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I trained in Hepatology (Liver disease) at King's College Hospital, London. I have worked as Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist in Norwich since 2003. I have completed a 5 year term as Clinical Director for the department. I remain active in the management of the department focussing on clinical improvement and clinical governance. Previously I was a member of the New Consultants' Committee of the Royal College of Physicians. I have also sat on national bodies for liver disease including the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and the development of a national quality improvement programme for liver disease (IQILS). I am a member of the European Association for the Study of Liver diseases (EASL), the British eqivalent (BASL), as well as BSG.
Areas of interest
Hepatology; Liver disease; Hepatitis; Alcohol problems; Fatty liver; Diseases of the pancreas; Endoscopy - therapeutic; Colonoscopy; ERCP
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital (including sessions at Cromer Hospital) since 2003.
Alcohol related liver disease
Management of severe alcoholic hepatitis
Management of chronic liver disease in the intensive care unit
Sport - I enjoy regular tennis, cricket, cycling and gym sessions. I like to watch rugby, cricket and football (particularly if any of my children are participating) and hold a season ticket at Carrow Road.
I have a national UKCC Level 2 coaching award as a cricket coach.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Conversational
I have published in the medical literature on severe alcoholic hepatitis including one of the largest studies ever published, as well as a collaborative publication on Hepatitis E infection in the UK.
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly give free talks to GPs and practice nurses at Spire Norwich Hospital, contribute to GP update courses held at NNUH. I have also spoken at GP courses.
Caecal intubation rate is 96%.
Unit post-ERCP pancreatitis rate 2% (national average=4%).
Sedation rates audited and well within BSG guidelines.
Patient pain scores during endoscopy audited with good results.
Colleague survey performed regularly with excellent results.
Patient survey performed regularly with excellent results.
- MBBS London University 1991
- BSc London University 1988
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians of London 2004
Reference number 3433418
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist registration, 2003
Affiliations / memberships
European Association of the Study of the Liver member
British Association of the Study of the Liver member
British Society of Gastroenterology member
- Spire Norwich Hospital, NR4 7TD
- 08:00 - 12:30
- 01603 255644
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
01603286286 (this is the number for switchboard at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital).
Please explain that you are a private patient of Dr Martin Phillips, Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, and that I have asked you to contact me in the event of emergency out of hours.