Dr Elliot Tash

Consultant Gastroenterologist
FRCP, MRCP (Gastro, UK), MB ChB, BSc (Hons)

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Elliot Tash at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

  • Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • ERCP
  • Large polyp resection

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Professional profile

I graduated from King's College, London in 1997 with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology and from Leicester University Medical School in 2003. I completed my postgraduate specialist training in the East of England (Cambridge) deanery training rotation and am dual accredited in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine. I was awarded with an MRCP (Gastroenterology) in 2011 and a certificate of completion of training in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in March 2015.

Throughout my training I acquired extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), upper and lower GI cancer, pancreaticobiliary, functional and GI dysmotility disorders. I have a subspecialty interest in Endoscopy and was awarded and undertook a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. It was during this time that I further developed my endoscopic skills in several areas, including resection of large benign polyps, ERCP and balloon enteroscopy.

I am the Clinical Director and Lead for Endoscopy and have been working as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital since 2015. I am a core member of the Endoscopy Clinical Governance and Colorectal Multidisciplinary Teams. I am also the lead for JETS Endoscopy training and regularly act as an external faculty member on JAG accredited training courses.

I am proficient in diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy (including all modalities for emergency UGI bleeds), flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP (for gallstones, jaundice and bile duct exploration). I am accredited as a National Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist and have a weekly dedicated therapeutic list for EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection); allowing the removal of large polyps without the need for surgery. In addition, I also introduced and undertake a regular deep sedation list for prolonged therapeutic procedures as well as for those who are unable to tolerate endoscopic investigations under conscious sedation.

My private practice reflects my NHS practice and includes investigating and managing general and complex gastroenterology, including acid reflux and indigestion, food intolerances and allergies (such as Coeliac disease) as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease

Special clinical interest: Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, bowel cancer screening, dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome.

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Qualification and professional memberships

FRCP / London / 2019
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

MRCP / London / 2011
Member of the Royal College of Physicians; Gastroenterology

MRCP / UK / 2008
Member of the Royal College of Physicians

MB ChB / Leicester / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

BSc / King's College, London / 1997
Pharmacology

JAG / Bowel cancer screening programme / 2015
Accredited Colonoscopist


Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology
Royal College of Physicians
Medical Protection Society


Professional leadership

Clinical Director for Endoscopy
Endoscopy (JETS) Training Lead
Audit Lead for Endoscopy
National Endoscopy Database Lead at Luton & Dunstable Hospital

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist & General (Internal) Physician and Clinical Director for Endoscopy at Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Personal Profile

I am married with three children. When not at work I enjoy spending time with my family, photography, sports (badminton and running) and baking cakes.

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Private contact details

Private secretary Leah Davies
Private secretary telephone 07907 145 553
Private secretary email Leah.Davis@LDH.NHS.UK