Consultant Profile

Dr Nicholas Church

Dr Nicholas Church MBChB, MD, FRCP (Ed)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Gastrointestinal surgery
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Pancreatology
Special clinical interests:

I have a special interest in endoscopy and luminal gastroenterology. I perform upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy for the investigation and treatment of reflux symptoms, abdominal pain, alteration in bowel function and removal of polyps. I perform ERCP including Spyglass cholangioscopy for the investigation and treatment of diseases of the bile duct and pancreas. I have a lead role in quality assurance of endoscopy services locally and nationally. I have expertise in general gastroenterology, functional bowel disorders, gastrointestinal bleeding, medical pancreatology and autoimmune pancreatitis and IgG4 disease. 

Research interests:

I have published papers in the fields of gastrointestinal bleeding, chronic pancreatitis, autoimmune pancreatitis and ERCP. I have ongoing involvement in clinical studies investigating treatments for gastrointestinal bleeding. I regularly lecture on a range of subjects related to endoscopy. 

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

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

British Medical Association
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
British Society of Gastroenterology
Scottish Society of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland

Background Information 
Professional profile:

I graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1994. Following postgraduate training in Edinburgh and Dundee I gained my RCP in 1997. My MD was awarded in 2005 for the study of the utility of thrombin injection for the treatment of bleeding peptic ulcer. I undertook a year long clinical fellow post in London in 2004 focussing on ERCP and hepatobiliary medicine and during this time developed my interest in autoimmune pancreatitis and IgG4 disease. In my current post as consultant gastroenterologist at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh I am professional lead for endoscopy services in Lothian. In my daily practice I see patients for investigation and treatment of a range of luminal gastroenterology symptoms and conditions. I am a JAG assessor for the quality assurance of endoscopy units nationally. 

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Dr Nicholas Church

Dr Nicholas Church Gastroenterology Consultant, Edinburgh, private hospital specialist.

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