Dr Neil Gittoes Consultant Endocrinologist
Dr Neil GittoesConsultant Endocrinologist

Professor Neil Gittoes

BSc(Hons) MBChB(Hons) PhD FRCP

Professor Neil Gittoes is Consultant Endocrinologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) and Honorary Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham where he is Head of the Centre of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (CEDAM). He also holds a senior leadership and management role at QEHB as Associate Medical Director for Clinical Partnerships. He provides transition services for young people with calcium and bone problems at the Birmingham Children's Hospital. He is also Consultant in Metabolic Bone Diseases at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham.



Prof Gittoes has a broad spectrum of professional skills spanning research, teaching and leadership but at the centre of his beliefs and ethos is high quality, patient-focussed clinical care.


Professor Gittoes has multiple roles and responsibilities within the NHS locally and nationally. He leads and contributes to many professional societies and charities at a national level. He is a Trustee of the National Osteoporosis Society and Chairman of the Clinical and Scientific Committee of the National Osteoporosis Society.


As a marker of esteem and National recognition of Professor Gittoes' contribution to medicine and endocrinology, he was awarded a national level Clinical Excellence Award at the Bronze level (level 9) in 2008, Silver (level 10) in 2013 and in 2017, a highly prestigious Gold (level 11 of 12) Clinical Excellence Award.   


Professor Gittoes sees patients privately at the BMI Priory Hospital, Birmingham and BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital. Additionally Professor Gittoes has extensive experience as an expert witness in medicolegal cases successfully representing claimants and defendants.

Specialist interests

Osteoporotic bone

Osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases


Prof Gittoes has over 20 years of experience in specialist endocrinology at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one of the largest and most highly regarded endocrine centres in the UK and internationally.


He was appointed consultant in 2001 and over this time Prof Gittoes has become established as a national expert in osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases. He is a key opinion leader in all elements of metabolic bone disorders.


Examples of metabolic bone diseases:

  • Osteoporosis
  • Primary hyperparathyroidism
  • Calcium problems
  • Vitamin D deficiency
  • Paget's disease of bone

Gland-based endocrinology


Prof Gittoes has extensive experience in thyroid disease, pituitary disease and general endocrinology. He has worked in a tertiary referral hospital for specialist endocrinology for over 20 years. He is a core member of the pituitary multidisciplinary team (MDT), responsible for management of patients with pituitary disease who may require pituitary surgery, radiotherapy or medical/endocrine therapy.


Examples of endocrine problems:

  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pituitary tumours
  • Polycystic ovarian syndromeod problems

Contact details

Professor Neil Gittoes (NHS/Univ)

Department of Endocrinology

Centre for Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (CEDAM)

Heritage Building

Queen Elizabeth Hospital



B15 2TH





NHS Secretary

Tel 0121 371 6940

Fax 0121 371 6941


Professor Neil Gittoes (Private)

BMI The Priory Hospital



0121 446 1638




BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital

St Andrews Road

Droitwich Spa



01905 793316


Professor Gittoes at BMI Priory & Droitwich


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Tel 07896890508

Fax 01386 792492


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Useful links and patient resources

You and Your Hormones - Resource of the Society for Endocrinology providing detailed patient focussed information on endocrine diseases.


Royal Osteoporosis Society - Detailed coverage of osteoporosis and related bone diseases.


Brittle Bone Society - Patient focussed resource for those with brittle bone disease or osteogenesis imperfecta.


Hypoparathyroidism UK - Coverage of parathyroid diseases for patients.


Paget's Association - Information for patients with Paget's disease of bone.


British Thyroid Foundation - Patient support group for those with thyroid disease, backed by the British Thyroid Association.


Pituitary Foundation - Broad coverage of all aspects of pituitary disease with a major patient focus.

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