Mr Andrew Douds

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
MB, BS, MD, FRCP

Practising at

Spire Norwich Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andrew Douds at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

Other treatments

ERCP

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Professional profile

I have extensive experience of the investigation and management of gastroenterological (gut) and hepatological (liver) disorders. I have been a consultant for 20 years and am proud of my patient centred care. My experience and commitment to excellence has led to a highly prestigious national silver award.

I specialise in gastroenterology and hepatology and have a special interest in gut and liver disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, oesophageal diseases, gut motility, colonic diseases, abnormal liver tests and liver diseases. I have expertise in colonoscopy and endoscopy procedures.

To date I have performed in my NHS and private practice: Colonoscopy 10,000, upper GI endoscopy 7500 and ERCP 1300. My key performance indicators are exemplary for the above procedures.

I have held many key local, regional and national managerial positions over the last 20 years. I currently hold the following senior national positions: Deputy Chair of British Society of Gastroenterology Clinical Services and Standards Committee; Quality improvement Lead for British Society of Gastroenterology; Censor of Royal College of Physicians of London.

In addition to my clinical work I am an honorary senior lecturer at the University of East Anglia in recognition of my educational experience and roles.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder
Nutrition
Obesity
Pancreatology

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Journals

I am a regular reviewer for the leading international journal gut and past guidelines editor for Gut 2016-2018 I also review articles for Frontline Gastroenterology and Clinical Medicine

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Media Coverage

BSG Guidelines Where are we now and where are we going? Videoblog

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Qualification and professional memberships

MB, BS / St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
The qualifications indicate degrees necessary to practice medicine


Professional memberships

General Medical Council
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Association for the Study of the Liver
British Medical Association


Professional leadership

am Deputy Chair of the Clinical Services and Standards Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology and Quality Improvement lead
I am a Censor of the Royal College of Physicians (a senior position first held by William Harvey)
I am Cancer Transformation Lead for West Norfolk

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Current NHS posts

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, King's Lynn.

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia.

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Research and Publication

I am a regular reviewer for the leading international journal Gut and past guidelines editor for Gut 2016-2018.


I also review articles for Frontline Gastroenterology and Clinical Medicine


Articles

Stress and its causes in UK gastroenterologists: results of a national survey by the British Society of Gastroenterology
June 2018

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Personal Profile

I enjoy all that Norfolk has to offer - as does my family.
I am married with three children.
I am a keen golfer, walker and cyclist.
It is a privilege and pleasure to regularly walk along the beautiful North Norfolk coast.

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Private contact details

Telephone 01603 255 574
Private secretary Claire Walpole
Private secretary telephone 07919246887
Private secretary fax 01553 767573
Private secretary email claire@rwwalpole.co.uk