Paediatric Endocrinology

We would like to introduce you to our first consortium of private practising paediatric endocrinologists and metabolic bone consultants in the UK. The Manchester Children’s Endocrinology and Bone Consortium (MCEBoC) base their private practice at The Spire Hospital Manchester and NHS practice at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH). They provide care for paediatric endocrine patients in Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria.

How can we help?

Our consultants will provide a comprehensive range of assessments, investigations and high-quality treatment for children and adolescent patients with problems related to growth, puberty, thyroid, adrenal, obesity and metabolic bone disorders.

Examples of conditions requiring endocrine input include:


Short stature


Early or delayed puberty


Low blood sugars


Brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta)


Rare metabolic bone disease


Tall stature


Irregular periods




Abnormal genital shape and size


Recurrent fractures


Low Vitamin D


Adrenal problems and insufficiency


Thyroid disorders and goitre




Childhood rickets and osteomalacia

As a dynamic and functional consortium, we are in a unique position to offer patients rapid access to see paediatric endocrinologist or metabolic bone specialist of their choice. On our part, we will give a full and detailed explanation of complex diseases and provide suitable reassurance, advice and treatments to deliver endocrine care to the highest satisfaction.

Meet the team

Dr. Mars Skae

Consultant, Paediatric Endocrinologist
Qualifications: MB ChB (Sheffield), MRCPH, MPhil (UoM)
Special Interests: Congenital Hyperinsulinism, Disorders of sexual Development (DSD), Transition and adolescent endocrinology, Metabolic bone medicine including skeletal dysplasias

A Malaysian by birth, Dr Skae moved to England to study medicine at Sheffield University and graduated in 1998. She obtained membership to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and completed her general paediatric training in Manchester.

Dr Skae undertook a Clinical Research Fellowship in congenital hyperinsulinism at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) and completed an MPhil in Physiology at the University of Manchester (UoM) with Prof Dunne and Dr Cosgrove. She was later appointed to a consultant post in Paediatric Endocrinology at the RMCH.

Dr Skae has developed interests in metabolic bone diseases with particular focus on skeletal dysplasias and is also currently the lead for DSD.

“In addition to my clinical role, I am actively involved in the training of junior medical staff and medical students with a keen interest in research through a successful Research for Patient Benefit Grant in Experimental Medicine.”

Dr. Indi Banerjee

Consultant, Paediatric Endocrinologist, Greater Manchester and Cheshire
Qualifications: MBBS, MD, MRCPCH
Special Interests: Congenital Hyperinsulinism, Puberty

Dr Banerjee is a consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH) and was appointed to the post in 2006.

Dr Banerjee is also the clinical lead for the Northern Congenital Hyperinsulinism (NORCHI) service. This service is for treatment of the rare condition of Congenital Hyperinsulinism (CHI), where blood sugar levels can be dangerously low.

Dr Banerjee has a number of administrative and teaching roles in the hospital and University. He supervises doctors training to be consultants and is an Academic Advisor to the Medical School. With other members of the Paediatric Endocrine Team, he maintains a strong research interest, particularly in the field of CHI.

My passion is voluntary work in less developed parts of the world. Some of this work is with the Global Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (GPED) and with a children’s hospital in Kolkata, India.

Professor Zulf Mughal

Consultant in Paediatric Bone Disorders & Honorary Professor of Child Health
Qualifications: MBChB, FRCP, FRCPCH, DCH
Special Interests: Childhood Bone Disorders

Professor Zulf Mughal graduated in medicine from the University of Liverpool, UK, in 1978. He received postgraduate training in Paediatrics at hospitals in Manchester, Liverpool, in the UK and in Cincinnati, USA. He was appointed a Consultant Paediatrician in 1988. He is currently employed as a Consultant in Paediatric Bone Disorders at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. In 2013, he was appointed Honorary Clinical Professor in Child Health at the University of Manchester.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has extensive experience in the management of childhood disorders of bone and mineral metabolism.

Dr. Raja Padidela

Consultant Paediatric Endocrinolgist
Qualifications: MRCPCH, MD, DNB
Special Interests: Disorders of growth and puberty, Congenital hyperinsulinism, Bone and calcium disorders in children, Disorders of sexual development

Dr. Padidela graduated from Jabalpur, India (1998). He completed his postgraduate training in Paediatrics (MD & DNB) from JIPMER, Pondicherry, India (2001) and became a member of Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2003.

His ambition to pursue a career in Paediatric Endocrinology led him to successfully complete subspecialty Paediatric Endocrinology training at the Royal London Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College London Hospital.

Dr. Padidela completed MD (Research) training at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. In addition to disorders of growth and puberty, he has specialist interests in congenital hyperinsulinism, bone and calcium disorders in children and disorders of sexual development.

“Currently I co-lead the delivery of northern congenital hyperinsulinism (NORCHI) and bone and calcium disorder services at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (RMCH).”