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Our friendly and enthusiastic group of consultants train doctors to the highest standards of clinical and academic excellence but also ensure that they have the leadership skills to develop services for the future.

Image of a surgeon performing an operationWe have 24 posts available in our high-quality, five-year training programme. Our teaching is tailored to your needs and covers all aspects of gastroenterology, including general gastroenterology, endoscopy, hepatology and nutrition.

You will benefit from regular regional training days that will cover all major topics within the curriculum, plus there will be opportunity to attend specialty and medical meetings.

Wessex offers the following sub-specialities:

  • General gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Nutrition
  • Advanced endoscopy.

Wessex has an exam pass rate that compares well with other LETBs and many of our trainees go on to take up consultant posts in our region.

Where we provide training

Hospitals on the Wessex gastroenterology rotation include:



Other opportunities for trainees

We are keen to support out-of-programme experience. We have trainees working in Australia, while many of our trainees choose to pursue research degrees to MD and PhD levels. Several of our hospital trusts offer endoscopy fellowships alongside the varied fellowships provided by Health Education Wessex and we also have links to the liver transplant unit in Cambridge.

Many specialties also dual accredit with General Internal Medicine. There is a comprehensive programme of training days arranged throughout the year covering the G(I)M curriculum. The newly appointed Training Programme Directors for general medicine ensure that trainees fulfil the requirements for dual accreditation so that they are eligible to apply for Consultant posts requiring commitment to the medical on-call rota.

There is excellent experience of unselected medical on-call available throughout the region.

What makes Wessex different?

Wessex has a team of dynamic and keen trainers who are strongly supportive of research across several specialities, including hepatology, pancreatology, endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease.

You will have the opportunity to take on special interest work such as focussed and high-quality hepatobiliary, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection and dissection.

Wessex is renowned for providing leadership development and management skills through our popular and nationall recongised programmes.

Is this right for you?

If you're keen to learn, have drive and are prepared to get stuck into both the clinical and academic work, Wessex is for you! 

What to do next

For extensive detailed information about gastroenterology at each of the hospitals where training is provided, please download the Programme Description (pdf).


Please see these pages for a list of contacts:

School of Medicine Contacts

Specialty Specific Contacts

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