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I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at Broomfield Hospital in Essex. I provide private assessment and treatment for gastrointestinal problems, including heartburn, anaemia, bleeding, abdominal pain, anal disorders and change in bowel habit, at Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford.
I qualified from the University College London School of Medicine in 1997. I hold bachelor degrees in medicine and anatomy. I was awarded the MRCP in 2000 and performed academic research in Crohn's disease at St Mark's Academic Institute, London between 2004 and 2006. I obtained the Certificate of Completion of Training in 2008 and since have been on the Specialist Register in both Gastroenterology and General Medicine.
Areas of interest
Endoscopy - lower GI; Liver disease; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Endoscopy - therapeutic; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Oesophageal dilatation; Oesophageal injection; Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) insertion and removal; Polyp removal; Endoscopic haemostasis; Bowel cancer screening; Barrett's oesophagus; Small bowel disease including capsule endoscopy and malabsorption; Chronic constipation; Chronic diarrhoea; Gastrointestinal infections; Variceal banding; APC therapy; Gut motility disorders.
- Denise Hewitt
- Broomfield Hospital Court Road CHELMSFORD CM1 7ET
- 07766 607187
Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
- Consultant appointment Broomfield Hospital since 2009
- Clinical lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease for Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust since 2012
- Clinical lead for Gastroenterology for Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust since 2013
- Medical Advisor for the Mid Essex Group of Crohn’s and Colitis UK (formerly NACC) since 2014
- JAG accredited endoscopist and endoscopy trainer since 2009
I undertook research in IBD (specifically Crohn's disease) at St Mark's Academic Institute, London between 2004 and 2006. Projects included:
1.Analysis of clinical and anatomical factors contributing to the healing of enteral fistulae.
2.Development of a clinical trial to investigate the effect of matrix metalloproteinase inhibition in the treatment of perianal fistulae in Crohn’s disease.
3.The role of growth factors in the pathology and healing of Crohn’s fistulae.
I play the piano - and am due to take the Grade 8 exam with the Trinity Board in 2016.
I rarely sacrifice an opportunity to spend time with my 11 year old son, the challenge here being taking him from his computer games onto a nearby tennis court.....
Travelling with my partner - unfortunately not as much as she nor I would like!
Clinical Excellence Award - Mid Essex Hospitals
Amulree and Slater Award for undergraduate elective work in Malaysia
MRC Scholarship for BSc Course
Anatomy (undergraduate): Certificate of Merit
Physiology (undergraduate): Certificate of Merit
Shah R, Hine K. Influence of sleep position on symptoms in adult patients with gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Gastroenterology Today 2007; 13(3)
Shah R, Hine K, Wheatley T. Case Report: Pregnancy in a woman with Primary Biliary Cirrhosis – does it affect foetal outcome and progression of maternal disease? Gastroenterology Today 2007; 15(2)
Shah R, Gould S, Henderson H, Cartwright-Taylor L. Diabetic control is not disturbed by an oral corticosteroid (prednisolone metasulfobenzoate) designed to treat colitis. Gut 2007; 56(4):a114
Shah R, Forbes A. 5-ASA drugs: is monitoring necessary? Clinical Dilemmas in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Edited by Irving, Rampton and Shanahan
Published by Blackwell publishing 2006
Shah R, Day R, Forbes A. Proteomics and its potential applications to gastroenterology. CME Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition 2004; 6(1): 3-7
Shah R, Lim G, Jones S. Inserting expandable metal oesophageal stents without x-ray. Gut 2002; 50(4):a120
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians 2000
- MBBS University of London 1997
- BSc (Hons) University of London 1994
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of Completion of Training, 2008
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology
Medical Protection Society
General Medical Council
- Lawn Lane Springfield CHELMSFORD CM1 7GU
- 14:00 - 18:00
- 01245 234000
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
Springfield Ward (staffed at all times)
Direct Line: 01245234080
Staff here can access me at all times.