This page introduces you to some of the team members you may meet along the way and their role in helping you through your journey:
- Dr. Aqeel Jamil
- Dr. Juliette Loehry
- Dr. David Sheppard
- Dr Andrew Tanner
- Dr. Sam Vyas
There are five Gastroenterology Consultants who are responsible for the ongoing care of outpatients and ward patients - interpreting and performing investigations, and setting out a planned course of treatment for your care. You may not always see the Consultant in the clinic but they will oversee your care that may be given by other members of the team.
Gastroenterology Specialist Registrars
There are typically two Gastroenterology Specialist Registrars who rotate on an annual basis through our Department; they work closely with the Consultants and other members of the inpatient and outpatient Gastroenterology team.
Specialist Gastroenterology Nurses
- Julia Hackforth (Hepatology and lead Gastroenterology Nurse)
- Mark Adamson (Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse)
- Lynn Constable (Upper GI CNS)
- Emma Forbes (Alcohol Liaison Nurse)
There are currently four Gastroenterology specialist nurses, all of whom care for inpatients and outpatients alongside the Consultants and other doctors. Julia Hackforth is the lead nurse for Gastroenterology, managing the nurses within the Department whilst also being the Hepatology Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Emma Forbes is the Alcohol Liaison Nurse who gives specialist advice and support to patients who have alcohol issues. Mark Adamson is the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse who assists the doctors in the day to day management and monitoring of those who have Crohn’s and Colitis whilst maintaining a Flareline for outpatients who require urgent help and advice. Lynne Constable, is the Upper GI nurse specialist, she becomes involved in patient care when they need urgent investigation for a possible cancer. She works alongside the Consultants to support the patient and their family through diagnosis and treatment. She can offer this support for inpatients and outpatients and is available for telephone advice.
- Maxine Winch – Head of administration
- Damien Evans - Secretary to Dr. Vyas and Dr. Jamil
- Allyson Choy - Secretary to Dr. Sheppard and Dr. Loehry
Our team of administrative staff perform a whole number of essential functions within the Department. They ensure that appropriate appointments are made in an acceptable timescale and provide a typing service for the outpatient clinics and consultations. They also take calls answering questions and concerns, enabling the smooth running of a complex Department. Please note that they cannot give results over the phone.
- Rachel Ashcroft (Senior Sister)
- Sally Edwards (Sister)
- Elaine Read (Sister)
Redlynch Ward is a 27-bed Acute Medical Ward that specialises in Gastroenterology. The care on this Ward is overseen by the Gastroenterology Consultants who run a rota for cover. Whenever possible, patients will be placed on this Ward if they are suffering from Gastroenterology conditions and need care provided by specialist doctors and nurses.