Dr Andrew Douds

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist


"It is a privilege to see and treat patients at the Spire Norwich Hospital; a first class private hospital with excellent facilities."

Specialises in

  • Coeliac disease
  • Hepatology
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Inflammatory bowel
  • Oesphageal conditions

Also available for:

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I have extensive experience of the investigation and management of gastroenterological (gut) and hepatological (liver) disorders. I have been a consultant since 1998 and am proud of my patient-centred care. I have a special interest in irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohns disease), coeliac disease, oesophageal diseases, gut motility, colonic diseases, abnormal liver tests and liver diseases. My experience and commitment to excellence has led to a highly prestigious national silver award. 

To date I have performed 10,000 Colonoscopies, 7,500 upper GI endoscopies and 1,300 ERCPs in my NHS and private practices. 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: Chair of British Society of Gastroenterology Clinical Services and Standards Committee; immediate past 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.


General Medical Council Number: C3134915

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Coeliac disease
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)
  • Hepatology
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Oesphageal conditions

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder

Special clinical interests: Abnormal liver tests, Coeliac disease, colonic diseases, Crohns disease, gut motility, Irritable Bowel Sydrome (IBS), oesophageal diseases and Ulcerative Colitis.

MB, BS / St Thomas's Hospital Medical School, University of London / 1986
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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

Chair of the Clinical Services and Standards Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology and immediate past Quality Improvement Lead
Censor of the Royal College of Physicians - recently completed

I am a regular reviewer and previous guidelines editor for Gut, the leading international journal.

I also review articles for Frontline Gastroenterology and Clinical Medicine.


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

Challenges and opportunities of Covid-19 for gastroenterology and hepatology services
August 2020

Media Coverage

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

BSG Quality Improvement

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia.

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.

Telephone 01603 255 574
Private secretary Deborah Douds
Private secretary telephone 07919 246887
Private secretary email deborahdouds@gmail.com