Consultant Profile

Dr Bruce Macfarlane

Dr Bruce Macfarlane FRCP, PhD
Practicing at:
Spire Bushey Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Liver disease
Special clinical interests:

Investigation of diarrhoea, investigation of iron deficiency anaemia, investigation of abnormal liver function tests, inflammatory bowel disease and management of polyp cancers.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

West Herts Hospital NHS Trust

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Society of Gastroenterology
Royal College of Physicians

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8901 5555
Private secretary:
Melita Hird
Private secretary telephone number:
020 8901 0315
Private secretary fax:
020 8901 5552
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Clinics on Tuesday mornings and Saturday mornings 9am-2pm, theatre session on Thursday mornings
Background Information 
Professional profile:

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.

Personal profile:

Dr Macfarlane is married with two daughters.

His main interests outside medicine are mountain climbing and rugby.

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Dr Bruce Macfarlane

Dr Bruce Macfarlane Gastroenterology Consultant, Bushey, Watford, private hospital specialist.

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