Patient Information & Support


What is endocrinology?

Endocrinology is the study of hormones. Hormones are chemicals which are produced by a variety of glands and travel in the blood stream to exert their effects, often upon a range of different organ systems. The following are examples of hormones:

The endocrine clinic deals with conditions and problems which occur when the body produces either too little or too much hormone.  Some examples are provided in the table below:


Where can I get further information?

General Information

You and Your Hormones is a patient information resource produced by the Society for Endocrinology (UK)

The Hormone Health Network is a patient information resource produced by the Endocrine Society (USA)

Thyroid Information

British Thyroid Foundation

Pituitary Disease

The Pituitary Foundation


A full list of endocrine patient support groups is available on the Society for Endocrinology website.