Gastroenterology departments across the UK are under significant pressure due to the demands of a growing and ageing population.
With the increasing awareness of cancers and national guidance recommending diagnostic procedures, it has been estimated that approximately 750,000 additional endoscopy procedures a year will be undertaken by 2020.
Working alongside local clinicians, Dr Matthew Banks leads our team of expert gastroenterologists, nurses and decontamination technicians to provide weekend general outpatient clinics and endoscopy services.
We have streamlined our services to enable us to take ownership of the entire patient pathway from first attendance through to endoscopy, follow up and discharge as appropriate.
Our team of gastroenterologists manage all other aspects of upper and lower GI disorders including;
We will manage all administration that is associated with each patient episode, approving clinic letters, reviewing results of investigations and ensuring all outcomes are communicated to the patient and their general practitioner. We have also introduced virtual follow up and virtual histology clinics into the service.
Our endoscopy services have been developed to support trusts with:
Additionally, we can support Direct Access and Rapid Access endoscopy referrals by working with the local clinical leads to agree strong governance for the management of these patients.
"Everyone was really clear about what was happening and put me at ease."