The remit of the Gastrointestinal (GI) Specialty Group is to support a national portfolio of structured research studies in the field. One of the main purposes of the Specialty Group is to ensure that clinical research studies in Gastrointestinal deliver to target by developing and supporting a research infrastructure within the specialty which promotes engagement of the Gastrointestinal community and provides the local support necessary to undertake high quality research studies within the NHS.
The Gastrointestinal Specialty Group’s portfolio includes: diseases of the oesophagus and digestive tract, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, studies on the development and function of the digestive tract.
Specialty Group Lead: Dr Richard Pollok
Dr Richard Pollok has a longstanding research interest in GI infection and Inflammatory bowel disease. He was a Wellcome Trust research training fellow at Bart's and The Royal London School of Medicine and obtained a PhD in Mucosal immunology. He is now a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust and continues his research in Irritable Bowel Disease (IBD). Current research themes include non-invasive diagnostic techniques and the epidemiology of prescribing in IBD.
See the National Gastrointestinal Specialty Group web page for more information.