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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Dr Baker is a consultant gastroenterologist who specialises in the diagnosis and management of the full spectrum of gastrointestinal (GI) and liver disease. He has full JAG accreditation for both upper and lower GI diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and he regularly performs these procedures as part of his routine practice. He works as a full-time NHS consultant for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and undertakes his private practice at BMI The Droitwich Spa Hospital. He has an interest in advanced endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and his sub-speciality interest is Hepatology. He offers a non-invasive transient elastography (FibroScan) measurement as part of an assessment into overall liver heath. This scan helps determine the presence of liver fibrosis or cirrhosis which is a condition known to have both long-term liver-related health consequences that is also strongly associated with significant cardiovascular risk, for example heart attack and stroke.
Dr Baker provides an expert opinion for patients presenting with any GI or liver complaint and is acutely aware of the impact that these conditions can have on an individual's quality of life. He strives for a holistic and individualised approach in an effort to optimise the care he provides focusing on each of his patient's specific needs.
He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2009, consistently performing in the higher quartiles compared with his peers. He has obtained full membership of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and the Speciality Certificate Examination in Gastroenterology. The breadth of experience gained from exposure to multiple different institutions during his career has been invaluable. A full year included working alongside world-leading liver transplant clinicians at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, one of largest liver transplant units in Europe. This provided him with a strong foundation of knowledge and confidence to manage liver transplant recipients and highlighted the benefits of high quality, internationally leading research and how this can transform day-to-day patient care. He continues to offer this specialist input by maintaining strong personal and professional links through collaborative working with clinicians at this tertiary centre.
Throughout his undergraduate and postgraduate medical career Dr Baker has taken every opportunity to immerse himself in audit, quality improvement and collaborative research. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented orally, and in poster format, at a range of regional, national and international conferences. He continues his enthusiasm to stay abreast of the latest clinical advances in his field through regular engagement with the academic literature and regular specialty conference attendance. This enables him to offer all of his patients the latest evidence-based care.
Obtainment of a post-graduate qualification in medical education is a demonstration of his commitment to teaching and sharing his medical knowledge and experience with others. He regularly enjoys contributing to and delivering both undergraduate and post-graduate teaching sessions and considers this an essential component to his clinical practice and continued professional development.
Outside of his demanding and fulfilling professional career he enjoys spending quality family time with his wife and two young children.
Areas of interest
Bowel conditions including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) such as Ulcerative colitis/Crohn's disease, colorectal cancer, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and coeliac disease
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) and related upper gastrointestinal conditions and symptoms e.g. dysphagia, dyspepsia, nausea & vomiting
Hepatology (liver disease and abnormal liver tests) including the use of FibroScan (Transient Elastography) for the non-invasive assessment of liver disease
Upper GI (oesophageal & stomach) + lower GI (colorectal) cancer
Hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB - liver, gallbladder, bile duct & pancreas) cancer
Diagnostic & therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy e.g OGD and Colonoscopy
Advanced endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Inflammatory bowel disease
Spending quality time with my wife, two young children and friends
Digital e-poster of distinction – BSG Annual Meeting, 2018
Collaborative National Research Methodology Prize for RICOCHET study from BJS/ASIT, 2017
Educational bursary from Health Education England (HEE)
• ‘Diastolic dysfunction on echocardiography does not predict survival after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Stent-Shunt in patients with cirrhosis’
- Co-author. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2019
• ‘A multicentre development and validation study of a novel lower gastrointestinal bleeding score—The Birmingham Score’
- Collaborator and local project lead
- International Journal of Colorectal Disease, 2019
• ‘The prediction of diminutive/small polyp histology using didactic vs computer based training in gastroenterology trainees’
- Gut 2018; 67: A4-A5
• ‘Time to Endoscopy for Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Results from a Prospective Multicentre Trainee-Led Audit’
- Co-author. United European Gastroenterology Journal (UEGJ) 2018.
• ‘Outcomes of patients following liver transplantation for idiopathic and paracetamol-related acute liver failure’
- British Association for the study of the liver
(BASL) conference edition journal 2018
- American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) conference edition journal 2018
• ‘Learning from adverse outcomes: guidelines on colonoscopic polypectomy in patients aged 85 years and older’
- Frontline Gastroenterology. 2016 Jul;7(3):199-201
• ‘Physiological and social predictors of acute medical admissions’
- Society of Acute Medicine published abstract 2012
Acute Medicine 2012; 11(2): 81-85
• ‘A patient with an acute confusional state’
- BMJ Case Reports 2010
• ‘FY1 Survival Guide & review of ACE the OSCE’
- ACE Medicine 2010
• ‘Chronic Kidney Disease; the association with CVD in primary care’
- The Renal Association international conference 2009
- British Renal Society national conference 2009
Dr Baker consistently achieves JAG certification standards for all of his upper and lower GI endoscopic procedures.
His colonoscopy caecal intubation rate is >95%
- PGCert MedEd Keele University 2018
- Specialty Certificate Examination (SCE) Gastroenterology Royal College of Physicians 2015
- MBChB The University of Birmingham 2009
- CCT Gastroenterology & General (Internal) Medicine Royal College of Physicians 2019
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2013
Reference number 7038609
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology & General (Internal) Medicine, 2019
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians (RCP) London
British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL)
Midland Gastroenterological Society (MGS)
Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association (HCSA)
Medical Defence Union (MDU)
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