Dr Simon Panter

Consultant Gastroenterologist
BSc (Hons), MB ChB, MD (Edin), FRCP (London), FRCP (Edin)

Practising at

Spire Washington Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Simon Panter at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I graduated from Edinburgh University in 1994. I did house jobs in Edinburgh before moving to Newcastle for SHO jobs. I gained a place on the Northern Region Specialist Registrar Training programme gaining successful CCST and entry on the Specialist Register in 2004. I spent two years in research with Prof Mike Bramble looking at the delays in the diagnosis of upper GI cancer and was awarded my MD from Edinburgh University.

Current areas of particular interest are endoscopy (currently Endoscopy Lead at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust which delivers trans-nasal endoscopy, Bowelscope and BCSP) and capsule endoscopy – providing the most comprehensive capsule service in the North East. I also currently provide the regional Double balloon enteroscopy service.

I have a keen interest in training and am faculty on the European Lumley Castle Capsule endoscopy course and co-course director of the national Trans-nasal endoscopy training course. I am training programme director for the Northern region (sitting on the SAC and BSG training committees). I am RCP regional advisor for training and on the Council of the RCP of Edinburgh. In addition I am a JAG endoscopy unit assessor. I am formally secretary of the BSG Small bowel and nutrition committee and currently chair of the UK capsule endoscopy users’ group. I am co-ordinating he development of the certification pathway for capsule endoscopy and am a member of the JAG training working group. I am co-authoring the ESGE technical review of capsule and device-assisted endoscopy as well as the ESGE quality indicators for capsule endoscopy. I have authored / co-authored several peer reviewed publications.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Liver disease
Inflammatory bowel disease

Upper and lower GI disease Endoscopy, Capsule endoscopy, Inflammatory bowel disease, Double balloon enteroscopy (DBE), Small bowel disease

Private contact details

Telephone 0191 4188636
Private secretary Brenda
Private secretary fax 0191 4176573
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

MB ChB / University of Edinburgh / 1994
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroeneterologist, South Tyneside District Hospital, South Tyneside Foundation NHS Trust

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