Dr Nicholas Hudson

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine

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  • Accredited endoscopist

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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Hepatobiliary
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist

About me

Dr N Hudson trained at Birmingham Medical School in 1978-84. His MD thesis at University Hospital Nottingham was in Gastro-intestinal injury associated with NSAIDs exposure. He was appointed Senior Registrar in Gastroenterology at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before appointment as Consultant Gastroenterologist at City Hospital Birmingham in 1995. He moved to Worcester Royal Infirmary in 2000 where he continues to work as a Clinical Gastroenterologist involved in ward based and outpatient care. therapeutic endoscopy and on call rota for GI emergencies.

He was clinical sub Dean for Birmingham Medical school in 2001-2005 following the introduction of medical students to Worcester. He chaired the 5th year Curriculum Committee at Birmingham Medical School 2005-2012. and was Clinical Director for Medical Specialties at Worcester Royal Hospital 2014-17. He is currently Clinical Governance Lead for Medical Specialties at Worcester Royal Hospital.

He has a keen interest in all aspects of clinical Gastroenterology as well as diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP. In 2007 he set up the video endoscopy capsule service for examination of the small intestine with a swallowed pill camera and has performed over 400 procedures.

He has a keen interest in all aspects of clinical Gastroenterology and a large practice in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He maintains a large endoscopic workload performing over 1000 Upper GI endoscopies, 600 Colonoscopies (prospective caecal intubation rate >94%) and 130 ERCPs biliary cannulation >95%) and recently introduced a colonic stenting service for palliative therapy of colonic obstruction.

Areas of interest

Upper GI disorders, reflux and peptic ulcer disease, Inflammatory bowel disease; Small bowel disorders; Diagnostic endoscopy and colonoscopy; Interventional endoscopy (oesophageal and pyloric dilatation,oesophageal variceal banding, gastric and colonoscopic polypectomy and EMR; oesophageal, duodenal and colonic stent, ERCP, sphincterotomy and biliary stent insertion; Video capsule endoscopy.

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)

    Spire South Bank Hospital (5-50)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

    Spire South Bank Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

    Spire South Bank Hospital (1-5)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire South Bank Hospital (1-5)

  • J3900

    Therapeutic ERCP with insertion of biliary or pancreatic stent(s), sphincterotomy or stone extraction - (1-5)

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