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Metabolic Service

The Metabolic service is a regional service that covers the majority of the Yorkshire region except South Yorkshire. The service is covered by Paediatric Metabolic Consultants who are based in Manchester and nurses and dieticians who are based in Bradford.

The purpose of the service is to provide a holistic package of care and management for children and their families who have an inherited metabolic disease

What we do

Metabolic Clinics 3 times a week

Transition clinics as required

Support the children and their families to manage their condition and treatment plans from diagnosis to transition

Home Visits by Nurses and Dieticians

Visits to schools and nurseries by Nurse and dieticians

Training packages for parents and care givers.

Telephone advice to parents and carers

Regional Resource for other Health Professional

The team

Professor John Walter

Dr Elisabeth Jameson

Collette Stainforth - Metabolic CNS

Jackie Bradley - Metabolic CNS

Indy Hunjan - Metabolic Dietician

Jo Wildgoose - Metabolic Dietician

Farzana Khan - Metabolic Dietician

Sue Gaffney - Assistant Dietetic practitioner.

Caroline Alderson - Secretary

Getting here

Please use the link below for maps and directions:


Feedback, complaints and compliments

A patient satisfaction audit undertaken 2 years ago showed that overall we were providing an excellent service to our patients and that they found it very beneficial having multi-disciplinary clinics where the Consultant, Nurse and dietician were in attendance.

Comments included:

'Could not have managed without the team,'

'very supportive and good listeners.'

Contact us

Caroline Alderson - Secretary: 01274 365049

Collette Stainforth - Clinical Nurse Specialist: 01274 365889

Jackie Bradley - Clinical Nurse Specialist :  01274 365874

Metabolic dieticians:  01274 365870/365033

Manchester Consultants: 01617012137 8am - 5 pm or  01612761234 5pm - 8am

Service opening times

Nurse Specialist Monday - Friday 8- 5

Metabolic Dietician Monday - Friday 8.30 -4.30

Translators and interpreters

New Referrals should include whether an interpreter will be required and if so what language, an interpreter will then be arranged by a member of the metabolic team for 1st appointments

Referral pathways

Referrals to the service are accepted from:

All local and regional paediatricians

New Born screening lab

Metabolic Paediatricians

All GPs in the Yorkshire region except South Yorkshire

Extended family members positive screening test results


If your appointment has to be cancelled and rearranged we will endeavour to give you 6 weeks notice in writing. Very occasionally clinics may have to be cancelled at very short notice in which case you will be informed by telephone


Please bring all medications you are prescribed to every appointment and any treatment plans that you may have.