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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Accredited endoscopist
I have been a consultant Gastroenterologist for over 23 years and as such have acquired a wealth of experience treating a wide range of gastroenterological conditions. I have a particular expertise treating heartburn/reflux/indigestion/stomach problems/dyspepsia/swallowing problems (dysphagia) and various bowel conditions such as constipation and diarrhoea. My approach is to take a detailed history and examination and in particular look at your diet to see what might be aggravating your condition (if that is relevant). I am an experienced endoscopist doing several hundred gastroscopies (stomach examinations) and colonoscopies ( bowel examsinations) per year. Further details can also be viewed on www.hertsgastro.com
Areas of interest
Heartburn/Dyspepsia/Gastro-oesophageal reflux; abdominal pain: Colonoscopy; Upper gastro-intestinal disease; Gastro-intestinal disease; Bowel disease including diarrhoea and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Stomach; Pancreatic cancer; Gastrohepatology; Peptic ulcers; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Biliary disease; Dysphagia; Gastro-intestinal endoscopy; Constipation; Colorectal disease (Lower GI); Endoscopy - upper GI; Endoscopy - lower GI; Coeliac disease (celiac disease / gluten sensitive enteropathy); Colitis; Crohn's disease; Dyspepsia (indigestion); Gastro-intestinal pathology; Gastroenterology; Anaemia; ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography); Functional bowel disorders; Liver disease; Luminal gastroenterology; hepatology
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist QE2 Hospital (Welwyn Garden City) and Lister Hospital (Stevenage)
Gastrointestinal bleeding, colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and I have published widely on these topics (see publications)
National Clinical Excellence Award (Bronze) 2008-2018
Awarded British Society of Gastroenterology Travelling Fellowship, University of South Carolina, USA, 2009
Provision of out-of-hours services for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding in England: results of the 2014-15 BSG/NHS England national survey
Nedjat-Shokouhi B; Glynn M; Denton ERE; Greenfield SM
Frontline Gastroenterology 2017:8:8-12
Medical Care: A guide to planning and providing medical services for patients.
Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2016 edition, Royal College of Physicians
Watson A, Tham T, Harris A, Greenfield SM,
Pemphigus vulgaris: a rare cause of dysphagia.
Al-Janabi A, Greenfield SM
BMJ Case Rep 2015. Doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-212661
Deficiencies in services for acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
Lobo A, Greenfield SM, Forgacs I
BMJ 2015: 351:h4774 (editorial)
Polyp detection rate. Does length matter?
Segal J, Mills P, Greenfield SM
Gut 2015;64:Suppl 1 A218-A219
British Society of Gastroenterology policy and processes for the development of guidelines
Tham CK, Gleeson D, Greenfield SM, Harris A, Cort S
Gut 2015;64:7 1184-1185
Using NICE criteria to assess the management of acute upper GI bleeds during weekends – the evidence of a district general hospital. Al Bakir I, Oke S, Rashid T, Greenfield SM
Gut 2014; 63, supp 1: A226
Guidance on the indications for diagnostic upper GI endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. Harris A, Greenfield SM, Hughes S, Wilkinson M, Leicester R
BSG Guidance http://www.bsg.org.uk/clinical-guidance/endoscopy/guidance-on-the-indications-for-diagnostic-upper-gi-endoscopy-flexible-sigmoidoscopy-and-colonoscopy.html
Dietary iron does not impact the quality of life of patients with quiescent ulcerative colitis: an observational study
Tolkien Z, Pereira La D, Prassmayer L, Fitt E, Pot G, Greenfield SM, Powell JJ.
Nutritional Journal 2013,12:152-9
The setting up and running of a cross-county out-of-hours gastrointestinal bleed service: a possible blueprint for the future
Frontline Gastroenterol 2013;4:227-231
Bahman N Shokouhi, Mohammad et al ...Simon M Greenfield
The use of symptoms to predict colorectal cancer site. Kent A, Greenfield SM European Gastroenterology and Hepatology Review – 2011; 7 (2) 108-10
The impact of chronic constipation on quality of life in adults and children: A systematic review. Belsey J, Greenfield SM, Candy D, Geraint M Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2010;31:938-49
Courses offered to GPs
"The secrets to managing abnormal LFTs in General Practice" is available on www.gplectures.co.uk
There have no been deaths or significant complications (bowel perforation/bleeding) or admissions related to endoscopic procedures (gastroscopy,colonoscopy) in the last 10 years of my private practice.
My caecal intubation rate of over 95% reaches the standards as laid down by the Joint Advisory Group for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
- MB BS - Medical qualification King's College Hospital 1984
- MRCP - postgraduate exam Royal College of Physicians 1987
- MD Research Thesis University of London 1993
- Elected FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2000
- Awarded BSG Travelling Fellowship University of South Carolina, USA 2009
Reference number 2939432
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Former Chairman, Clinical Services and Standards Committee British Society of Gastroenterology 2016
- Former Chairman Independent Practice Committee British Society of Gastroenterology 2013
- Secretary , Clinical Services and Standards Committee British Society of Gastroenterology 2012
- UK Guidelines Editor British Society of Gastroenterology 2012
- Associate Editor "Gut" 2012
- Revalidation Speicalty Adviser Royal College of Physicians 2013
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, 1996
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow Royal College of Physicians
Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
- Pinehill Hospital
- 15:30 - 18:00
- 01462 422822
- Spire Harpenden Hospital
- 08:30 - 11:30
- 01582 763191
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
Please contact the hospital where the procedure was done who can then contact me.
Emergency contact 07947 803 034