Mr 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."

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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 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 7,500 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.


Treatment information

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


Other treatments


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Additional information

Clinical interests

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease
Motility disorder

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

I 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

Research and publications

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


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

Media Coverage

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

Current NHS posts

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, King's Lynn.

Honorary Senior Lecturer University of East Anglia.

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.

Contact information

Telephone 01603 255 574
Private secretary Claire Walpole
Private secretary telephone 07919246887
Private secretary fax 01553 767573
Private secretary email