Dr Nick Mann

Dr Nick Mann

Consultant Paediatrician

Practising at

Spire Dunedin Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Nick Mann at Spire include:


Other treatments

Paediatric medicine including endocrinology, growth, short stature and delayed puberty until 18 years old

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Professional profile

Dr Nick Mann has worked as a children’s doctor in Reading, Berkshire for more than 30 years and is now a consultant at Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading. Until recently, he was also a consultant paediatrician in the Paediatric Department, Royal Berkshire Hospital. Additionally, he has worked in Oxford Children’s Hospital on the John Radcliffe site as a visiting endocrinologist over a period pf 10 years. In the past he was responsible for supervising the training of NHS paediatricians in 4 counties and has had honorary posts at the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health, London. He was a national clinical examiner for the MRCPCH exam for almost 20 years until very recently – this is the entry exam in the UK for middle grade training in paediatrics.

Dr Mann is a senior general paediatrician who undertakes outpatient consultations for children and teenagers for a range of medical conditions. They are seen in a friendly Children’s Clinic environment where there are paediatric-trained nurses and waiting times for appointments are short. In addition to consulting on a wide range of illnesses in children he also has special medical interests in growth/short stature, delayed puberty, endocrinology and obesity. He will see new clinic referrals from general practitioners in children from a few weeks of age up to young adults of 17 years (19 years for short stature or puberty delay).

He has worked in Reading as a consultant paediatrician since 1987. His work has included both emergency children's admissions to hospital as well as outpatient services. He has worked as a general paediatrician as well as providing specialist endocrinology and diabetes services to the whole of West Berkshire. Dr Mann has published 50 papers in medical journals, two books and was Editor for Medicines for Children in 1999, the first national drug formulary for children in the UK prior to the British National Formulary (BNF) for children.

He was Associate Editor for Paediatrics & Child Health a journal aimed at paediatric trainee doctors and from 2000-2004 was Deputy Editor for Archives of Disease in Childhood the main general paediatric journal for the UK and Europe.

Dr Mann has worked in Oxford Children’s Hospital on the John Radcliffe site as a visiting endocrinologist for more than 10 years, until recently. He was Chair of Paediatric Visiting Club (UK) from 2010-2017.

Clinical Interests

Parathyroid disease
Pituitary disease
Thyroid disease
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Movement disorders
Respiratory medicine
Paediatric gastroenterology

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Paediatrics & Child Health – I am Associate Editor for this journal but previously was Editor in Chief

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Qualification and professional memberships

MBBS / University College Hospital, London / 1974
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Basic medical degree

Professional memberships

British Medical Association (BMA)
British Society Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes (BSPED)
Paediatric Visiting Club
Royal College of Physicians London
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Professional leadership

I am currently on the medical advisory committee (MAC) at Spire Dunedin Hospital, Reading as paediatric representative

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Current NHS posts

Recently retired consultant paediatrician, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading

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Personal Profile

I am married and have three grown-up children. I live near Henley on Thames. My outside interests include travel, skiing, walking, cycling and running.

I am chairman of Cycle-Smart Foundation, a national charity based in Reading aiming to reduce death and injury in children by the use of cycle helmets and safer cycling. There have been national school programmes in both primary and secondary schools in the UK to try and achieve these aims.

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Financial Interests

Dr Nick Mann owns 100% of one of the Auroscopes, Blood Pressure Cuff and Leicester (Height Measure) used at Spire Dunedin Hospital.

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Private contact details

Website http://www.drnickmann.co.uk
Private secretary Sally Deacon
Private secretary telephone 0118 377 9145
Private secretary fax 0118 377 9145
Private secretary email sallydeacon.medsec3@gmail.com