Dr Neil Wright

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Dr Neil Wright

Role: Consultant Paediatrician
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Dr Neil Wright has been a Consultant at Sheffield Children’s Hospital since 2002. He is part of the team that provides 24 hour acute general paediatric care for emergency admissions. His specialist field is Paediatric Diabetes and Endocrinology contributing to local, regional and national services in these areas. He is the clinical team leader for Diabetes and Endocrinology services in Sheffield. He does regular diabetes clinics and regular endocrinology clinics. As a member of the Association of Children’s Diabetes Clinicians (ACDC) he has been involved in developing a number of national diabetes guidelines, leading on guidelines for Continuous Glucose Monitoring technologies.

His key research interests include childhood obesity (having researched both lifestyle and surgical interventions), Quality of life in children treated with Growth Hormone, and Adrenal insufficiency focusing on the diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency and the development of a noninvasive nasal drug to assist in diagnosing the condition.  His recent publications in medical journals include:

  • Niranjan U, Wright NP. Should we treat subclinical hypothyroidism in obese children? BMJ. 2016;352:i941.
  • Wright N, Wales J. Assessment and management of severely obese children and adolescents. Arch Dis Child. 2016;101(12):1161-7.
  • Soni A, Agwu JC, Wright NP, Moudiotis C, Kershaw M, Edge J, et al. Management of children with type 1 diabetes during illness: a national survey. Postgraduate medical journal. 2016;92(1090):447-9.
  • Reece LJ, Sachdev P, Copeland RJ, Thomson M, Wales JK, Wright NP. Intra-gastric balloon as an adjunct to lifestyle support in severely obese adolescents; impact on weight, physical activity, cardiorespiratory fitness and psychosocial well-being. Int J Obes. 2017;41(4):591-7.
  • Elder CJ, Harrison RF, Cross AS, Vilela R, Keevil BG, Wright NP, et al. Use of salivary cortisol and cortisone in the high- and low-dose synacthen test. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2018;88(6):772-8.
  • Cross AS, Helen Kemp E, White A, Walker L, Meredith S, Sachdev P, et al. International survey on high- and low-dose synacthen test and assessment of accuracy in preparing low-dose synacthen. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2018;88(5):744-51.
  • Sachdev P, Reece L, Thomson M, Natarajan A, Copeland RJ, Wales JK, et al. Intragastric balloon as an adjunct to lifestyle programme in severely obese adolescents: impact on biomedical outcomes and skeletal health. International Journal Of Obesity. 2018;42:3.
  • Butler G, Turlejski T, Wales G, Bailey L, Wright N. Growth hormone treatment and health-related quality of life in children and adolescents: A national, prospective, one-year controlled study. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2019;91(2):304-13.

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