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Consultant Profile

Dr Stuart Bennett

Consultant in acute care and Head of Service for endocrinology and diabetes

Stuart is a specialist in all aspects of endocrinology and the management of patients with Type 1 diabetes, especially young adults and the transition from paediatric to adult services.

He provides clinical support to the diabetes podiatry service at North Tyneside General Hospital and support to the insulin pump therapy service across our trust.

Since 2005, Stuart has been working as an acute care physician each Friday on the Emergency Care Unit at North Tyneside General Hospital.

Stuart has worked as a consultant physician for our trust since 2003 specialising in the treatment of diabetes and other hormonal problems (endocrinology). He trained locally and has carried out research into familial risk factors for diabetes and insulin resistance alongside Professor Mark Walker at the University of Newcastle.

Since 2013 he has been Head of Service for endocrinology and diabetes; prior to this he was clinical governance lead for this service.

Dr Bennett is an accredited DAFNE Doctor helping to deliver the nationally recognised Type 1 diabetes education programme in North Tyneside. He is the clinical lead for ‘young adult’ diabetes services and endocrinology services across out trust.

Stuart holds a variety of clinics, all at North Tyneside General Hospital’s Diabetes Resource Centre:
• general endocrinology clinic every Tuesday morning which is supported by a specialist registrar, GP trainee and an endocrine specialist nurse. Patients would normally see only one member of the specialist team when they attend clinic.
• Type 1 diabetes clinic every Thursday afternoon. On the 4th Thursday of each month he delivers a late afternoon / early evening clinic for patients with diabetes who have work commitments during normal office hours.
• Afternoon / early evening clinic for ‘young adults’ (16 – 25 years of age) with diabetes twice a month on the 3rd Tuesday and the 3rd Wednesday.

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