
Welcome to your week placement in Speciality Paediatric Endocrinology / Diabetes and Rheumatology
These disciplines are predominantly outpatient specialities. Most of your clinical experience and learning will be in attending outpatient clinics. Listed below is an extensive clinic schedule. Please liaise with the registrars to help plan your week as clinic dates change depending on the week.
If there are inpatients, they will be seen on morning ward rounds. We would also recommend shadowing the inpatient registrar for acute admissions and the diabetic nurse specialists and dieticians when they counsel families.
Learning opportunities are also available in shadowing the specialist nurses in Direlton (day case) who undertake specialist investigations. There are also opportunities to shadow the rheumatology MDT team, including PT and OT sessions.
There is a diabetes app which is free to download from the App store and Google Place store: Healthzone UK; select RHCYP Diabetes.
This is an invaluable app which we use clinically and advise all families to use to help in their management of diabetes and education.
First Day Arrangements
Monday 9am, Area 2, Clinical Staff Offices, 2nd Floor, RHCYP
The endo/diabetes and rheum team are round the corner, on far left hand side by the printing room, Ask for the registrar or page #9187, (dial 77001 and follow instructions). There are no lockers, but you can leave your bags in the trainee drawer. You are more than welcome to leave food in the fridges.
In the event you are unable to attend your shift, please contact Marion Henderson (secretary) on 0131 312 0443.
The main contacts for this placement will be the Registrars: currently Cesca and Chris (#9187) but this will change on a 6 monthly basis.
Endocrine/Diabetes Consultants and Associate Specialists - Louise Bath, Daniele Elleri, Sarah Kiff, Harriet Miles, Tarini Chetty, Rod Mitchell, Kathryn Noyes
Diabetes Nurse Specialists - Elaine Hogg, Anna Freeden, Morag McDonald, Cheryl Payne, Russell Hall, Jane Doyle, Angela Archibald
Diabetes Dieticians - Cat Tulloch, Leigh Owens, Bethany Cairns
Endocrine Nurse Specialists - Jen Roach, Kirstie Paterson
Rheumatology Consultants - Mary Brennan, Cat Anderson
Rheumatology Nurse Specialists - Imogen Kelly, Vanessa Raimondo
Rheumatology PT - Jenny Hagger
Rheumatology OT - Lauren Henderson