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Children and Young People's Diabetes (CYPD) Service

The Children and Young People's Diabetes (CYPD) Service at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust (BTHFT) is a multidisciplinary team caring for children and young people with Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, MODY, neonatal diabetes, syndrome associated diabetes and diabetes associated with other conditions such as Cystic Fibrosis.

Outpatient clinics are held at St Luke's Hospital for CYPD until the end of school year 11. If appropriate, the young people are then transferred to the Transition Clinic based at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI). All inpatient care is delivered at BRI.

What we do

The Bradford Children's Diabetes Service aims to provide an holistic, family centred and accessible service that is culturally sensitive and of an excellent standard from diagnosis through to transition into the adult service.

We aim to work in partnership with young people and their families so that they are able to take increasing responsibility for their diabetes management and make informed decisions regarding their health for the future.

The team


Shaun Gorman Clinical Lead for Paediatrics and Lead for the Paediatric Diabetes Team

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Ann Brooker - Paediatric Senior Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Donna Ashcroft - Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Renu Ali - Paediatric Diabetes Nurse Specialist

Sandra Dudding - Adult Diabetes Nurse Specialist (Transition Service)


Shaun Gorman - Consultant Paediatrician with special interest in Diabetes

Mathew Mathai - Consultant Paediatrician with special interest in Diabetes

Donald Whitelaw - Adult Diabetologist (Transition Service)

Clinical Psychologist

Sarah Harrison

Vicki Lee


Alison Woodhead - Highly Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

Peter Butterworth - Specialist Paediatric Diabetes Dietitian

Helen Matebele - Highly Specialist Diabetes Dietitian (Transition Service) (maternity leave)

Diabetes Administrator

Sarah Haigh

Diabetes Secretary

Diane Bunting

Getting here

Please use the link below for maps and directions:


Feedback, complaints and compliments

Parents/carers of children with diabetes gave a score of 9.2 out of 10 when asked to rate how likely they would be to recommend the Bradford Children's Diabetes Clinic to a friend or another family with a child who has diabetes.

A score above 9 indicates a high level of satisfaction.

(National Paediatric Diabetes Audit experience survey for parents and carers 2013/14)

Contact us

Monday to Friday 0800-1800

Children's Diabetes Team Office - 01274 365219 (non-urgent)

E-mail: SLH.DiabetesTeam@bthft.nhs.uk

Pager - 07659171892 (urgent)

Out of Hours Service

Children's Assessment Unit (BRI) - 01274 382311

Service opening times

Monday - Friday 0800-1800

Translators and interpreters

Interpreters can be arranged for all appointments. Please contact the Children's Diabetes Team with details about which language is required and whether a male or female interpreter is preferred.

First appointment/what to bring

Appointments at the Children's Diabetes Clinic last for 30 minutes and a Children's Diabetes Doctor, Nurse and Dietitian will all be present.

On arrival at clinic, each child or young person is weighed, has their height recorded and an HbA1c is measured. The HbA1C test is completed by your doctor or nurse and it helps to show how well the blood glucose levels are being controlled month after month. 

It is really important to bring blood glucose meters to clinic, including the meter that may usually be kept at school. The information can be downloaded on to the computer in the clinic room and this can inform decisions about any treatment changes that may be necessary.

You may also have been asked to bring a food diary or carbohydrate counting records too.


It is really important to let us know if you cannot attend an appointment, this will allow us to give the appointment to another child and we can rearrange your appointment. Please contact the Children's Diabetes Team. Tel. 01274 365219 if you need to cancel your appointment. Thank you.


There is no need to routinely bring your insulin pens to clinic. However, please bring any other type of medication that your child has been prescribed or any supplement s/ herbal remedies that your child takes.