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Telephone: 01942 244 000

Dr Ian O'Connell

Dr Ian O’Connell
Consultant Physician and Endocrinologist

Qualifications: BSc (Hons), MB, ChB, FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCP (London)

Speciality Areas:

  • Diabetes  
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Testicular or ovarian dysfunction
  • Pituitary disease
  • General Medicine
  • Particular interest in preconception and antenatal care of patients with diabetes or endocrine disease
Contact Details:

Telephone: 01942 822292

Clinic Access Times:

Monday AM:
Joint antenatal diabetes clinic with Dr Bellis, consultant obstetrician, Leigh Area 6

Monday PM
Diabetes clinic, Leigh Area 6

Wednesday AM
Diabetes clinic, RAEI diabetes centre

Wednesday AM
Preconception clinic, RAEI diabetes centre (First week of alternate months)

Friday AM
General medical and endocrine clinic, Leigh Area 6


Ian is a St. Andrews graduate, who spent an extra year in physiology and pharmacology for the Honours degree prior to completing the clinical years of his medical degree in Manchester. Ian returned to Scotland for his surgical house job in Kirkcaldy in 1987. He has been based around Manchester ever since, training in a broad range of hospitals including Bury, Monsall (now part of North Manchester General), Blackburn, the Christie, and for the most part in Hope Hospital. He undertook research with the Medical Research Council’s Trauma Group at Hope Hospital, forging links with the University which remain today.

The current emphasis is more on teaching than research, being the tutor for the Fifth year medical students here at Wigan. Ian has been a consultant at WWL for many years now.