Dr Richard Tighe

Consultant Gastroenterologist


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I am a physician at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and have been working at Spire Norwich Hospital since my appointment in Norwich in 1996. I am interested in all aspects of gastroenterology and have a large practice in inflammatory bowel disease. I have established the bowel cancer screening programme in Norwich and am responsible for rolling the programme out across the East of England.

I am responsible for delivery of the endoscopy programmes in Norwich and monitoring of quality and patient safety. I also hold responsibility for running the East Anglian endoscopy training courses for postgraduate doctors and am a national assessor for quality standards in endoscopy units.

Research interests: Coeliac disease Colonic disease - cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Richard Tighe at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gastro-intestinal

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

Special Clinical Interests: Endoscopy, Bowel cancer screen, Inflammatory bowel disease, Liver and biliary disease.

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

Member of the British Society of Gastroenterologists

Member of the National BSG endoscopy committee

East of England SHA lead for bowel cancer screening programme

Eastern Region Training lead for endoscopy

Coeliac disease Colonic disease - cancer and inflammatory bowel disease

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

I have a young family who love sporting activities and am a regular visitor of Carrow Road and Wymondham Rugby Club. I enjoy country sporting pursuits and my wife and I run a small holding in South Norfolk.

Telephone 01603 255574
Private secretary Mrs Sharon White
Private secretary telephone 07899 814336
Private secretary email sharon.medicalsecretary@gmail.com