Dr Nick Hudson trained at Birmingham Medical School in Spring 2000. His MD thesis at University Hospital Nottingham was in gastro-intestinal injury associated with NSAIDS. He was appointed senior registrar in gastroenterology at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before appointment as Consultant Gastroenterologist at City Hospital Birmingham in 1995. He moved to Worcester Royal Infirmary in Spring 2000. He has a keen interest in all aspects of clinical gastroenterology, particularly diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP. He has a large clinical practice in inflammatory bowel disease. He recently set up a video capsule endoscopy service for examination of the small intestine with a swallowed pill camera.
He has a long established clinical practice in all aspects of Gastroenterology and follows up a large cohort of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, liver and biliary disease and runs the National IBD Audit programme for the Worcestershire Hospitals.
He maintains a large endoscopic workload performing over 1200 Upper GI endoscopies, 500 Colonoscopies (caecal intubation rate >95%) and 130 ERCPs cannulation rate (biliary cannulation >90%) per annum. He provides a wide ranging therapeutic endoscopy service including: Polyp removal (polypectomy) and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) in both stomach and colon, Oesophageal stricture balloon dilatation and variceal banding. In conjunction with a fellow Gastroenterologist he provides the majority of endoscopic stenting for oesophageal, duodenal and biliary obstruction and recently introduced a colonic stenting service for bowel obstruction.
In 2007 he set up a Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE service) to allow detailed imaging of the small intestine mucosa and to date has performed over 260 procedures.