Dr Vipan Datta

Consultant Paediatrician, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

MBBS, MD, MRCP, FRCPCH


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I am an experienced paediatrician with more than 40 years of experience. Along with being a general paediatrician, I have developed expertise in pediatric endocrinology and diabetes over past 24 years. I specialise in diagnosing and managing all pediatric conditions like headaches, abdominal pain, urine infections, bed wetting, cough, heart murmurs, glands, frequent infections, asthma and tiredness.

I have special expertise in children's hormone disorders causing poor growth, early puberty, late puberty, menstrual disorders, thyroid disorders, calcium disorders, vitamin D deficiency, obesity, failure to gain weight, metabolic bone disorders, type 1 and type 2 diabetes. I would be happy to consult children using insulin pumps and CGM technology.

Where necessary, I am happy to organise necessary investigations like X-rays, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans, heart scans, blood tests and EEGs to offer further reassurance to parents. I arrange tests as required for the purpose of diagnosis, management and monitoring of most general paediatric conditions, and specifically related to hormonal disorders in children. 

I lead the Children's Diabetes Service at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust (NNUH). In the national pediatric diabetes audit, NNUH has shown better results over last six years compared to regional and national average. In my NHS work I organise and interpret dynamic testing for pituitary function tests and other endocrine investigations. I am opinion leader for diabetes and use of technology.

I am a founder organiser of the regional education programme for pediatric professionals in Norwich called Norfolk Pediatric Education Group (NPEG), which runs monthly meetings. I am keen on education and have been a Royal College of Paediatrics tutor at NNUH, a training programme director for the East of England Deanery, examiner for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Children's Health (RCPCH) for last 20 years and am currently a senior examiner and overseas examiner for the RCPCH clinical.

I became a consultant in 1997, having qualified in 1981 from Delhi. I did my MD (post graduation) at the University of Delhi, gaining experience in Delhi and Oman before moving to UK in 1994 and completing further training in Leicester.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Vipan Datta at Spire include:

Paediatrics

Other treatments

  • Children's endocrine problems
  • Children's growth problems
  • General paediatric medicine 

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Additional information

Adolescent gynaecology
Asthma
Congenital heart disease
Diabetes
Diabetic medicine
Endocrinology
Epilepsy
Headache
Liver disease
Metabolic bone diseases
Neonatology
Nutrition
Obesity
Paediatric cardiology
Paediatric gynaecology
Paediatric rheumatology
Parathyroid disease
Pituitary disease
Sleep disorders
Thyroid disease
Urinary tract infections

Children's growth and other paediatric endocrine problems

MBBS / Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India / 1981
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

General Medical Council

British Medical Association

British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

I have 19 publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Consultant Paediatrician, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

I enjoy golf, walks and bridge in my spare time.

Telephone 01603 255 614
Private secretary Cressida Sadler
Private secretary telephone 01953 453 908
Private secretary email cressidasadler1969@btinternet.com