Name and Position

Dr Francesca Swords
Diabetes, Endocrinology & General Medicine

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 286771


Consultant Diabetes, Endocrinology & General Medicine, Associate Medical Director, Medical Divisio

Speciality: Endocrinology, Diabetes and General Medicine

Sub-speciality: Endocrinology

Special clinical interests: Endocrine oncology: Pituitary disease, Cushing’s syndrome, Adrenal adenomas, hyperplasia and incidentalomas, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer, neuroendocrine tumours

Research interests: Cushing’s syndrome, Adrenal hyperplasia, Cortisol metabolism, Pituitary radiotherapy

Telephone:   01603 286771

Secretary: Chris Reynolds

Degrees & Universities:  MB BS Barts and The London, London University, BA Physiological Science Oxford University, PhD Endocrinology, London University, FRCP Royal College Physicians, London

GMC number:              4193821

Professional Expertise: Dr Swords undertook her undergraduate training at Oxford University, and post-graduate and higher specialist training at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London. She was awarded a Wellcome Clinical Research Fellowship to undertake research into the treatment of pituitary disorders and a PhD in endocrinology, during which she was awarded the Medical Research Society prize for endocrinology, and William Harvey Research Institute Young Investigator of the year.

She was appointed consultant endocrinologist at the NNUH and honorary senior lecturer at the UEA in April 2008.

Dr Swords is the clinical lead for endocrinology and Associate Medical Director for the hospital.

Personal profile: Dr Swords is married with three young children.