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I trained in gastroenterology and general medicine at the Royal London Hospital and in Leeds, including 3 years of pure research leading to a Doctorate,
I was the first gastroenterologist appointed in Harrrogate, and set up the service there, and for 10 years continued to work in Leeds running a specialist hepatology clinic at the Leeds General Infirmary.
I have set up a specialised clinic for patients with Coeliac disease
I was Clinical Director for Medicine in Harrogate during the period the Hospital secured a ‘double excellent’ award from the Healthcare Commission, one of only 2 hospitals in the country to do so, thus have a track record in providing a wide range of high quality services in gastroenterology, underpinned by active research and an understanding of governance and how to deliver services safely.
As for all gastroenterologists, the quality of his endoscopic work is regularly reviewed by external assessors (JAG) - Dr Davies leads the Trust’s reporting to JAG for the ERCP service.
Areas of interest
• Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD) • Endoscopic procedures • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) • ERCP (Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) • Liver disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Pysician and Gastroenterologist Harrogate District Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
I continue to be active in research, at present into gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD), Barrett’s oesophagus, and links to gullet cancer.
I am the local lead investigator for 3 large national studies (AspECT, CHOPIN and BOSS).
Dr Davies is married with 3 grown-up children.
Interests include ski-ing, sailing, and keeping fit with runing (including ) marathons, and cycling (including through Kenya and Tanzania, China and Nepal, and from Land’s End to John O’Groats).
He shared the award of a Yorkshire Cancer Research Network grant for work into the stomach infection Helicobacter pylori.
Over 50 papers and abstracts in total: Last 3 are:
Consensus statements for management of Barrett’s dysplasia and early-stage esophageal adenocarcinoma, based on a Delphi process. (Multi-author). Gastroenterology 2012, 143(2): 336-46
Common variants at the MHC locus and at chromosome 16q24.1 predispose to Barrett’s esophagus. (Multi-author). Nature Genetics 2012, 44(10); 1131-6
An unusual cause of diarrhoea and arthritis. Nizam S. Johnstone A. Ridpath J. Davies G. Gough A.
Clinical Rheumatology. 32 Suppl 1:S3-5, 2013 Mar
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to come to individual or grouped practices to discuss any aspect of gastroenterolgy including referral guidelines and individual case management
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians of London