Dr Richard Aspinall

Dr Richard Aspinall

Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
BSc, MBChB, PhD, MRCP

Practising at

Spire Portsmouth Hospital

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Treatment information

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

Gastroenterology

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Professional profile

I am a highly experienced consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and am passionately committed to improving clinical services.

I established the Hepatology (liver disease) service in Portsmouth in 2010 as a single-handed consultant and I have since led and developed the service into one of the largest in Southern England.

My practice encompasses the full range of liver conditions and I retain a broad expertise in gastroenterology and endoscopy, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.

I am fully trained in the non-invasive assessment of the liver using the Fibroscan (transient elastography) procedure. I am keen to ensure my patients are able to access the very latest treatments and I have built a thriving clinical research programme in Portsmouth that has received national recognition for our delivery of clinical trials.

In addition to my expertise in managing liver conditions, I continue to see patients with a range of gastroenterology problems including abdominal pain, indigestion, reflux, diarrhoea and weight loss. I qualified as a doctor in 1992 and trained in hospital medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology in Liverpool, Sheffield, Cambridge and London.

I was a Lecturer at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital and was awarded a research PhD from Imperial College, London. In 2004, I moved to California and was Associate Hepatologist at the Scripps Liver Center in San Diego for two years. After returning to the UK, I was a consultant at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff before relocating to Portsmouth in 2010.

Clinical Interests

Gastrointestinal
Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Infectious diseases
Liver disease

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Media Coverage

Portsmouth trial drugs in hope to cure Hepatitis C

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Doctor from Portsmouth reveals study on liver screening

Portsmouth hospital QA leads the way with trials on hepatitis C

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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / University of Liverpool / 1989
Physiology (1st class Hons)

MBChB (with Hons) / University of Liverpool / 1992
Medicine and Surgery

PhD / Imperial College, London / 2004
Microbiology and Immunology


Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians of London
British Association for the Study of the Liver
British Viral Hepatitis Group
British Society of Gastroenterology
European Association for the Study of Liver Disease


Professional leadership

NIHR Wessex Resarch Network Lead for Hepatology
Clinical Lead for Liver Services, Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Secretary, Liver Section, British Society of Gastroenterology

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Personal Profile

Outside of work, my interests include sport, music and travel.

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Private contact details

Telephone 02392 801 424 - appointments
Private secretary Julie Bowles
Private secretary telephone 02392 456 034
Private secretary fax 02392 456 100
Private secretary email julie.bowles@spirehealthcare.com