Associate Professor May Ng

Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Endocrinologist

MBBS (Hons), FHEA, FRCPCH, MSc, LLM, PhD


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I am an Honorary Associate Professor at University of Liverpool and hold dual accreditation as a Consultant Paediatrician and Consultant Paediatric Endocrinologist based in Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust. I am also Associate Medical Director and I am Chair of the UK Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinician and Royal College CSAC Training Advisor for Endocrinology and Diabetes.

I am the Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Care for Children and Young People and Associate Editor of Journal of Paediatric Diseases and I serve on the Editorial Boards for Journal of Paediatric Sciences, International Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, International Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, Austin Diabetes Research, Henry Journal of Perinatology and Paediatrics and WebMed Plus, the Advisory Board for WebMed Central, the Reviewer Board for the Journal of Pediatric Biochemistry, Pediatric Oncall and the American Journal of Clinical Medicine Research.

I am a regular invited referee for many high impact journals. I believe that research and continuing medical education is important in ensuring quality of care and have held over £300,000 in research grants. I am actively involved in education of doctors, development of national paediatric training and policies in endocrine and diabetes.

I am an opinion leader and have published extensively with over 130+ publications (68 peer reviewed research papers; 62 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 150 meetings locally and abroad.

I currently serve on several committees/working groups nationally, regionally and locally and am clinical lead for multiple national award initiatives.

Awards, Grants and Prizes:- University of Liverpool Alumni 2019; HSJ Diabetes Finalist 2019, National Bronze ACCEA Award, Mary Mackinnon Award 2017; Winner of 2015 UK Diabetes Quality in Care (QiC) Award; Pride Award 2015 Team of the Year Southport & Ormskirk NHS Trust; Highly Commended Diabetes Team of the Year 2015 British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards; Finalist HSJ Clinical Leader of the year 2015; Finalist UK Asian Woman Achievement Award 2016; Newborn Appeal Grant 2011; Best Research Abstract Award 2010 BSPED UK; Newborn Appeal Grant 2007; Medical Research Council Fellowship grant, Medical Research Council, UK; University Prize for Paediatrics, University of Sydney, Australia.

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Associate Professor May Ng at Spire include:

Paediatrics

Other treatments

Paediatric medicine

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Clinical interests

Allergy
Asthma
Endocrinology
Nutrition
Paediatrics
Paediatric dermatology
Paediatric gastroenterology

Special clinical interests: Clinical and Medico-legal work with specific skills in diagnosis and management of all aspects of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes, disorders of puberty, growth, thyroid, bone, adrenal and pituitary. Diagnostic evaluation of endocrine disorders may require a day case admission for investigations. General paediatric services in children’s health and development, feeding problems, reflux, constipation,abdominal pain, nutrition, food intolerance, asthma, wheeze, headaches, developmental problems.

Qualification and professional memberships

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
Doctorate

LLM / University of Liverpool, United Kingdom / 2014
Master in Laws


Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (FRCPCH)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Member of the European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE)

Member of the British Medical Association (BMA)

Member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Adoption and Impact Programme Reference Panel

Member of the National Steering Group for Children and Young People’s Diabetes Peer Review


Professional leadership

Associate Medical Director Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals Trust
Chair of the UK Association of Children's Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC)
Chair of the Regional North West Paediatric Diabetes Network
Diabetes Officer of the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (BSPED)
Assessor for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)
Committee Member of the RCPCH Paediatricians in Medical Management
Online Learning Committee European Society of Paediatric Endocrinologists
RCPCH College Specialty Advisory Committee Training Advisor for Endocrinology and Diabetes
Member of the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) Adoption and Impact Programme Reference Panel
Member of the National Steering Group for Children and Young People’s Diabetes Peer Review


Journals

Articles available on Research Gate
Articles available on Google Scholar
Edorium™ Journal of Endocrinology
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Research and publications

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.

 

  1. 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.

  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Soni A, Ng SM. Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes in children and young people: updated NICE guidance. Practical Diabetes 2015;32:281-282
  6. 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)
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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

 

Media Coverage

Shortlisted for a top national award

Dr May Ng shortlisted for British Medical Journal's diabetes team of the year

Doctor shortlisted for national award

Children’s doctor shortlisted for national clinical leadership award

Current NHS posts

Consultant Paediatrician and Paediatric Endocrinologist, Associate Medical Director, Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust.

Honorary Associate Professor, Department of Women's and Children's Health, University of Liverpool.

Personal profile

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.

Contact information

Telephone 0151 522 1881
Website http://www.paedsdoc.co.uk
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