The following Trusts are on the Gastroenterology Rotation

Royal United Hospital, Bath

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust

Swindon & Marlborough NHS Trust

Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Weston Area Health NHS Trust

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Royal United Hospital, Bath 

The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire.

The Trust occupies a 52-acre site about 1½ miles from Bath city centre and became a National Health Service Trust in 1992.

The Trust provides 687 beds and a comprehensive range of acute services including medicine and surgery, services for women and children, accident and emergency services, and diagnostic and clinical support services.

The Trust employs around 3,500 staff, some of who also provide outpatient, diagnostic and some day case surgery services at local community hospitals in Bath & North East Somerset, Somerset and Wiltshire. This fulfils part of the Trust's aim to provide high quality care to people in their local communities.

Department of Gastroenterology

The Bath Gastroenterology Team comprises five consultants all practising general gastroenterology with sub-specialty interests. We are ably supported by an Associate Specialist and Nurse Specialists with expertise in inflammatory bowel disease, hepatology, oesophageal physiology, endoscopy and nutrition.

Training Opportunities


  • Diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy including oesophageal and colonic stenting
  • 24 hour acute GI bleeding service
  • ERCP
  • Argon plasma coagulation


  • Twice monthly Liver Clinic
  • Weekly Nurse Led Hepatitis C Clinic


  • Nutrition Ward Round
  • Oesophageal Physiology


  • Journal Club, Radiology meeting, GI Cancer MDT Meeting


The Gastroenterology Department encourages participation in clinical research projects and their presentation at national and international meetings. We have close links with the University of Bath with an excellent track record of Clinical Research Fellows successfully obtaining MDs and PhDs.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust 

United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust is a dynamic and thriving group of hospitals in the heart of Bristol, a vibrant and culturally diverse city.

Our 7,000 staff offer over 100 different clinical services across eight different sites. With services from the neonatal intensive care unit to care of the elderly, we offer care to the people of Bristol and the South West from the very beginning of life to its later stages.

Our staff have developed leading edge services such as cardiac surgery and bone marrow transplantation that have built an international reputation and are in demand by patients from across the country.

With strong links to the University of Bristol and University of West of England we are the major medical research centre in the region. The findings allow us to continually improve our patient care.

Our academic links also make us the largest centre for medical training in the South West, attracting the highest calibre clinical staff from across the UK.

We aim to provide healthcare, research and teaching of the very highest quality.

North Bristol NHS Trust 

North Bristol NHS Trust provides care from two large acute hospitals – Frenchay and Southmead – and from a variety of smaller locations, including Cossham, Orchard View, Riverside Unit and other community-based sites.

The majority of our work is the provision of all hospital based medical and surgical services to the local population of North Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset and maternity and paediatric services for a local population of approximately 500,000.

Our specialist regional services include neurosciences, burns and plastic surgery, orthopaedics, pathology and renal services for people living in the former Avon area, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire and also throughout the South West peninsula. Our international reputation means that we also receive referrals from all over the UK and overseas. For these services our population catchment rises to two million.

Work is underway at Southmead Hospital in preparation for the new state-of-the-art acute hospital that will open its doors to patients in 2014.

Department of Gastroenterology

Sub-specialities offered

Advanced endoscopy

  • ERCP
  • Enteroscopy – push and double balloon
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Screening colonoscopy (April 2009)


  • Hepatitis B treatment
  • Fibroscan

Inflammatory bowel disease

  • IBD database


  • Multidisciplinary nutrition team
  • Tertiary inpatient anorexia service
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
am Consultant WR

Greig OP (wks 1, 3, 5)

Endoscopy (Wks 2 & 4)

Nutrition WR


(training list; alt weeks)
Cons WR
pm Ward/Admin/Study Endoscopy (training/independent) Jobson OP Ward/Admin/Study Endoscopy mop up list

Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust 

The Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust consists of these hospitals and services

The Great Western Hospital - a modern district general hospital providing emergency care, surgery, diagnostics, out patient and day case services.

The Brunel Treatment Centre - a 128 bed unit designed to provide high quality elective (planned) care and diagnostics.

The Shalbourne Suite - a 20 bed private patient unit within the Brunel Treatment Centre.

Other Units - there are several other hospitals, clinics and services provided by the trust, such as Marlborough House, Savernake Hospital and Fairford Hospital

Swindon Medical staffing contacts

Brenda Castle Contact Tel: 01793 604020 ext 6253

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Please click here to contact Sophie Atkins

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Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust 

Musgrove Park Hospital is part of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

We are the largest General Hospital in Somerset and serve a population of over 340,000. Each year 34,000 patients are admitted as emergencies; 10,000 patients are admitted for elective surgery; 28,000 are seen for day case surgery; 238,000 outpatient appointments are held; 49,000 attend Accident and Emergency, 3,000 babies are born in the Maternity Department and 170,000 diagnostics tests are carried out.

We have an annual budget for 2007/08 of £181m. The hospital has over 700 beds, 15 operating theatres, an Intensive Care and High Dependency Unit, a Medical Admissions Unit, a fully equipped Diagnostic Imaging Department and a specialised Children’s Department including a Paediatric High Dependency Bay. Musgrove Park also provides Neonatal Intensive Care for all of Somerset. We employ about 4000 staff.

Musgrove Park aims to be a high quality, constantly improving hospital, providing excellent clinical services in an efficient, effective and integrated way.

Department of Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology is strongly represented within the Division of Medicine with 4 Consultant Physicians, an additional locum Consultant appointment which will become substantive in due course and an Associate Specialist. The Firm is supported by two SpRs, 1 ST1/2, 2 F2 and 2 F1 with a clinical nurse specialist. There is a dedicated 3 room Endoscopy Unit able to undertake endoscopy services including enteroscopy and argon plasma coagulation with over 7000 procedures performed annually. There are two ERCP lists weekly. In addition, we run upper GI physiology testing and a capsule endoscopy service within our endoscopy department. There is a Multi-disciplinary Gastroenterology Team involving Doctors, Nurses, Dieticians, Pharmacists and Patient Group Representatives which plan developments. There are currently five GI surgeons (three colorectal and two upper GI). There are also close links with several weekly meetings to discuss cases of mutual interest. We have a ward of 26 beds which are primarily for Gastroenterology but a small number of beds are used by the Care of the Elderly department. The timetables are shown below.

SpR job plans

Dr Greig/Dr Jobson

Dr Pugh/Thomas

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
am Cons WR


Endoscopy (training list) Cons WR Endoscopy list (independent)
pm Ward/Admin/Study Ward/Admin/Study SpR WR OP Endoscopy mop up list




Weston Area Health NHS Trust 

Weston is a 320 bed hospital with 1,700 staff. The Trust is making good progress all the time. We have just reported a 25% drop in our C.diff rates and been upgraded for our quality of services in the 2006/7 Annual Health Check by the independent Healthcare Commission. See the 2007/8 submission.

The hospital includes an Emergency department, Intensive Care Unit and Day Case Unit. We also have a new acute ward and community children's services.

Our maternity unit is the largest midwifery-led unit in the country.

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust 

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides acute care for a population of about 180,000, mostly in South Somerset, North and West Dorset, and parts of Mendip. Increasingly, however, patients are using patient choice and deciding to come to YDH from as far afield as London and Portsmouth.

Each year more than 30,000 patients are admitted as inpatients or day cases; more than 90,000 people attend outpatient appointments; around 40,000 people are treated in Accident and Emergency; and some 1,300 babies are born in the Maternity Unit. The Foundation Trust has over 7,000 members and over 1,800 staff.

Debbie Purchase Contact Tel: 01935 384860

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Yeovil HR Contact - Tracy North