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Dr Richard Quinton MA MD, FRCP(E)
Consultant Endocrinologist. GMC no 3343120.

Dr Peter Hammond

I have been affiliated as Consultant Endocrinologist to the Northern Region Gender Dysphoria Service (NRGDS) since 2010 and employed by them directly since 2024, with a parallel honorary contract as Reader in Reproductive Endocrinology with Imperial College London. Prior to that, I was a Consultant Endocrinologist and university Senior Lecturer in Newcastle-upon-Tyne from 1999 to 2024, establishing Newcastle as an internationally recognised centre for rare disorders of puberty and fertility.

I received the "Outstanding Clinical Practitioner Award from "the Society for Endocrinology (SfE) in 2023. I am Treasurer to the Section of Endocrinology of UEMS (Union Européenne des Médicins Spécialistes) and was its representative on the Board of the European Board Exam in Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism from 2017-23.

I qualified from Cambridge university in 1988, training mostly at University College London Hospitals and completing an MD thesis on hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, for which I was awarded the Cambridge "Ralph Noble" prize for Neuroscience. My clinical and research interests going back nearly 30 years have focused on reproductive endocrinology, including disorders of male and female puberty, fertility and sex hormone secretion; having published over 200 academic papers.

I lecture widely across all areas of Reproductive Endocrinology at national and international level and, for the past 10 years, have directed and delivered training in this area (including gender care), to UK and international doctors at the SfE's annual Endocrine Academy. On behalf of SfE, I also regularly engage with the media for features on sex hormones, their deficiency and replacement, including the Sunday Times, New York Times, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, BBC World, BBC2, Channel 4, Radio 4 and Radio Newcastle. I also co-drafted the SfE's guidelines for the management of hypogonadism in males (2022) and females (2024).

This background gave me a head start when I came to the field of gender care, with the skills acquired prescribing hormones to cis-gendered hypogonadal clients informing my practice in gender care and vice versa.

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