Dr Bruce Macfarlane

Dr Bruce Macfarlane

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine 02811626


  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network

About me

Dr Macfarlane qualified from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, and completed his PhD in iron deficiency anaemia in the MRC Iron and Red Cell Metabolism Unit. He emigrated to the UK in 1989. He trained in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Royal Free Hospital and was awarded a CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in 1996.

In 2008 Dr Macfarlane passed the National Accreditation Examination for screening colonoscopists, a prerequisite to perform colonoscopy in the NHS bowel cancer screening programme (his NHS base Endoscopy Unit is a second wave bowel cancer screening unit). He is the Clinical Lead for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme at West Herts NHS Trust, was the lead for the roll-out of the local Bowel Scope Programme (now no longer available), and the local lead for the replacement program, the Age extension for 50-59 year olds in the Bowel Cancer Screening program

Areas of interest

General gastroenterology including:- Upper and lower GIT disorders; Reflux disease; Investigation of diarrhoea; Evaluation of rectal bleeding; Investigation of iron deficiency anaemia; Management of inflammatory bowel disease ~
Hepatology:evaluation of abnormal liver function tests ~
Endoscopic procedures:- Upper GIT endoscopy; Flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy (accredited NHS bowel cancer screening program colonoscopist).

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Procedures completed

  • X3510

    IV sedation administered by operator - (>50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (>50)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50)

  • H2003

    Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50)

  • H2502

    Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (5-50)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (5-50)

  • G8083

    Therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    Spire Bushey Hospital (1-5)

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