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Diabetes and Endocrinology

We provide services at both Warrington and Halton hospitals and our philosophy is to support patients and health care professionals to safely manage and care effectively for patients in the community and hospital. We support patients with Diabetes and Endocrine conditions.

The Diabetes and Endocrinology Team provide the following services:

  • Diabetes Specialty Clinics:
    - Pre-Conception
    - Young Persons (17-25 year olds) Clinic
    - Community Open Access Clinic
    - Erectile Dysfunction Clinic
    - Insulin Pump Assessment and Care Clinic

  • Diabetes Clinic

  • Diabetes Foot Clinic

  • Medical Urgent Access Clinic

  • Endocrinology Clinic

  • Joint Medical Obstetrics Clinic

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Clinic

  • Joint Diabetes Multidisciplinary Clinic

  • Structured Diabetes Education - Type 2 patients only.


Pchattingtob(1).pngDr Paula Chattington - Clinical Lead for Diabetes + Endocrinology, Consultant Physician in Diabetes+ Endocrinology.

Sub specialty interests

Dr Chattington has specific interests in Diabetes of Young Adults and does the transitional care from paediatric diabetes for Warrington. She also runs a dedicated insulin pump service for Warrington patients. She leads on the Pre-conception and pregnancy care for patients with diabetes in conjunction with the Obstetrics team. Her general interests include endocrine or general medical conditions and Type 1 Diabetes. Within Endocrinology she has interests in Thyroid Dysfunction, Pituitary disease and adrenal failure.

simon saunders.pngDr Simon Saunders - Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Sub specialty interests

Dr Saunders has a particular interest in Type 1 Diabetes and runs the Young Adults/Transition service at Halton hospital. He is also keen on the integration of technology such as Insulin pumps and CGMS and monitoring into routine diabetes care. He has a particular interest in Sports and Exercise in Diabetes, particularly with keen amateur and semi-professional/professional athletes and is looking to run a separate diabetes and exercise clinic in the near future. Within endocrinology he is interested in Thyroid Dysfunction.

vineeth chikthimmah.pngDr Vineeth Chikthimmah - Consultant Physician in Diabetes and Endocrinology.

Sub specialty interests

Dr Chikthimmah has sub-specialty interests in Diabetic Foot Ulcers & Neuropathy care and leads the diabetes foot team, running clinics at Halton and Warrington. He also has interested in Complex Type 1 & 2 Diabetes as well as erectile dysfunction and men’s health in diabetes. Within endocrinology he has broad interests in Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal and Pituitary disorders as well as Male Hypogonadism.

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Dr Rahul Yadav - Consultant Physician in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine.

Sub specialty interests

Dr Yadav leads and is developing the Bone metabolism(osteoporosis) service as well as being interested in lipid metabolism and cardiovascular risk management in Diabetes and other Endocrine conditions. He is also interested in Obesity management. Dr Yadav is also the lead within the team for clinical research in diabetes and is involved in a number of trials.

Dr Mahmud Ahmad - Consultant Physician Diabetes and Endocrinology/Acute Medicine


Dr Ahmad joined our team in 2019. He trained extensively in the Mersey Area. He has sub-speciality interests in Insulin pump management, the care of young adults and Diabetes and pregnancy. He undertakes clinics at Warrington Hospital outpatients department. He also undertakes an Acute medicine role and is part of the team seen on the Acute Medical Unit.

diabetes team.jpgSpecialist Nurses

  • Lesley Mills - Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Jane Stamper - Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Sue McDonagh - Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Sharon Fisher - Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Carol Leach - Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Elizabeth Floyd - Diabetes Specialist Nurse
  • Janet Tasker - Diabetes Specialist Nurse

All our diabetes nurses are independent prescribers who are very experienced in the management of all types of diabetes. Within the team, some of the nurses sub-specialise in the management of specific diabetes patients. However they all cover complex diabetes clinics and help manage the inpatients within the hospital who have diabetes related issues.

As a diabetes and endocrine team our ethos is to focus on the individual and their problem. We try and do this as much as possible within the time frame of the appointment. With the exception of certain specialist clinics the time frames are structured as follows:-

New patient appointment – 30 minutes

Follow-up appointment – 15 minutes (10 minutes in Endocrine)

Nurse led Clinics – variable times

We provide a mix of clinics on both hospital sites. The only clinic provided exclusively at Warrington Hospital is the Medical Obstetrics Clinic, which is run in conjunction with the obstetricians within the Womens’ Health department of the hospital.

We also run a Structured Diabetes Education programme called MyDiabetes- details for contacting this service are found in the Contact Us section.

Warrington Diabetes Clinics

Day Morning (9:00-13:00) Afternoon (13:30-17:30)

Diabetes Specialty Clinic / Diabetes Foot Clinic

Diabetes Specialty Clinic
Wednesday   Joint Medical Obstetrics Clinic
Thursday Diabetes Foot Clinic Diabetes Specialty Clinic
Friday   New Patient Diabetes Clinic


Halton Diabetes Clinic

Day Morning (9:00-13:00)
Monday New Patient Diabetes Clinic
Tuesday New Patient Diabetes Clinic
Thursday Diabetes Specialty Clinic

Diabetes Specialty Clinic / Diabetes Foot Clinic

Warrington Endocrinology Clinic

Day Morning (9:00-13:00) Afternoon (13:30-17:30)
Tuesday Metabolic bone Clinic  
Wednesday   Endocrine New and Follow-up
Friday Endocrine New and Follow-up  


Halton Endocrinology Clinic

Day Afternoon (13:30-17:30)
Thursday Endocrine New and Follow-up
Friday Endocrine New and Follow-up


Nurse Led Clinics (both sites)

Day Morning (9:00-13:00)
Monday DSN Clinic
Tuesday DSN Clinic
Wednesday Men's Health Clinic

Open Assess (Bath Street before 11am) / DSN Clinic

Friday DSN Clinic

Diabetes Centre
Appleton Wing First Floor
Warrington Hospital
Lovely Lane

Ground Floor
Halton Hospital
Hospital Way

To contact the Diabetes Centre please call:

  • Warrington - 01925 662179

  • Halton - 01928 753038


For consultant queries please contact the appropriate secretary on the following contact numbers:

  • Dr Chattington - 01925 662566

  • Dr Chikthimmah - 01925 662410

  • Dr Yadav - 01925 662144

  • Dr Saunders - 01928 753393

Diabetes Education

For queries relating to our Diabetes Education Programme please call 01925 251417.

Warrington Hospital

The Nightingale Building (formerly known as Halton Hospital)