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Dr Karin Bradley

Dr Karin Bradley

Consultant Endocrinologist
BSc, MBBS, FRCP, D.Phil.(Oxon)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Karin Bradley at Spire include:

Other treatments

Out-patient consultations in endocrinology are offered with appropriate biochemistry and imaging support available.

Management of all general endocrine conditions offered including pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disease, antenatal endocrinology and the endocrine late effects of cancer therapy. 

Please note that Dr Bradley sees only adult patients and she does not offer appointments for the management of diabetes.

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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 Regional Neuroendocrine, Bristol Regional Pituitary and Endocrine Late Effects of Cancer Services.

On a national level I have a broad portfolio of abstracts, posters and publications and have held national endocrine roles including being a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal Clinical Endocrinology and being Media Liaison Representative for the Society for Endocrinology's Public Engagement Committee where my remit was to advise on all matters pertaining to the promotion of endocrinology to the media and public. I regularly review academic endocrine manuscripts for national journals as part of the professional peer review process.

Within my NHS endocrine service (2012) I 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 and 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.

In 2017, I completed an extensive unselected patient satisfaction questionnaire and received 46/80 replies (58% response rate). Across nine domains relating to my communication and listening skills, my respect for patients, my knowledge and my ability to share that knowledge and answer patient questions my patients were asked to respond with how positively I possessed the skills; the options were yes definitely (92%), yes to some extent (8%) or no (0%).


Clinical Interests


Dr Bradley has specialist clinical interests in pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal disease as well as in antenatal endocrinology and the endocrine late effects of cancer therapy.

Private contact details

Telephone 0117 980 4070
Email karinbradley@nhs.net
Private secretary telephone 07487 829209 - Enquiries only
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

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

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Endocrinologist, Bristol Royal Infirmary

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol

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Personal Profile

I juggle my working life alongside my family. I have two young daughters and 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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