Professor May Ng OBE
Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Endocrinologist
PhD MBA LLM MSc MBBA (Hons) FRCPCH FHEA SFFMLM
I am a Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust, Honorary Professor at Edge Hill University and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Liverpool.
I am an opinion leader and have published extensively with over 150 research papers and presented at more than 200 scientific meetings. I have authored three books ‘A guide to Type 1 diabetes management, technology and everything else you need to know (launch autumn 2022); ‘A Journey With Brendan’ and ‘Me and My Hormones’.
I am is Editor-in-Chief for Diabetes Care for Children and Young People Journal, and serve on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Paediatric Sciences, International Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism and is a regular invited referee for many high impact journals including the Lancet. I am actively involved in education of doctors, development of national paediatric training and policies in endocrine and diabetes.
I am Chair of the UK Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians, Chair of UK National Institute Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) for Diabetes in Children and is the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Officer for Research. I am also Chair of the E-Learning Committee for European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE), the Advisory Council for International Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Diabetes (ISPAD) and in the Diabetes UK Council for Healthcare Professionals. I am also the voluntary chief medical advisor for Action4Diabetes (A4D), a UK registered charity dedicated to saving and empowering the lives of young people with Type 1 Diabetes in South-East Asia since 2015.
I was awarded an OBE on the 2022 Platinum Jubilee Queen’s Birthday Honours List for Services to People with Diabetes and People with Autism and Disabilities. I am also recipient of multiple national award-winning initiatives such as Winner of the Northwest Excellence in Healthcare NHS Parliamentary Awards 2020, Diabetes UK Mary McKinnon Award 2018, University of Liverpool Alumni Award 2019 and Winner of 2015 Diabetes Quality in Care award.
I currently serve on several committees/working groups nationally and internationally.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor May Ng OBE at Spire include:
MBBS (Hons) / University of Sydney, Australia / 1999
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MRCPCH / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health / 2001
Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
DHC / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health / 2001
Diploma of Child Health
MSc (Endocrine and Diabetes) / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health / 2005
Master of Science
FRCPCH / Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health / 2009
Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
FHEA (UK) / Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom / 2012
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
PhD (Child Health) / University of Liverpool, United Kingdom / 2010
LLM / University of Liverpool, United Kingdom / 2014
Master in Laws
MBA / BPP University / 2019
Masters in Business Adminsitration, Healthcare and Finance
Chair of National Institute Health Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN)/BSPED Clinical Studies Group (CSG) for Diabetes in Children.
International Society of Paediatric and Adolescent Society ISPAD Advisory Council
Chair of the UK Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC)
Officer for Research for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) Regional Subcommittee member
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Guideline Committee for Diabetes
Member of the NIHR CRN UK Endocrine/Diabetes UK Paediatric Diabetes Clinical Studies Group
Clinical Guideline Officer of the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED)
Chair of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE) Online Learning
Diabetes UK Council of Healthcare Professionals
Faculty of Leadership and Medical Management (FMLM) the Standard Certification and Awards Committee
Member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Adoption Impact Reference Panel
Member of the National Steering Group for Children and Young People’s Diabetes Peer Review
Assessor for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) START exams
Committee Member of the RCPCH Paediatricians in Medical Management 2012-2018
Diabetes Officer of the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED) (2013-2018)
Chair of North West Paediatric Diabetes Network (2012-2017)
Less than full time RCPCH Training Advisor for Mersey Deanery (2013-2017)
Royal College Specialty Advisory Committee Training Advisor Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (2014-2020)
National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) Case Investigator - have investigated several cases for the Trust
National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Diabetes Guideline Committee (2019-2021)
I have held over £300,000 in research grants. I am an opinion leader and have published extensively with over 100 publications (50 peer reviewed research papers; 45 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.
Ng SM, Stepien K. Glucocorticoid replacement regimens in the treatment of 21-hydroxylase deficiency congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2017, Issue 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
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
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
Soni A, Ng SM. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children and young people: updated NICE guidance. Practical Diabetes 2015;32:281-282
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)
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
Ng SM, Mariguddi S, Coward S, Middleton H. Successful implementation of a paediatric community home nursing service as a model of service delivery in acute paediatric care. British Journal of Nursing 2014: 23 (4):209-212.
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:http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/973184
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
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
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
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
Ng SM, Wong SC, Chakkrapani E, Rahman F, Newland P, Isherwood DM, Didi M. Multivariate analysis of factors that affect neonatal screening thyrdois stimulating hormone. Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism 2011, 24: 727-732
Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Endocrinologist, Associate Medical Director, Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust
Honorary Professor, Edge Hill University
Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool
I live on a farm in Ormskirk with my husband and three children. I am involved in the promotion of Autism Awareness and the National Autistic Society as a parent. I enjoy dog walking, reading, art, and poetry writing.