Consultant Profile

Dr John Painter

Dr John Painter BM BS, B Med Sci, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Washington Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctocology
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Gastrointestinal pathology
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Liver disease
    • Nutrition
    • Pancreatology
Special clinical interests:
  • Advanced colonoscopy
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Complex inflammatory bowel disease
  • Complex nutritional disorders
Research interests:
  • Colonoscopy
  • Bowel cancer screening
Current NHS and /or university posts:
  • Consultant Gastroenterologist at Sunderland Royal Hospital
  • Clinical Director of General Internal Medicine
  • Clinical Director of South of Tyne Bowel Cancer Screening Centre
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
  • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterologists (BSG)
  • International member of American Gastroenterology Association
  • Medical Defence Union (MDU)
  • British Medical Association (BMA)
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0191 418 8636
Private secretary:
Stephanie  Lowes
Private secretary telephone number:
0191 4188666
Private secretary fax:
0191 4176573
Private secretary email address:
Wednesday afternoon
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Painter has an interest in screening for colorectal cancer.  He also has an interest in advanced colonoscopy (national trainer and national peer reviewer; national assessor for bowel cancer screening accreditation of colonoscopists; accredited national screening colonoscopist).  Dr Painter's interests include complicated inflammatory bowel disease and complex nutritional disorders.

Personal profile:

Dr Painter is married with two children , and he's mad about skiing.

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Dr John Painter

Dr John Painter, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Spire Washingon Private Hospital, North East, Newcastle, Gateshead, Durham, Sunderland

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