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Extensive experience in diagnosis, investigation and treatment

Why Dr. Adam Harris?

Dr. Adam Harris has been a consultant physician and gastroenterologist for over 20 years, and he has extensive experience in the diagnosis, investigation and treatment of conditions affecting the oesophagus, stomach, small and large bowels. He has a broad and learned clinical background, and has also contributed significantly in the fields of medical management and research (see below). Adam was awarded a National Bronze Clinical Excellence Award in 2007 (renewed in 2011) for “sustained and dedicated contribution to the NHS over and above any contractual requirement”.

What are Dr. Harris’ qualifications?
  • 1984 BSc (2:1), University of London, in basic medical science with physiology
  • 1987 MB BS degrees awarded by Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School
  • 1990 Membership of Royal College of Physicians of London
  • 1995 Doctor of Medicine, University of London. Thesis entitled “The effect of Helicobacter pylori infection on gastric acid secretion and duodenal bulb morphology”.
  • 2001 Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of London
  • 2010 Post Graduate Certificate In Strategic Leadership
What is Dr. Harris’ clinical background and training?

Adam attended Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, London from 1981 until graduation in 1987. His post-graduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology took place in Charing Cross, St Mary’s, Central Middlesex, St. Thomas and St. George’s Hospitals in London and in Kingston, Epsom, Hillingdon and Harefield Hospitals in the Home Counties.

Adam then spent two years (1993-5) in full time academic study as a research fellow investigating the relationship between infection with Helicobacter pylori, gastric acid output, duodenal bulb morphology and duodenal ulcer disease. This work was submitted as a thesis to the University of London leading to Doctor of Medicine higher degree.

From 1995 until 1997 Adam worked as Senior Registrar to Dr JJ Misiewicz and Professor D Silk at Central Middlesex Hospital, London. He completed his clinical training in dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux and liver diseases and developed particular expertise in the management of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases and functional abdominal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome.

Adam was appointed as Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist to Kent & Sussex Hospital in spring 1997, and maintained this full-time position at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital until October 2017.

What are Dr. Harris’ professional memberships?
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
What is Dr. Harris’ experience in medical management?
  • Kent, Sussex and Surrey Representative on the British Society of Gastroenterology Independent Practice Committee (2016-)
  • Chair of Clinical Services & Standards Committee, British Society of Gastroenterology (2012-14)
  • Deputy Chair of Clinical Services & Standards Committee, British Society of Gastroenterology (2009-12)
    NICE Ulcerative Colitis Guideline Development Group (2011-12)
  • British Society of Gastroenterology Lead for Revalidation (2009-14)
  • Chair, British Society of Gastroenterology Independent
  • Practice Committee (2009-11)
  • Honorary Secretary to British Society of Gastroenterology (2005-9)
  • Clinical Lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, The Tunbridge Wells Hospital
  • Divisional Director, Planned Care Services, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust (2010-11)
  • Clinical Lead for Endoscopy for South East Coast Strategic Health Authority (2005-8)
What are Dr. Harris’ contributions in the field of medical research?
  • Since 1995, Adam has published over 20 original articles, ranging from the eradication of Helicobacter pylori (he was one of the pioneers in this field of research) and treatments such as infliximab, adalimumab and methotrexate, to co-authoring the NICE Clinical Guidelines on Ulcerative Colitis (June 2013) – http://guidance.nice.org.uk/cg166
  • Since 1995, Adam has authored or co-authored 15 reviews, leading articles and letters in frontline learned journals, such as the Lancet, Gut, the Italian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, the World Journal of Gastroenterology, the British Medical Journal, and Gastroenterology
  • Since 1995, Adam has authored, edited or contributed chapters to 7 books, including: the Clinician’s Manual on Helicobacter pylori (Science Press Limited, London, 1995; second edition 1997); ABC of Upper Gastrointestinal Tract (BMJ, London, 2002); Handbook of Gastrointestinal Emergencies (Science Press Limited, London, 2002); and Starting Out in Private Practice (in: British Society of Gastroenterology Handbook for Private Practice, London 2010)
  • Since 2003, Adam has presented 9 abstracts at national or international gastroenterology meetings, on subjects such as Crohn’s disease, colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and ulcerative colitis.
Why go private?
  • You will be given continuity of care by a single experienced consultant, and you are guaranteed to receive consultant-delivered care and advice throughout the entire process.
  • You will be given the freedom to choose your date and timeslot (which includes evenings and weekends), from a choice of five different locations, to suit your busy schedule
  • There will never be any delays or cancellations from our side