Professor Neil Gittoes is Consultant and Honorary Professor of Endocrinology at the University of Birmingham and is Head of the Centre of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He leads the metabolic bone diseases unit in Birmingham and additionally leads a number of national work streams through the Royal Osteoporosis Society as Chair of the Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Endocrinology. Prof. Gittoes is also a member of the National Osteoporosis Guideline Group; he works with NICE and was Clinical Lead for the NICE Guideline on Primary Hyperparathyroidism (NG132). He is Vice-Chair of Council of the West Midlands Clinical Senate and Medical Vice-Chair of the West Midlands Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA), Department of Health. His main clinical and research interests focus on Disorders of Calcium Homeostasis and rare causes of Fracture susceptibility.