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Last updated: 8 May 2020
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Dr McLaughlin trained in Medicine at Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Medical Schools, qualifying in 2000. During his postgraduate training he undertook two and half years of clinical research into the causes and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease at St. Mark’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals London. He is a recognised National expert in the investigation and treatment of ileo-anal pouch dysfunction especially pouchitis. For his research he was awarded an MD from Imperial College London in 2010.
Dr McLaughlin has undertaken additional specialist training in video-capsule endoscopy at St. Thomas’ Hospital London and leads the video-capsule service at both the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Bournemouth Nuffield Hospital. He is clinical lead for gastroenterology research at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital and is the principal investigator for a number of trials of new treatments for inflammatory bowel disease. Dr McLaughlin has published four book chapters on inflammatory bowel disease and has written more than 20 full papers, he authored the 2010 British Society of Gastroenterology Coeliac Disease guidelines.
His practice includes all aspects of luminal gastroenterology with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and patients who have undergone ileal-anal pouch surgery) irritable bowel syndrome and coeliac disease. His endoscopic interests include small bowel video capsule endoscopy, enteroscopy as well as gastroscopy and colonoscopy. He leads the complex colonoscopy service at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (Removing the larger more complex polyps and performing other procedures including dilating strictures).
Dr McLaughlin strongly believes in a multidisciplinary team approach to patient care. He works closely with a senior dietitian and gastroenterology psychologist as well as consultant surgeons to provide holistic care in his private practice.
Areas of interest
Coeliac disease (celiac disease / gluten sensitive enteropathy); Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Pouchitis; Video capsule endoscopy; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Ileo-anal pouch dysfunction. Colonoscopy; Flexible sigmoidoscopy; Gastroscopy; Enteroscopy.
Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG).
- Dr McLaughlin's personal website: http://www.drsimonmclaughlin.com
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable bowel syndrome
Sailing; Christchurch Sailing club
Swimming; Seagulls swimming club
Cycling; Poole Wheelers (ex-hill climb and TT racer)
More than 20 Full papers
Four Book Chapters
Numerous abstracts at national and international medical conferences with many oral presentations
Full details at www.drsimonmclaughlin.com
Courses offered to GPs
The modern management of inflammatory bowel disease
The investigation of acute and recurrent iron deficiency anaemia
- MBBS Guy's, King's, St. Thomas' Schools of medicine and dentistry 2000
- MRCP The Royal College of Physicians, London 2003
- MD (Res) Imperial College London 2010
- FRCP The Royal College of Physicians, London 2014
- Video Capsule Endoscopy St. Thomas' Hospital London 2009
Reference number 4730082
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC, 2010
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London
Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
Member of the American Gastroenterology Association
Member of the St. Mark’s Hospital Association
- Bournemouth private clinic (BPC)
- 13:30 - 19:00
- 01202 237993
- Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, BH1 1RW
- 13:30 - 19:00
- 01202 237993
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 Simon McLaughlin 07775 852 394