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I am a well established and experienced consultant in Gastroenterology, in practice since 2000. My NHS base is at the Barnsley Hospital NHS FT.
I look after patients with a variety of upper and lower gastrointestinal problems and perform a range of endoscopic procedures.
I have active research interests with more than 25 publications and 40 abstracts published over the years.
I have previously served as Training Programme Director for SpRs in South Yorkshire and actively participate in teaching SpRs, nurses and GPs. I regularly teach endoscopic procedures locally and in St George's Hospital, London.
I am a regular examiner for the MRCP PACES and student OSCE examinations
As a member of the British Society Of Gastroenterology (BSG), I have regularly served on various sections and currently am on the Oesophageal, NGM and Liver sections.
My management experience includes having been the lead clinician in Gastroenterology and Clinical Director of the Medical CBU in Barnsley for more than 5 years.
I have been awarded several Clinical Excellence awards
My outside interests include Fitness, Walking, Travelling and Golf.
Areas of interest
• Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD);
Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS); Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Iron deficiency anemia; Abdominal pain; Liver disease and abnormal liver functions (LFTs).
Endoscopic procedures that I have expertise in are Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP and Capsule Endoscopy.
- Linda Whitaker
- Spire Methley Park Hospital Methley Lane Methley LEEDS LS26 9HG
- 01977 664259
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician,
Barnsley Hospital NHS FT
Barnsley S75 2EP
Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD)
Irritable Bowel Disease (IBS)
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
I have published more than 25 articles and presented more than 40 abstracts in national and international meetings.
I participate in an active research programme and am currently the Principle Investigator (PI) in 7 ongoing studies
Fitness, Walking, Gardening, Travelling and Golf
Over the years I have been the recipient of several Clinical Excellence Awards for overall excellence in clinical care, awarded by the NHS and the Government
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
- Marathi (Marāṭhī) - Native or bilingual
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Conversational
- Gujarati - Basic
Some of the articles published are as follows:
Mesalazine induced exacerbation of ulcerative colitis. Gut 1995.
Intestinal Metaplasia at the Squamocolumnar junction in patients presenting for endoscopy. Gut 1997.
Setting Quality standards for auditing upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Gastroenterology Today 1998.
Auditing mortality from UGIH: impact of an HDU. Journal of the RCP London 1998.
Comparing urinary Pancreolauryl ratio and Faecal Elastase 1 as indicators of Pancreatic insufficiency. Pancreatology 2004.
Capsule endoscopy for the evaluation of NSAID enteropathy. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2006.
Capsule endoscopy changes patient management in routine clinical practice. Digestive Diseases and Sciences 2007
Factors predicting the diagnostic yield and intervention in obscure GI bleeding investigated using capsule endoscopy. Endoscopy 2008.
Improving the quality of care for medical inpatients by placing a higher priority on ward rounds. Clinical Medicine 2013.
Interim results of a randomised control trial of homeopathic treatment for IBS. Homeopathy 2014.
Our experience of a pharmacist- led immunomodulator clinic, a novel experience in a DGH Gut 2014
Courses offered to GPs
I regularly present gastroenterology topics of interest at the Barnsley BEST meeting for Gps as a part of their educational programme.
I have recently done talks for GPs on IBS and iron deficiency anaemia.
- MBBS University Of Bombay 1986
- MD General internal medicine University of Bombay 1989
- MRCP Royal College of physicians, Glasgow 1992
- CCST in Gastroenterology and General medicine Royal College of Physicians and the BSG 1999
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 2004
- Endoscopic Ultrasound Freeman Hospital, Newcastle 2016
- Endoscopic Ultrasound University Hospital, Santiago, Spain 2017
Reference number 4064938
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCST in Gastroenterology and General Medicine, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Society Of Gastroenterology
Royal College of Physicians of London
General Medical Council
- Birkby Hall RoadHUDDERSFIELDHD2 2BL
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01484 533131
- Methley LaneMethleyLEEDSLS26 9HG
- 18:00 - 20:00
- 01977 518518
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
Telephone number 07940821144