- Fee assured
- Verified account
- Open Referral network
- Inflammatory bowel disease
I was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician in 2013 at Musgrove Park Hospital, and have a full time NHS contract.
Prior to this I completed specialist gastroenterology training in the Wessex region, during which I took time out of programme to complete a doctoral thesis in cellular biochemistry and inflammatory bowel disease; my PhD was awarded in 2014 for this work.
Since taking up my consultant post, my focus has been on delivering safe and high quality endoscopy, developing advanced endoscopic skills and bringing new innovations into my endoscopic practice. I am an accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist, a certification which is a marker of a high quality.
Capsule Colonoscopy has recently been introduced as an alternative to colonoscopy or CT colon. I have passed an accredited training programme to specialise in this technique.
My management roles include Director of the Somerset bowel cancer screening programme, clinical lead for the capsule endoscopy service and clinical nutrition lead (shared role).
I am also an active member of the clinical ethics team for Somerset NHS Foundation Trust and have developed a specialist interest in complex clinical nutrition disorders and clinically assisted nutrition.
Areas of interest
colonoscopy; gastroscopy; nasal gastroscopy; capsule endoscopy; capsule colonoscopy; luminal gastroenterology; hepatology; inflammatory bowel disease; anaemia; cancer; bowel cancer screening; colon polyp management / surveillance including advanced EMR; nutrition; pancreatic failure; intestinal failure; pancreatitis; irritable bowel syndrome; diarrhoea / constipation; abdominal pain; indigestion and gastro-oesophageal reflux; nutritional complications of bariatric surgery; coeliac disease; malabsorption; gastro-intestinal feeding tubes
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Physician
Musgrove Park Hospital
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Capsule Endoscopy and Capsule Colonoscopy
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Courses offered to GPs
Organised by Parkside Private Patients Unit
2020 data (numbers in parentheses are JAG agreed targets)
Colonoscopy 310 (>100)
Caecal intubation rate 96.8% (>90%)
Terminal ileum intubation rate 60.6%(no target)
Rectal retroversion rate 98.1% (>90%)
Colonoscopy withdrawal time 15.6 mins (> 6 mins)
Polyp detection rate 68% (> 20%)
Polyp retrieval rate 96.7% (>90%)
Unsedated procedures 40.6%
Colonoscopy comfort score 4.2% moderate or severe (<10%)
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians of London 2002
- PhD School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, University of Portsmouth 2014
- BSc (Hons) Tumour Biology (intercal.) Royal Free and University College London Medical School 1996
- MBBS Royal Free and University College London Medical School 1999
Reference number 4637086
Details of entry to specialist register
- General (Internal) Medicine , 2013
- Gastroenterology , 2013
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)
Musgrove Park Hospital (1-5)
Therapeutic colonoscopy with snare loop biopsy or excision of lesion - (5-50)
Musgrove Park Hospital (1-5)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)
Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)
Small bowel capsule endoscopy (including interpretation and evaluation) - (1-5)
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