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- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Accredited endoscopist
I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician at Basildon for more than 25
years. I have a broad range of experience and competence in all areas of gastroenterological practice including inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, gastrointestinal cancer. I am a highly competent endoscopist with certification as an advanced bowel cancer screening colonoscopist.
I lead the hospital upper GI cancer group and have been the Regional Network Chair for upper GI cancer for some years until relinquishing my post this year.
I am the Clinical Effectiveness Lead for the Trust with responsibility for a wide range of clinical quality issues with particular reference to NICE guidance and quality standards.
I was the Clinical Director for Medicine and Emergency Care for the Trust for many years with responsibilty for managerial, administrative and financial areas in a huge Directorate.
I pride myself on my teaching achievements winning the Top teacher award from UCLH on more than one occasion. I spend regular time teaching medical students, junior doctors and nurses. I am a very keen team player with close links with all staff including nurse specialists, administrators and managers. I consistently receive excellent feedback for all areas of my work.
I make sure that I keep up to date with my skills and competencies and rigorously and robustly monitor my clinical and endoscopic performance.
Areas of interest
Nutrition; Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Endoscopic procedures
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician since 1994
Basildon University Hosptal
Essex SS16 5NL
Previous publications in peer reviewed journals on inflammatory bowel disease and nutrition.
I am a devoted family man with 4 children, two of whom are doctors and a recent grandson. I have a keen interest in all cultural activities particularly the theatre, concerts and comedy. I am a regular and fiercely competitive tennis player. I enjoy the outdoors especially walking/hiking in the Lake District when floods allow. I take pride in my one nerdish hobby which is stamp collecting.
Top Teacher Award from UCLH
Advanced Bowel Cancer Screening Practitioner
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hebrew (modern) - Fluent
- German - Conversational
Papers on IBD and nutrition in peer-reviewed journals.
Chapters in Gastroenterology textbooks
Polyp detection rate >50% at colonoscopy
Caecal intubation rate >96%
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2000
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 1985
- BSc University College London 1979
- MBBS University College London 1982
Reference number 2568519
Details of entry to specialist register
- Accreditation in Gastroenterology, General medicine and Nutrition, 1993
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
Medical Protection Society
British Medical Association
- Nuffield Health Brentwood Hospital, CM15 8EH
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 01277 695695
- Spire Hartswood Hospital, CM13 3LE
- 10:00 - 12:30
- 01277 232525
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 David Gertner