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I trained at undergraduate level in Edinburgh before moving to the Manchester Deanery in 1999. During higher specialist training in gastroenterology I completed a PhD in swallowing disorders at Manchester University and attained accreditation in general medicine and gastroenterology.
I try to adopt a relaxed style in clinic and the endoscopy unit and with this approach, I aim to ensure patients are comfortable discussing their care. This ensures patients are fully involved in their management.
Areas of interest
Gastroscopy; Colonoscopy; Flexible sigmoidoscopy; Nutrition; Inflammatory bowel disease; Upper gastrointestinal physiology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Royal Bolton Hospital
Upper gastrointestinal physiology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Winner of the Gastroenterology Team on the Year at British Medical Journal Awards 2014
Runner up for team of the year at the British Society of Gastroenterology awards 2013
Travel Fellowship Union of European Gastroenterologists 2010
Manchester Medical Society Clinical Research Prize 2006
Short list, Manchester Medical Society Clinical Research Prize 2005
Lord Turnberg Prize for clinical research at Salford Royal Hospital March 2005
Tandem Clerking:Maximising workplace learning
The Clinical Teacher 12/2013; 10(6):353-7.
Republished: Daily consultant gastroenterologist ward rounds: reduced length of stay and improved inpatient mortality.
Postgrad Med J. 2012 Oct;88(1044):583-7.
An unexpected finding on gastroscopy: gastro-gastric fistula with Helicobacter pylori and Giardia lamblia.
Endoscopy. 2013;45 Suppl 2 UCTN:E118. doi: 10.1055/s-0032-1326259. Epub 2013 May 28
Treatment failure in coeliac disease: a practical guide to investigation and treatment of non-responsive and refractory coeliac disease.
J Gastrointestin Liver Dis. 2012 Jun;21(2):197-203.
Targeting Unlesioned Pharyngeal Motor Cortex Improves Swallowing in Healthy Individuals and After Dysphagic Stroke. Gastroenterology. 2012 Jan; 142(1):29-38.
Daily consultant gastroenterologist ward rounds: reduced length of stay and improved inpatient mortality
Singh S, Lipscomb G, Padmakumar K, Ramamoorthy R, Ryan S, Bates V, Crompton S, Dermody E, Moriarty K.
Frontline Gastroenterol 2012 Jan;(3):29-33
Endoscopic mucosal resection of colorectal polyps in typical UK hospitals.
World J Gastroenterol. 2010 Nov 14;16(42):5324-8
Adjunctive Functional Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Reverses Swallowing Disability following Brain Lesions.
Gastroenterology. 2010 May;138(5):1737-46.
Characterising the application of transcranial direct current stimulation in human pharyngeal motor cortex.
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2009 Dec;297(6):G1035-40.
Reversal of a virtual lesion in human pharyngeal motor cortex by high frequency contra-lesional brain stimulation.
Gastroenterology. 2009 Sep;137(3):841-9
A case of chronic diarrhoea not to be forgotten.
Gastroenterology. 2009 Aug;137(2):431
A magnetic resonance spectroscopy study of brain glutamate in a model of plasticity in human pharyngeal motor cortex.
Gastroenterology. 2009 Feb;136(2):417-24.
Courses offered to GPs
Willing to speak on any aspect of gastroenterology
Colonoscopy outcomes are monitored through my participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (at Royal Bolton Hospital). In this program I achieve a colonoscopy completion rate over 97%, polyp detection rate above 50% and patient comfort score of 1.7 (scale is 1-5 with 1 equating no discomfort).
- MBChB Edinburgh University 1997
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2000
- PhD Manchester University 2007
- 9th European Capsule Endoscopy Programme South Tyneside NHS Foundatio Trust 2009
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT General Internal Medicine, 2010
- CCT Gastroenterology, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
British Society of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastroenterology
British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
- BMI The Beaumont Hospital
- 14:30 - 17:00
- 01204 404404
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Salil Singh via 01204 404 404