Northern General Hospital

0114 243 4343 Northern General Hospital, Herries Road , Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S5 7AU

Gastrointestinal and Liver services

This Department is managed by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Northern General Hospital
0114 2266901


Our well established and progressive service now offers one of the most comprehensive and specialised services in the UK. Comprising of nine luminal Gastroenterologists working from two sites in the city, we offer a high quality, patient centred service. The Gastroenterology Units at both hospitals are run by Consultants with considerable expertise and experience in a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions. 

Their approach combines rigorous clinical skills with a clear understanding of the benefits and pitfalls of gastrointestinal investigation. All standard gastrointestinal investigations are available within the hospital, and in addition, many new techniques have and treatments have been pioneered and established in the department. The Consultant staff are supported by experienced Specialist Nurses in Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, adding an important extra dimension to the support for the individuals attending the service.

A major part of the Department’s work is the provision of endoscopic services, including upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy and therapeutic procedures such as treatment of bleeding sources and oesophageal dilatation. We also provide a service for endoscopic ultrasound and hepatobiliary endoscopic ultrasound.

Specialised services and clinics are provided for patients with inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease and small bowel disease, small bowel endoscopy (capsule endoscopy and double balloon enteroscopy) and for those requiring parenteral nutrition.

We see and care for patients with all Gastroenterology or gastrointestinal conditions. 

The Consultants have particular expertise in the assessment, investigation and treatment of patients with:

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Lower Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Dyspepsia, Dysphagia, Diarrhoea
  • Altered bowel habit
  • Suspected malabsorption
  • Irritable Bowel syndrome
  • Coeliac disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease



Dr A J Lobo Royal Hallamshire Hospital 0114 271 2353
Dr K K Basu Northern General Hospital 0114 226 6955


Learn more about our staff

The following table shows staffing levels on wards that provide this service.

Where wards provide more than one service the results include shared values for all services provided on that ward.

Nurse staffing levels - Gastrointestinal and Liver services December 2019

Ward name CHPPD – Registered Nurses and Midwives CHPPD – Healthcare Support Workers
Huntsman 5 (Rh 4)



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Key facts about the Gastrointestinal and Liver services department at Northern General Hospital

Time from GP referral to treatment

Up to 12 weeks for 9/10 patients

Friends and Family Test score: service

89%Patients recommend this service. 132 responses

Gastrointestinal and Liver services services at this Hospital

Ward name Friends and Family Score for February ' Other services in ward for February '

Last updated on 02 September 2019.

Information supplied by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust