Consultant Profile

Dr Andrew Johnson

Dr Andrew Johnson BSc, MB BS, MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
    • Diabetes
    • Endocrinology
    • Obesity
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
  • General medicine
    • Diabetic medicine
    • Obesity
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:
• Thyroid, parathyroid, pituitary and adrenal disease
• Low testosterone in men
• The care of women with thyroid and endocrine disorders and diabetes pre, during and post pregnancy
• All aspects of diabetes and its complications
• Obesity and its management including weight loss surgery
Research interests:

The psychological impact of long term conditions on the individual

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes, Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust (1996 onwards)
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol


Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
Diabetes UK
The European Association for the Study of Diabetes
The Society for Endocrinology
The Endocrine Society
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 962 3028
Private secretary:
Sally Johnson
Private secretary telephone number:
0117 962 3028
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a senior Consultant in Endocrinology and Diabetes and have been practising at Spire Bristol Hospital since 1997. I have a very busy clinical life as a specialist Endocrinologist and Diabetologist both at Spire Bristol Hospital and Southmead Hospital, where I care for people with a wide range of problems including pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid disease, as well as diabetes (both Type 1 and Type 2) and obesity. I  lead a joint parathyroid, thyroid and endocrine clinic at Southmead Hospital with Mr Justin Morgan, the endocrine surgeon. I  also have a specialist interest in the care of women with thyroid and endocrine disorders and diabetes pre, during and post pregnancy and run the antenatal medical clinic at Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust. 
I am totally committed to delivering personalised and high quality care to all my patients, ensuring they fully understand their condition and what treatment (or self-management) will achieve. I comprehensively inform patients about their condition, about the treatment or support options available, and about the benefits and risks of each option. Together we arrive at a treatment and management plan based on a mutual understanding of this information. Sally, my wife, helps me deliver this level of care and is always available at the end of the telephone to sort out any worries or concerns a patient may have. She arranges and helps plan investigations for patients where necessary. She ensures patients are kept well informed about their results. 

My academic research into education for people with type 1 diabetes (funded by a Diabetes UK grant) was awarded the Education Prize in 2006 at the European Diabetes Association meeting.  This work resulted in the ‘Skills for Life’ education programme for people with Type 1 diabetes which has been commissioned across Bristol, S Glos and N Somerset. I work closely with pharmaceutical companies with my team of 3 specialist nurses undertaking research into new insulins, new medications and new treatment approaches for people with diabetes, obesity and endocrine disorders.  We were the National Research Team of the year in 2009 (Pharmaceutical Times).

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Dr Andrew Johnson

Dr Andrew Johnson

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