Dr Nicolas Hudson

Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician

Practising at

Spire South Bank Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Nicolas Hudson at Spire include:


General surgery

Other treatments



Gastrointestinal cancer,

Gastrointestinal pathology,

Gastrointestinal surgery,

Inflammatory bowel disease,

Irritable bowel syndrome,

Liver disease,

Motility disorder,



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Professional profile

Dr Nick Hudson trained at Birmingham Medical School in spring 2000. His MD thesis at University Hospital Nottingham was in gastro-intestinal injury associated with NSAIDS. He was appointed senior registrar in gastroenterology at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before appointment as Consultant Gastroenterologist at City Hospital Birmingham in 1995. He moved to Worcester Royal Infirmary in spring 2000. He has a keen interest in all aspects of clinical gastroenterology, particularly diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP. He recently set up a video capsule endoscopy service for examination of the small intestine with a swallowed pill camera. He has a long established clinical practice in all aspects of Gastroenterology and follows up a large cohort of patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, liver and biliary disease and runs the National IBD Audit programme for the Worcestershire Hospitals. In 2007 he set up a Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE service) to allow detailed imaging of the small intestine mucosa and to date has performed over 260 procedures.

He has a keen interest in all aspects of clinical gastroenterology, particularly diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP. He has a large clinical practice in inflammatory bowel disease. He maintains a large endoscopic workload performing over 1200 Upper GI endoscopies, 500 Colonoscopies (caecal intubation rate >95%) and 130 ERCPs cannulation rate (biliary cannulation >90%) per annum. He provides a wide ranging therapeutic endoscopy service including: Polyp removal (polypectomy) and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) in the stomach and colon, Oesophageal stricture balloon dilatation and variceal banding. In conjunction with a fellow Gastroenterologist he provides the majority of endoscopic stenting for oesophageal, duodenal and biliary obstruction and recently introduced a colonic stenting service for bowel obstruction.

Clinical Interests

Endoscopy, Upper GI endoscopy, Video Capsule Endoscopy, Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Therapeutic Endoscopy: Balloon Dilatation, Variceal banding, Ablation therapy, Polypectomy, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR). Stent Insertion: Oesophageal, Duodenal/enteral, Colonic.

Private contact details

Telephone 01905 362 220
Private secretary Mrs Wendy Giles
Private secretary telephone 07899 877 367
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Physicians
Bristish Society of Gastroenterology

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician

Worcester Royal Hospital 2000-

Clinical Sub Dean for Birmingham Medical School. WRH 2001-2005

Chair 5th year curriculum Committee, Birmingham Medical School 2005-2012

Royal College of Physicians Clinical Examiner (PACES Membership examinations)

Clinical Director Medical Specialties Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust 2014-

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