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Endocrinology

Endocrinology is concerned with study of the biosynthesis, storage, chemistry, biochemical and physiological function of hormones and with the cells of the endocrine glands and tissues that secrete them.

The endocrine system consists of several glands, all in different parts of the body, that secrete hormones directly into the blood rather than into a duct system. Hormones have many different functions and modes of action; one hormone may have several effects on different target organs, and, conversely, one target organ may be affected by more than one hormone.

We have four Endocrinology Consultants:

Internal link Ian O'Connell
Internal link Sushmita Pearce
Internal link James Tymms
Internal link Daniel B Kannappan

Our Clinics operate at various times at Leigh Infirmary as well as the Thomas Linacre Centre and at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan.

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