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I am a full time NHS consultant at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Nuffield Hospital. I specialise in gastroenterology and have sub-speciality expertise in hepatology. I have a particular interest in training and education including endoscopy training within my role of lead trainer. I have an active research interest including being the lead for a number of clinical trials including viral hepatitis.
Areas of interest
Advanced endoscopy and endoscopy training;
Irritable bowel syndrome
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist
The Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East
Non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Basic
- German - Basic
Assessment of bone mineral density in tenofovir-treated patients with chronic hepatitis B: can the fracture risk assessment tool identify those at greatest risk?
J Infect Dis. 2015 Feb 1;211(3):374-82.
Use of a xanthine oxidase inhibitor in autoimmune hepatitis.
Hepatology. 2013 Mar;57(3):1281-2;
District general hospital networks can provide safe and effective hepatitis C treatment: results of a 5-year audit.
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Aug;25(8):942-7;
Role of thiopurine metabolite measurement in the management of autoimmune hepatitis.
Gut. 2012 Oct;61(10):1515;
Diarrhoea and weight loss in an immunosuppressed patient.
Gut. 2010 Sep;59(9)
Courses offered to GPs
GP refresher days
Management of NAFLD/fatty liver
Viral hepatitis talks
Management of liver disease
Management of irritable bowel syndrome
Colonoscopy completion rate= 97% with polyp/adenoma detection rate of 35%- these are very useful and important quality markers of colonoscopy performance with consistent results in the top performance level
Recent patient satisfaction survey= 100% positive. This was completed as part of the revalidation process
- MRCP UK The Royal College of Physicians 2005
- MB ChB with Commendation Dundee University 2002
- Liver transplant fellowship King's College Hospital London 2010
Reference number 6053924
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- MRCP part I exam board member The Royal College of Physicians 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology, general medicine and hepatology, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
British Association of the Study of the Liver (BASL)
General Medical Council
Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS)
- Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, BH1 1RW
- 13:30 - 17:30
- 01202 291816
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