We provide a weekly nurse-led growth hormone clinic. This helps to initiate, educate and monitor patients requiring growth hormone replacement therapy.

Signs and symptoms of growth hormone issues

Growth hormone is made by a small gland in the brain (the pituitary gland). If you do not have enough growth hormone in your body, you may notice you are:

  • tired
  • low in energy
  • unable to concentrate
  • increasing in weight
  • uncomfortable with dry skin

This can make you feel that your life is not as enjoyable as it used to be.

Diagnosis of growth hormone issues

Your doctor or nurse will test the levels of growth hormone in your blood. They will also ask you to complete a short questionnaire to let them know how you are feeling.

If it’s needed, you can receive treatment with man-made growth hormone.

At the beginning of treatment you will be seen every 4 to 6 weeks until the best possible level of growth hormone for you has been found. In the first year, you will see the nurse at 4, 9 and 12 months after your treatment has started and once a year after that to make sure you are well.

Growth hormone homecare delivery service (Alcura Ltd)

We work in partnership with Alcura Ltd to help deliver a growth hormone homecare delivery service.

Alcura’s homecare service will deliver a supply of growth hormone to your home address. Their trained nurses can help you learn how to treat yourself at home and provide the medical equipment required. They can also arrange for the collection and removal of waste afterwards. 

Useful contacts in the growth hormone homecare delivery team

Sister Janine Hurst runs the growth hormone service. This is part of the endocrinology department at The Christie hospital.

Please call 0161 446 3479 or email the-christie.endocrinology@nhs.net to get in touch with the team. 

If you have any questions about the growth hormone homecare delivery service, please contact Alcura Ltd directly.

Phone: 01604 433500 / 0800 980 0686

Fax: 01604 433598

Their lines are open 8am to 6:30pm on Monday to Friday. On Saturday, they are open 9am to 1pm. 

Email patientservices@alcura-health.co.uk

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Last updated: December 2020