The Scottish Paediatric Endocrine Group (SPEG) is a national Managed Clinical Network (MCN) that is supported by National Services Division (NSD) and hosted by National Services Scotland’s (NSS) National Network Management Service.
SPEG was formalised in April 2009, and has been working towards improving the overall standard of care for children and young people in Scotland with endocrine conditions and growth disorders.
The network links health professionals and carers of children and young people (up to age 16) who may require the input of a tertiary centre but who can also be managed locally.
The network aims to help ensure that the care of children and young people with endocrine disorders can be provided via local teams delivering care close to home. Information and support will be provided, as necessary, by the tertiary centre.
The vision of SPEG is that by collaboration and multi-disciplinary working, there will be a significant improvement in the outcomes of children and young people with endocrine conditions.
As well as a Steering Group, SPEG has a number of sub-groups. These sub-groups are listed below. More information on each group is available from each groups page.