Consultant Profile

Dr May Ng

Practicing at:
Spire Liverpool Hospital
  • Paediatric medicine
    Special clinical interests:

    Clinical and medico-legal work with specific skills in diagnosis and management of all aspects of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, disorders of puberty, growth, thyroid, adrenal and pituitary.

    Diagnostic evaluation of endocrine disorders may require a day case admission for investigations.

    • General paediatric services in children’s health and development
    • Feeding problems, reflux,
    • Constipation, diarrhoea, soiling, abdominal pain
    • Growth, nutrition, food intolerance
    • Asthma, wheeze, allergy
    • Headaches, developmental problems
    • Eczema and skin problems
    • Coughs, colds, recurrent infections
    • Immunisations/ vaccinations
    Research interests:

    Research: Selected publications

    1.  Ng SM, Agwu JC, Dwan K. A systematic review and meta-analysis of Synacthen tests for assessing hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal N1 insufficiency in children. Arch Dis Child 20160:1–7. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2015-308925

    2.  Soni A, Agwu JC, Kershaw M, Edge J, Wright N, Ng SM. Management of children with type 1 diabetes during illness: a national survey. Postgrad Med J doi:10.1136/postgradmedj-2015-133786

    3.  Ng SM, Vizard M. The great enabler: how technology is helping to improve patient outcomes in paediatric diabetes. British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease 2015;15:86-88

    4. 4. Soni A, Ng SM. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children and young people: updated NICE guidance. Practical Diabetes 2015;32:281-282

    5.  Ng SM. Improving patient outcomes with technology and social media in paediatric diabetes. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 2015; 4(1) DOI:10.1136/bmjquality.u209396.w3846 (1) 

    6.  Ng SM, Watson G, Turner MA, Newland P and Weindling AM. Do maternal factors influence neonatal thyroid status in the extreme premature infant? The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine 2014:26:1-11.

    7.  Ng SM, Turner MA, Watson G, Victor S, Isherwood DM, Newland P, Didi M and Weindling AM. Is dopamine an iatrogenic disruptor of thyroid and cortisol function in the extremely premature infant? Advances in Endocrinology 2014; DOI:

    8.  Ng SM, Turner MA, Didi M, Parkes L, Tietze A, Atkinson J, Sluming V and Weindling AM. Effect of thyroxine on brain microstructure in extremely premature babies: magnetic resonance imaging findings from the TIPIT study. Pediatric Radiology 2014:44 (8):987-96

    9.  Ng SM, Turner MA, Victor S, M Didi, C Gamble, D Manning, R Gupta, P Settle. P Newland and Weindling AM. An explanatory randomised placebo-controlled trial of thyroxine supplementation in extreme preterm Infants < 28 weeks gestation: results of the TIPIT trial. Trials 2013: 14:211

    10.  Ng SM, Drury JA, Turner MA, M Didi, Victor S, Paul Newland, Weindling AM. A Novel Method of Collection of Saliva for Estimation of Steroid Levels in Extremely Premature Infants. Acta Paediatrica 2013:102 (4): 356-9 

    11.  Gangadharan A, Hanumanthaiah H, Ng SM.  The Use of Iodine as First Line Therapy in Graves' Disease Complicated with Neutropenia at First Presentation in a Paediatric Patient. British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, 3(2): 324-328, 2013
    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Clinical Director, Department of Paediatrics, Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust.

    Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool.

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
    • Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
    • Chair of the Regional North West Paediatric Diabetes Network
    • Evidence Based Practice Committee Member for the Trust
    • Member of the External Reference Group for National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE)
    • Member of the British Medical Association (BMA)
    • British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED) Diabetes Officer
    • Chair of the Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC)
    • RCPCH College Speciality Advisory Committee (CSAC) Training Advisor for Endocrinology and Diabetes
    • Elected Assessor for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health START assessments
    • Committee Member of the RCPCH Paediatricians in Medical Management
    • Member of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology
    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    08444 990 617
    Private secretary:
    Emma Jessop
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0151 522 1888
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

     I hold dual accreditation as a Consultant Paediatrician and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist based in Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Institute of Translational Medicine, University of Liverpool. I am also Clinical Director of Paediatrics and I lead the Paediatric Endocrine and Diabetes service in the Trust. I am the Chair of the North West Paediatric Diabetes Network, Chair of UK Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinician and Royal College CSAC Training Advisor for Endocrinology and Diabetes.

     I am the Editor-in-Chief of Edorium Journal of Endocrinology, Associate Editor of Journal of Paediatric Diseases and I serve on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Pediatric Sciences, International Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Austin Diabetes Research, Henry Journal of Perinatology and Paediatrics and WebMed Plus, the Advisory Board for WebMed Central, the Reviewer Board for the Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry, Pediatric Oncall and the American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research.

     I am a regular invited referee for many high impact journals. I believe that research and continuing medical education is important in ensuring quality of care and have held over £300,000 in research grants. I am actively involved in education of doctors, development of national paediatric training and policies in endocrine and diabetes.

     I am an opinion leader and have published extensively with over 90+ publications (43 peer reviewed research papers; 40 of which are first/senior author papers) including three Cochrane reviews, a book chapter, 100+ presentations at international scientific meetings, and presented at more than 100 meetings locally and abroad.

     I currently serve on several committees/ working groups nationally, regionally and locally and am clinical lead for multiple national award initiatives


    • Winner of 2015 UK Diabetes Quality in Care (QiC) Award
    • Pride Award 2015 Team of the Year Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust
    • Highly Commended Diabetes Team of the Year 2015 British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards
    • Finalist HSJ Clinical Leader of the year 2015
    • Finalist UK Asian Woman Achievement Award 2016
    • Newborn Appeal Grant 2011
    • Best Research Abstract Award 2010 BSPED UK
    • Newborn Appeal Grant 2007
    • Medical Research Council Fellowship grant, Medical Research Council, UK
    • University Prize for Paediatrics,   University of Sydney, Australia

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    Personal profile:

    Married with three children and lives on a farm. Enjoys dog-walking, reading, art, poetry-writing and involved in the promotion of Autism Awareness as a parent.

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    Dr May Ng

    Dr May Ng Paediatric medicine Consultant, Liverpool, private hospital specialist.

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