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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Accredited endoscopist
I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist practicing at Circle Bath and BMI Bath Clinic.
I was appointed as a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in 2010 and have a full time NHS contract at the Royal United Hospital, Bath where I am the Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology.
I Am Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at Circle Bath Hospital which has recently become JAG accredited. This accreditation shows that the Endoscopy unit has the highest standards in staff training, patient treatment and management.
I trained at Southampton University Medical School between 1993 and 1998. Following house jobs, I worked at a number of hospitals within Wessex before specializing in Gastroenterology. I spent 3 years as a research fellow at the University of Bath understanding the molecular mechanisms of Barrett's oesophagus, oesophageal cancer and other gastrointestinal cancers and was awarded a Ph.D in 2009 for this work.
I have a specialist interest in:
1 Heartburn ( Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease)
2 Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis
3 Endoscopy - gastroscopy and colonoscopy
4 Gastrointestinal cancers
5 Barrett's Oesophagus
6 Gall stones, biliary disease and endoscopic treatment
7 Iron deficiency anaemia
8 Unexplained pain and diarrhoea.
I perform all endoscopic procedures and monitor my success rates on a regular basis: Gastroscopy (endoscopy of the oesophagus and stomach) Colonoscopy (endoscopy of the entire large bowel) Flexible sigmoidoscopy (endoscopy of the lower large bowel) ERCP (endoscopy of the biliary tree e.g. gallstones) Oesophageal dilatation and stenting.
I offer appointments once a week on variable days and can arrange evening attendance.
Areas of interest
Gastroenterology; heart burn; inflammatory bowel disease; gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, crohn's disease; biliary disease; endoscopic treatment; Iron deficiency; anaemia; unexplained pain and diarrhoea;endoscopy;colonoscopy;gastroscopy;ERCP
- Gemma Adams
- BMI Bath Clinic Claverton Down Road Combe Down Bath BA2 7BR
- 01225 683141
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Head of Medicine, Royal United Hospital, Bath
I am active in research involving endoscopy, IBD and Barrett's oesophagus.
Colleypriest B Prevention of post-ERCP pancreatitis: where are we now?. Ann Gastroenterol Dig Syst. 2018; 2: 1008.
Colleypriest B Lymphocytic oesophagitis: an emerging cause of dysphagia.Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2018 May 2;79(5):290-291. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2018.79.5.290.
Sheiybani G, Brydon P, Toolan M, Linehan JD, Farrant M, Colleypriest BJ. Does rectal diclofenac reduce post-ERCP pancreatitis? A district general hospital experience. Frontline Gastroenterology 2017;0:1–5. doi:10.1136/flgastro-2017-100832
Colleypriest BJ, Burke ZD, Griffiths LP, Chen Y, Yu WY, Jover R, Bock M, Biddlestone L, Quinlan JM, Ward SG, Farrant JM, Slack JM, Tosh D. Hnf4α is a key gene that can generate columnar metaplasia in oesophageal epithelium. Differentiation 2017;93:39-49
Betteridge F, Saunsbury E, Materacki L, Colleypriest B. PTH-013 A validated comfort score for gastroscopy toleration. Gut 2018;67:A19
Materacki L, Lee SM, Laidler P, Colleypriest B. PWE-098 Is methane testing a useful adjunct to hydrogen breath testing?. Gut 2018;67:A167.
Betteridge F, Materacki L, Yong K, Colleypriest B. PTH-025 Are endoscopists planning on adhering to BSG quality standards in upper GI endoscopy guidance. Gut 2018;67:A25-A26
Woodland H, Winters D, Colleypriest B. HOW OFTEN DO WE MISS UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TUMOURS AT GASTROSCOPY? Gut 2017;66:A212.
Sheiybani G, Brydon P, Toolan M, Linehan JD, Farrant M, Colleypriest BJ. DOES RECTAL DICLOFENAC REDUCE POST ERCP PANCREATITIS IN THE UK? Gut 2016;65:A226-A227.
Griffiths L, Colleypriest B, Farrant J, et al. The Intestinal Transcription Factors Intestine-Specific Homeobox (ISX), Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4A (HNF4A) and Caudal-Type Homeobox 2 (CDX2) are All Expressed in Barrett’s Metaplasia Gut 2016;65:A132-A133
Leonard P. Griffiths, Benjamin Colleypriest, John M. Farrant, David Tosh. Generation of a Human Oesophageal Tissue Culture Model From Forceps Biopsies. Gastroenterology 2016;150;4(S297)
Vanessa Cambridge, John D. Linehan, Benjamin Colleypriest. Significant Disabling Anxiety As a Side Effect With Anti -TNFs Necessitating Cessation of Treatment. More Common Than We Thought? Gastroenterology 2016;150;4 (S979)
Leonard P. Griffiths, Benjamin Colleypriest, John M. Farrant, David Tosh. The Intestinal Transcription Factors Intestine-Specific Homeobox (ISX), Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 4a (HNF4a) and Caudal-Type Homeobox 2 (CDX2) Are All Expressed in Barrett's Metaplasia. Gastroenterology 2016;150;4( S853–S854)
- Bachelor of Medicine University of Southampton 1998
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) University of Bath 2009
- Membership of Royal College of Physicians MRCP 2001
- Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians FRCP RCP 2015
Reference number 4519469
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST GIM and Gastroenterology, 2010
- BMI Bath Clinic, BA2 7BR
- 08:00 - 19:00
- 01225 838825
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