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- Inflammatory bowel disease
I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Reader at St George's Hospital and Medical School. I see patients privately at Parkside and the New Malden Diagnostic Centre. I am fully registered with the GMC and have specialist certification in Gastroenterology and General internal Medicine.
I trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship gaining my PhD in the field of gut immunity and infection. My current research programme focuses on the causes of inflammatory bowel disease and improving diagnosis.
My clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) including Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis, indigestion and heartburn, chronic diarrhoea, gut infections, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and family screening for bowel cancer. I am an experienced therapeutic endoscopist and have performed many thousand gastroscopies and colonoscopies
Areas of interest
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); inflammatory bowel disease (IBD);GI infection; Colorectal (bowel) cancer (including family history); Dyspepsia (indigestion); Colonoscopy; Gastroscopy (endoscopy);
problems with change of bowel; problems with acid related symptoms; adolescence and young people with IBD
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer
St George's NHS Trust
Queen Mary's Hospital Roehampton
Dr Richard Pollok trained at St Bartholomew's Hospital and won a highly sought after Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellowship gaining his PhD in the field of the gut immunity and GI infection. He was awarded The Digestive Disease Foundation (CORE) National Research Prize for this work. His current research programme focuses on the causes and improving the diagnosis of of inflammatory bowel disease and bowel cancer.
Diploma of Tropical medicine & Hygiene
BSc Infection and Immunity
PhD mucosal immunology
Wellcome Trust clinical research fellow
DDF research prize
Selected peer reviewed publications By Dr POLLOK and his co-authors:
Assessment of administrative data for evaluating the shifting acquisition of Clostridium difficile infection in England. Jen MH, Saxena S, Bottle A, Pollok R, Holmes A, Aylin P. J Hosp Infect. 2012 Mar; 80(3):229-37. Epub 2012 Feb 4
Meta-analysis: diagnostic medical radiation exposure in inflammatory bowel disease. Chatu S, Subramanian V, Pollok RC. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2012 Mar;35(5):529-39. Epub 2012 Jan 13
Diagnostic accuracy of small intestine ultrasonography using an oral contrast agent in Crohn's disease: Comparative study from the UK. Chatu S, Pilcher J, Saxena SK, Fry DH, Pollok RC. Clin Radiol. 2011 Dec 31.
Acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: identifying low risk patients. Chakrabarty G, Groves C, Pollok R. Gut. 2011
Increased health burden associated with Clostridium difficile diarrhoea in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Jen MH, Saxena S, Bottle A, Aylin P, Pollok RC. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2011 Jun;33(12):1322-31
Unusual causes of diarrhoea and peripheral oedema. Gayatri Chakrabarty, RCG Pollok, P Mortimer. Gastroenterology Today 2011; 21(1): 18-19
JF Rahier et al.European evidence-based Consensus guidelines on the management of opportunistic infections in inflammatory bowel disease. J Crohn’s and Colitis 2010 Jun;4(2):199-202
Pollok RCG. Clostridium difficile. N Engl J Med. 2009 Feb 5;360(6):636
Subramanian V, Saxena S, Kang JY, and Pollok R. Pre-operative steroid use in patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and post-operative complications: meta-analysis. Am J Gatroenterol. . 2008; 103:2373-81.
Saxena S, Mitton S, Pollok RC. Chronic diarrhoea in a teenager: 10 minute consultation. BMJ. 2008 Jul 14; 337
Courses offered to GPs
I frequently talk on aspects of Inflammatory bowel disease; irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhoea; GI infection
- Felllow of the Royal College of Physicians Royal College of Physicians 1996
Reference number 3339181
- Parkside Hospital
- 14:00 - 20:00
- 020 8971 8026
- The New Malden Diagnostic Centre
- 16:00 - 18:00
- 020 8942 6555
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
contact duty matron
c/o Parkside Hospital tel 0208 9718000