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Last updated: 29 Apr 2020
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Accredited endoscopist
I trained in gastroenterology at centres of excellence in London, having achieved a first class degree as a medical student. I was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist at University Hospital Lewisham in 1998 and have worked as a busy clinican in this post ever since. I have a particular interest in the investigation of abdominal symptoms, including rectal bleeding, pain and changes in bowel habit and bloating, and also in investigation of dyspepsia and heartburn. I undertake a considerable number of endoscopic procedures each year and have a broad experience. In addition, I have developed an excellent multidisciplinary team to which all my patients have access. When not working I enjoy my 5 children, 4 chickens and playing the violin.
Areas of interest
Luminal gastroenterology including irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Investigation of abdominal pain, rectal bleeding and bloating; dyspepsia / peptic ulcer disease and heartburn;colonoscopy and endoscopy; access to multidisciplinary team for management of irritable bowel syndrome including specialist dietician, cognitive behavioural therapy and psychological support; stress related symptoms ; management of the anxious patient;avoidance of medication and invasive testing where possible.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist Lewisham Healthcare Trust (appointed 1998)
Patient satisfaction with endoscopic procedures, improving the experience of endoscopy for patients, quality of life studies in irritable and inflammatory bowel diseases, optimum investigation practices in frail patients.
My family - I have a neurologist husband and 5 independently minded children.
My violin- I play with a local orchestra and at home when allowed.
Classical music especially Brahms
Our animals - 9 cheerful chickens and a labradoodle, 2 budgies and 5 guinea pigs..
Cooking - I love cooking curry and baking cakes
In addition to my medical degree I have a first class honours BSc, an MD, Fellowship of Royal College of Physicains, Membership of British Society Gastroenterology, Membership of European Colitis and Crohn's Organisation
I am Deputy Chair of the BMA UK Consultant's Committee, BMA Council elected member, BMA Equality Diversity and Inclusion Working Group, Hon Sec of London South Regional Consultants Committee, Chair of Lewisham/Greenwich Local Negotiating Committee
Extensive publication list available to view on Medline.
Courses offered to GPs
Happy Gut, Happy Life - webinar for patients
Removing the Irritable in IBS - easy strategies to help patients and 2014 Updateof new pharmacology
Colon Cancer - investigation and management
Investigation of Abnormal Liver Function Tests
Inflammatory Bowel Disease - What's new in 2014
Patient Satisfaction Scores 2014 - prospective audit of 30 patients achieved 98% rating of 'excellent'
Colonoscopy completion rates approaching 97% for 6 months audit to March 2013
Lowest pain scores and sedation requirements for colonoscopy in Gastroenterology Dept 2014
360 degree feedback rated ' popular and skilled clinician'
- University of London BSc MD MB BS Guys Hospital 1987
Reference number 3264517
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Deputy Chair BMA UK Consultants Committee, BMA Local Negotiating Committe, BMA London South Regional Consultants Committee British Medical Association 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology/GIM, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
FRCP, BSG, ECCO, BMA
- BMI The Blackheath Hospital, SE3 9UD
- 09:00 - 12:30
- 020 8297 4550
- London Bridge Hospital, SE1 2PR
- 09:30 - 12:00
- 020 7234 2009
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
Pam Bond 01353 863240