Investigation of diarrhoea, investigation of iron deficiency anaemia, investigation of abnormal liver function tests, inflammatory bowel disease and management of polyp cancers.
West Herts Hospital NHS Trust
British Society of GastroenterologyRoyal College of Physicians
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 lead for the West Herts NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Program.
Dr Macfarlane is married with two daughters.His main interests outside medicine are mountain climbing and rugby.
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