Dr Andrew Bates


BSc (Hons), MBChB, MD, FRCP (UK)

GMC number: 3262027

Practising since: 1987


General (internal) Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus

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  • Thursday bi weekly 8:30 - 16:00
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Dr Bates is currently a busy full-time Consultant Endocrinologist / Diabetologist. He has a strong interest in all of the main areas of endocrinology and diabetes and has built up considerable experience over the last 21 years as a consultant.

Dr Bates’ undergraduate medical education was at Leeds University Medical School. He qualified in 1987 with distinction in microbiology. He obtained an additional degree, BSc (Hons), in chemical pathology, during the course of his medical studies. His postgraduate experience and training was obtained in West Yorkshire and the Midlands. He has been fortunate in training under the supervision of many very eminent endocrinologists in the past, both in Birmingham and beyond and obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians at the first attempt in 1990.

Dr Bates was awarded a Sheldon Research Fellowship following a competitive selection process, to fund a period of three years of research under the supervision of Professor RN Clayton, which culminated in the award of his MD thesis in 1997 (Molecular genetics and epidemiology of pituitary tumours).

Dr Bates’ professional qualifications include a BSc (Hons) in chemical pathology, MBChB, MD and FRCP (UK). He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. He is also a member of the Society for Endocrinology, Endocrine Society (USA) and Diabetes (UK).

Dr Bates was appointed as a Consultant Endocrinologist / Diabetologist at the University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation Trust, Birmingham on 1 December 1997. 

He has chosen to maintain a very active, patient focused clinical role since his appointment in 1997. Patient feedback is central in ensuring high quality care. In his last 360 degree appraisal, 25/26 patients were 'very satisfied' with their consultation. Comments such as ‘The doctor was excellent and always has been’. 'A very competent doctor’. ‘Prepared to listen and give his time’. ‘Friendly and made me feel at ease, provide strong evidence of high quality care’.

Feedback from colleagues is also very relevant. In the same 360 degree appraisal 15/15 colleagues rated him as good/outstanding for clinical assessment and 16/16 good/outstanding for patient management. 

Both scores were above the national/specialty average. Across the whole spectrum of clinical care, 80/80 responses were good/outstanding. Comments such as 'In my opinion Dr Bates is an outstanding doctor'. 'Many of his patients I see hold him in very high regard'. 'Very helpful and supportive' are very rewarding.

He continues to publish research in respected peer reviewed journals. I continue to participate in national and international conferences, which he attends regularly.

Dr Bates also has his own website - www.drandrewbates.co.uk

Personal interests

Playing sport, cycling, gardening, listening to music and reading

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Andrew Bates at Nuffield Health

  • Endocrine investigations

Locations Dr Andrew Bates works with

Related experience


Dr Bates continues to publish research in respected peer-reviewed journals and has an ongoing research interest in the epidemiology of pituitary disease and Addison's disease, new thyroid hormone assays and vitamin D deficiency in diabetic patients.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Society for Endocrinology
  • Endocrine Society (USA)
  • Diabetes (UK)

Other posts held

  • Consultant Physician in General Medicine, Endocrinology and Diabetes, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Dr Andrew Bates does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Andrew Bates does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Andrew Bates does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.