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Last updated: 12 May 2020
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Dr Richard Robinson qualified from St Mary's Hospital in London in 1989. He trained in general internal medicine in Cardiff and Bristol before completing his gastroenterology training in Leicester in 1992.
Dr Robinson is a general gastroenterologist with particular expertise in endoscopy, colonoscopy bowel cancer screening and inflammatory bowel disease. He established the Leicester Endoscopy Training Centre in 2004 & continues to run courses in basic and advanced endoscopy and colonoscopy.
Dr Robinson is an advanced colonoscopist for the National Bowel Cancer Screeening Programme (BCSP) and acts as a colonoscopy examiner, accrediting BCS colonoscopists. He is currently Chair of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Accreditation Panel overseeing the accreditation process in the UK. He is Director of Bowel Cancer Screening for Leicestershire.
Areas of interest
Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Endoscopic procedures; Endoscopy - therapeutic, indigestion, heartburn, hiatus hernia, crohns disease, abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, change in bowel habit, rectal bleeding, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease, gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, bowel cancer screening, dysphagia,
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer University Hospitals of Leicester. I am based at Leicester General Hospital but most of my endoscopy is done at Glenfield Hospital. I also have clinics at Loughborough General Hospital on a Monday.
My MD thesis was on the aetiology and treatment of osteoporosis in patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
My recent publications focus principally on service delivery including self management of inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopic mucosal resection and aspects of bowel cancer screening.
Although now too old to play, I am a rugby enthusiast following Leicester Tigers and still enjoy keeping fit. I am a keen cyclist and enjoy sailing and skiing. Weekends are usually spent dog walking.
1996 British Digestive Foundation Travelling Fellowship to work in Lyon and Paris
2006 Next Innovation Award to develop a Self Management Programme for patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
2014 Midlands Gastroenterology Society Travel Award to Ghana
2015 British Society of Gastroenterology grant to establish an endoscopy training centre in Accra, Ghana
Since 2010 I have had more than 20 publications plus a book chapter: papers in peer reviewed journals or published abstracts at national/international meetings:
Variations In Adenoma Detection Rate And Cancer Detection Rate In Individuals From Different Ethnic Groups Undergoing Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopy. A. M. Verma, V. Lewin, A. P. Chilton, J. de Caestecker, A. Dixon, J. Jameson, P. Wurm, R. J. Robinson Gut 2014;63:Suppl 1 A122 doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2014-307263.263
The differential effects of statins on the risk of developing pancreatic cancer: a case-control study in two centres in the United Kingdom. Carey FJ, Little MW, Pugh TF, Ndokera R, Ing H, Clark A, Dennison A, Metcalfe MS, Robinson RJ, Hart AR.
Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Nov;58(11):3308-12. doi: 10.1007/s10620-013-2778-7. Epub 2013 Jul 18. PMID: 23864194
Aspirin may prevent cholangiocarcinoma: a case-control study from the United kingdom. Burr NE1, Talboys RJ, Savva S, Clark A, Phillips M, Metcalfe M, Dennison A, Robinson R, Lewis MP, Rhodes M, Rushbrook S, Hart AR. Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Jul;59(7):1567-72. doi: 10.1007/s10620-014-3056-z. Epub 2014 Feb 18.
Courses offered to GPs
Regular contributor to organised GP education sessions
I perform more than 250 colonoscopies/year in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme where key performance indicators (KPI) are independently assessed. For example, in 2014 my caecal intubation (completion) rate (97.46 v 90%), mean withdrawal time (12 v 6 mins) and polyp retrieval (96.95 v 90%) all exceed national standards. 91.63% of my patients experience no or only mild/moderate pain. Adenoma detection rate (ADR) is the most clinically relevant measure of high quality endoscopy since it is associated with a low rate of interval cancer. My ADR is 53.59%; this significantly exceeds the national target of 40%.
- BSc University of London 1988
- MBBS University of London 1989
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 1992
- Advanced Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopy JAG 2006
Reference number 3321942
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, 1998
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Medical Association
Midlands Gastroenterology Society
Medical Defence Union
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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.