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Adult endocrinology

If your endocrine system isn’t functioning properly, and your hormones are imbalanced, the impact can be felt throughout the body, affecting areas such as reproduction, growth, bone health or metabolism. It’s a niche area of medicine, which requires high-level consultant support.
Dr Claire Higham

Our adult endocrinology specialist, Dr Claire Higham, has an excellent reputation, built on her experience in treating disorders that affect the endocrine system, and bringing patients’ hormone balance back to normal.

Meet Dr Higham

Specialist areas

Dr Higham will carry out a detailed process of assessment, investigation and treatment. She has in-depth knowledge and experience in a number of areas.

General pituitary
Thyroid eye
Growth hormone
Metabolic bone
Late effects
Transition and Turner syndrome
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Meet our adult endocrinology specialist

Dr Claire Higham
Dr Claire Higham
Consultant Endocrinologist

Qualifications: BA, DPhil (Oxon), MBBS, MRCP (Diabetes and Endocrinology)

Special Interests: Endocrinology, including pituitary disease, metabolic bone disease, late effects of cancer treatment and thyroid eye disease

Responsibilities: Clinics in general pituitary, thyroid eye, growth hormone, metabolic bone, late effects, transition and Turner syndrome; lead for the DXA bone mineral density scanning service; lead for the in-patient diabetes service; member of the Safe Medicines Practice Committee; member of the late effects steering group.

Endocrine clinics at the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust; Clinical Research Network regional lead for endocrine, lipids and metabolism; organisation of symposia for the Manchester Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes

Dr Higham undertook a physiology degree and DPhil at Merton College, Oxford, followed by completion of her medical training at Royal Free/University College London.

Her junior doctor training was in London followed by higher specialist training in Manchester, including a three-year clinical research fellowship at The Christie.

Dr Higham became an endocrine consultant at The Christie in 2012.