Dr Thomas Galliford

Dr Thomas Galliford

Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist

BSc (Hons), MBBS, FRCP

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I am a Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist at Watford General Hospital and Hemel Hempstead General Hospital. I am part of a department committed to providing excellent services to patients with diabetes and endocrine conditions. In addition to my general medical commitments and routine diabetes and endocrine work, I am currently the lead for diabetes and endocrine disorders in pregnancy at Watford, and for the young adult diabetes service at Hemel Hempstead.

I have a strong interest in medical education and teaching, and am currently the undergraduate tutor at Watford and programme director for medicine for medical students from St George’s Hospital, Grenada. I undertook my undergraduate training at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School and Imperial College, graduating in 1998 having also completed an intercalated BSc (Hons). I undertook my postgraduate training primarily in London, which included a period of research in thyroid disease and metabolic bone disease at Hammersmith Hospital.

At Spire Bushey Hospital, I see patients with endocrine disorders and diabetes. The facilities at Spire Bushey allow full appropriate investigation of these conditions. Furthermore, my close links here with colleagues from Watford allow multi-disciplinary team-working to help direct further management as needed.

I believe that treatment should be patient-centred and individualised, with good communication key to this. It is essential to discuss management plans and potential treatment options clearly. Such decisions should ultimately depend upon evidence-based guidance but also, importantly, upon patient choice.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Thomas Galliford at Spire include:

Endocrinology and diabetes

Other treatments

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus 
  • Metabolic bone condition
  • Osteoporosis  
  • Parathyroid disease
  • Pituitary disease
  • Thyroid disease

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Additional information

Special Clinical Interests: Diabetes and endocrine disorders in pregnancy, young adults with diabetes.

Professional memberships

Association of British Clinical Diabetologists

British Thyroid Association

Diabetes UK

Royal College of Physicians

Society for Endocrinology

Psychology in type 1 diabetes, thyroid autoimmunity and miscarriage, treatment of resistant hypertension, new treatments in the management of lipid disorders

Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist - West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust (Watford General Hospital and Hemel Hempstead General Hospital).

Community Consultant Diabetologist - Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust.

Honorary Senior Lecturer - University College Hospital, London.

I thoroughly enjoy my job and my speciality. Outside of work, spending time with my family is my priority. I have three children who keep me extremely busy. I keep fit by running regularly and am also a keen football fan. However, I will watch and play most sports given the slightest opportunity!

Private secretary Caroline Hesketh
Private secretary telephone 02392 466 641 or 07555 216 784
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