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- Inflammatory bowel disease
Ed Seward trained in Edinburgh for six years before moving to Liverpool where he developed an interest in Gastroenterology. He then worked as a Specialist Registrar across North East London, before obtaining a consultant post at Whipps Cross Hospital – now part of Barts Health NHS Trust. Situated in the diverse area of Waltham Forest, this enabled him to develop a broad experience in Gastroenterology. As Endoscopy Lead he developed a sub-specialist interest in therapeutic Endoscopy with particular expertise in colonoscopy and colonic stenting, and ERCP. It also allowed him to pursue a passion for service improvement and redesign, which culminated in his appointment as a National Clinical Advisor for Endoscopy. More recently, he has been responsible for piloting a pathway to shorten diagnostic waits in colorectal cancer which was shortlisted for a prestigious BMJ award, and is currently planned to be extended across London and the South East.
Ed has recently been appointed to UCLH in 2014 to deliver ‘Bowel Scope’ for the North central area of London – the national plan to provide screening for bowel cancer and polyps to all 55 year olds. He is also tasked with delivering an interventional colonoscopy service, and to improve the colonoscopy teaching and research brief at UCLH.
Areas of interest
Endoscopic procedures; Pancreatobiliary diseases; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
University College London Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
MD in the pathogenesis of pancreatitis and clinical studies on biliary dyskinesia
Shortening diagnostic pathways for colorectal cancer
Service redesign in Endoscopy
Ever-optimistic Spurs fan
Seward E, et al. A Confidential Study of Deaths after Emergency Medical Admission: Issues Relating to Quality of Care. Clinical Medicine 2003;3: 425-34
Deheragoda MG, Seward EW, et al.The use of immunoglobulin g4 immunostaining in diagnosing pancreatic and extrapancreatic involvement in autoimmune pancreatitis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2007 Oct;5(10):1229-34.
Church NI, Seward EW, et al Autoimmune pancreatitis: clinical and radiological features and objective response to steroid therapy in a UK series Am J Gastroenterol. 2007 Nov;102(11):2417-25.
Makins R, Seward E Small bowel cancer: should relatives be screened for Lynch syndrome? 2008 Gut 57(1): 140 Jawad N, Bhagat T, Murray S, Jawad F, Makins RJ, Seward EW. Do endoscopy audit tools overestimate polyp detection rates? Gut 2008; 57 A97
Paranandi B, Seward E. Caecal intubation with a gastroscope following an incomplete colonoscopy - is it feasible? Gut 2009; 58 A53
Anglim NS, Seward EW, et al Can colonoscopists size colonic polyps accurately and does it matter? Gut 2009; 58 A89
Murray S, Seward E. Gatrointestinal cancer: an opportunity missed Gut 2009; 58 A133
Siaw YH, Seward E Providing a colonic stenting service for malignant bowel obstruction: a district general hospital experience Gut 2012; 61(suppl 2) A294
Macdonald S, Seward E Is flexible sigmoidoscopy ever enough? An audit of rates of proximal disease during colonoscopy. Gut 2013; A34
Tai FWD, Seward E Risk stratification of upper gastrointestinal bleeding with the Glasgow-Blatchford score: experience of a district general hospital in East London, United Kingdom Gut 2013; A78
Andrews P, Seward E Straight to test colonoscopy - a viable means of shortening time to a definitive diagnosis Gut 2014; 63 (suppl 1) A27
Wadsworth CA, Seward E, et al Current performance of ERCP in the clearance of bile duct stones in UK centres - working towards robust key performance indicators Gut 2014; 63 (suppl 1) A210
Courses offered to GPs
On request - recently these have centred on colorectal cancer diagnostics such as bowel scope but I am happy to talk on alomst anything gastroenterological
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.