Consultant Profile

Dr Karin Bradley

Dr Karin Bradley BSc MBBS FRCP D.Phil.(Oxon)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
    • Endocrinology
    • Parathyroid disease
    • Pituitary disease
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:

Pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disease.
Antenatal endocrinology.
Endocrine late effects of cancer therapy.

Please note: Dr Bradley does not practice in diabetes. Diabetes appointments are offered by her consultant colleague in the Bristol Endocrine Partnership, Dr Bushra Ahmad.  Both partners only see adult patients.

Research interests:

Adrenal endocrinology and endocrinology in critical illness.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Endocrinologist – Bristol Royal Infirmary
Honorary Senior Lecturer – University of Bristol

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

FRCP (Fellow of Royal College of Physicians)
Society for Endocrinology
European Society for Endocrinology
UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society
Part of the Bristol Endocrine Partnership

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0117 980 4070 | For enquires please call 07487 829209
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Following undergraduate medical training in London I moved to Oxford where I spent nearly 10 years completing my general medical and then higher specialist endocrinology training in a centre of excellence.  Whilst in Oxford I was awarded an MRC Clinical Training Fellowship to fund my research PhD into the molecular genetics of various endocrine tumours and I successfully completed my D.Phil. in 2006.  I was appointed as a consultant endocrinologist at Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2007 and I am lead clinician for the endocrine service.

As well as having strong sub-specialist interests in antenatal endocrinology, pituitary, adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid disease I have also established and lead the Bristol neuroendocrine and endocrine late effects of cancer services.  I have sustained my academic interests and have secured grant income to work on adrenal disease and endocrinology in critical illness as well as supporting industry research. 

On a national level I have a broad portfolio of abstracts, posters and publications and am a member of the editorial board of the journal Clinical Endocrinology. I am also the Media Liaison Representative for the Society for Endocrinology's Public Engagement Committee where my remit is to advise on all matters pertaining to the promotion of endocrinology to the media and public.

Within my NHS endocrine service I have sought both patient and colleague feedback. Patient Feedback: 98% of my patients rated the quality of my consultant led service as excellent (77%) or good (21%). They were asked to score multiple domains of clinical knowledge, communication skills, respect & kindness from 1 (most positive response) to 4 (most negative response). My average score was 1.2. Additional written comments included: excellent service; exceptionally kind; meticulous approach; treated with respect; the only clinic I have been happy to attend. Colleague Feedback: I completed a multidisciplinary exercise in which domains focusing on knowledge, performance, quality, communication, teamwork & maintaining trust were scored from 1 (not effectively) through to 6 (extremely effectively). My scores ranged from 5.6-5.8. Additional written comments included: excellent communicator/team worker; exceptional colleague; clear decision maker; yet to meet colleague/patient who does not praise her commitment and communication skills; honest & compassionate; calm and good humoured.

Personal profile:

I juggle my working life alongside my family - I have two young daughters.  In any occasional spare moments not yet accounted for I enjoy the theatre, reading, tennis, skiing and any form of escaping that involves beautiful mountains!

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Dr Karin Bradley

Dr Karin Bradley Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus Consultant, Bristol, private hospital specialist.

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