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- Inflammatory bowel disease
Year qualified 1989 King's College Hospital, University of London.
Having qualified from King’s College Medical School, University of London in 1989, I trained in general medicine and gastroenterology at the Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham. Specialist training and research in liver disease and liver transplant medicine was undertaken at the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London.
I have a special interest in irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic liver disease and gastrointestinal endoscopy. I have carried out over 10,000 endoscopic procedures and routinely train both trainee and experienced endoscopists.
I take a very active role in the development of gastroenterology and hepatology at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough and Bromley Primary Care Trust as part of my role as Lead Clinician for Gastroenterology Services, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
I am interested in novel endoscopic techniques such as wireless capsule endoscopy which involves swallowing a "pill camera" which produces a 12 hour recording of the entire small intestine. This service is available at Chelsfield Park Hospital. We aim to introduce a "colon capsule" in the near future.
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a particular interest to me and I always prepared to discuss the role of alternative therapies in addition to standard treatment.
I am currently leading a National Institute of Clinical Excellence funded project to develop new pathways for patients with IBS in the Bromley District.
I also contribute regularly the development of gastroenterology guidelines and pathways for the South East London Sector
In 2011, I was accepted as Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians, UK.
Areas of interest
Upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy including:- Gastroscopy (OGD); Colonoscopy; Video capsule endoscopy; Bowel cancer screening; Oesophageal dilatation; Oesophageal variceal banding; Oesophageal stenting; Barrett's surveillance; Bravo pH studies. ~
Therapeutic colonoscopy including:- Polypectomy; Argon beam coagulation. ~
Heartburn (GORD); Functional dyspepsia; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Investigation of abdominal pain; Ulcerative colitis; Crohn's disease; Abnormal liver function; Fatty liver disease; Cirrhosis
Current NHS consultant posts held
2002-2011 Consultant Gastroenterologist and Lead Clinician for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, Queen Mary's Hospital,
2011-2013 Consultant Gastroenterologist and Lead Clinician for Gastroenterology Services, South London Healthcare Trust.
2013- current Consultant Gastroenterologist, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough.
Associate Lead Clinician for Endoscopy Services, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Irritable bowel syndrome and other functional GI disorders
Acid reflux disorders
Inflammatory bowel disease
Alcoholic liver disease
Upper GI cancer
I have published articles in peer reviewed journals on these topics and has carried out over 10,000 diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures.
Journal of Hepatology
Outcomes for all my endoscopic procedures carried out for NHS and private practice are audited 3 monthly.
My results reach the recommended British Society of Gastroenterology Joint Advisory Group key quality indicator targets and are well above the national average.
- MBBS University Of London 1989
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2007
- CCST Gastroenterology and General Medicine Royal College of Physicians, London 2002
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Examiner for Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians, UK 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology and General Medicine, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow and Examiner for Royal College of Physicians.
Member of British Society of Gastroenterology.
Member European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation.
Medical Protection Society.
British Medical Association.
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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.