Dr Andrew Bates

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

  • Specialities Endocrinology, General (Internal) Medicine
  • Telephone 01926 436462
  • Year of first qualification 1987
  • GMC Number 3262027
  • Fax 01926 328552


Dr Bates’ undergraduate medical education was at Leeds University Medical School, during which time he obtained an additional degree in Chemical Pathology, together with a Distinction in microbiology. Postgraduate experience was obtained in West Yorkshire, North Staffordshire and the West Midlands. He obtained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians at the first attempt in 1990. He was successful in obtaining a Sheldon Research Fellowship to fund a period of three years of research, which culminated in the award of his MD thesis in 1997. Dr Bates became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003.

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 12 years as a Consultant. He is directly responsible for Thyroid (ARSAC license holder enabling direct access to radioiodine for patients with overactive thyroid glands), Pituitary, Metabolic Bone (Osteoporosis, Vitamin D deficiency, Hyperparathyroidism), Reproductive Endocrinology (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, hirsutism, prolactin disorders), and General Endocrinology (Addison's disease, Adrenal disorders, gynaecomastia, disorders of testosterone secretion).


  • Weekly Saturday 11:00 - 12:00


Current posts

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


Personal interests

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

Member of

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


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.


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.