Consultant Profile

Dr Rex James Polson

Dr Rex James Polson BSc, MB BS, MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Parkway Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • General medicine
      Special clinical interests:

      Management of dyspepsia, inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome as well as hepatobiliary disease.

      I enjoy all diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy

      Research interests:

      Endoscopy-based drug studies in dyspepsia. Inflammatory bowel disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome drug studies.

      Iron metabolism and liver disease

      Current NHS and /or university posts:

      Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Solihull Hospital, Heart of England NHD Foundation Trust

      Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Birmingham

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

      Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
      Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
      Member of the British Association for Study of the Liver

      Financial interests/shares:

      Holds less than 0.1% of the shares in Spire Healthcare Group plc. 

      Contact Details 
      Telephone number to make a private appointment:
      0121 704 5527/5541
      Private secretary:
      Debbie Baldock
      Private secretary telephone number:
      0121 744 0798
      Private secretary email address:
      Background Information 
      Professional profile:

      I have held a weekly outpatient clinic seeing patients with predominantly gastroenterological or hepatological problems at Spire Parkway Hospital, Solihull since shortly after my appointment as Consultant Physician / Gastroenterologist at Solihull Hospital in November 1991. I am pleased to say that these clinics have always appeared to be helpful and popular for both patients and their GP's with, at times, a short waiting list developing!

      I also carry out an Endoscopy List each week at Spire Parkway Hospital that includes both diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopies. I am always happy to include patients for Direct Access gastroscopy on these lists when it is clinically appropriate.

      As Lead Clinician for Gastroenterology at Solihull Hospital, I personally perform approximately 700 endoscopic procedures each year including many of those on our medical and paramedical colleagues when the need arises! My busy NHS workload also includes seeing the majority of gastroenterological and hepatological inpatients and outpatients, and also playing a leading part in delivering our general medical services at Solihull Hospital. I was Clinical Director for Medicine at Solihull from April 1992 for almost 10 years and have been Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology within our Trust since December 2008. I have also always been heavily involved in our medical teaching programme.

      Personal profile:

      I was born in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire and met Ann, my wife, at Guisborough 6th Form College! I trained and worked at St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington and also worked at the Royal London Hospital, King's College Liver Unit and Central Middlesex and St Mary’s Hospitals in London. We have two sons and one daughter and have all settled very happily in Solihull since our move to the Midlands in 1991.

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      Dr Rex James Polson

      Dr Rex James Polson Gastroenterology & General medicine Consultant, Solihull, West Midlands, private hospital specialist.

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