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​Gastroenterology


Dr Stephen Bridger

Qualifications
Trained at St Thomas’s Hospital, London
Intercalated BSc (Pharmacology), 1985
MBBS, 1988
MRCP, 1991

Background
Gastroenterology Registrar training: South East Thames Rotation (St Thomas’s, Guys, Kings, Royal Sussex County and Kent & Sussex Hospitals).
3 years research experience in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Kings College Medical School)
Appointed consultant Acute Worcestershire NHS Trust 2000
Appointed consultant DCH 2003

Special interests
Therapeutic endoscopy including ERCP and IBD

New treatments
Award winning upper GI cancer MDT and Inflammatory Bowel disease services.
Introduced various innovative endoscopic therapies

Clinics
Monday pm Winterbourne Hospital Gastro OP Clinic
Tuesday am Dorset County Hospital Gastro Clinic
Thursday pm Alternating Bridport OP Clinic (1st & 3rd Thursday in the month), Blandford (2nd, 4’th and 5th)
Wednesday am: Therapeutic Endoscopy list DCH
Friday pm: Colonoscopy list DCH

Contact
01305 255393

Key members of the team
Secretaries: Linda Braid and Lorraine Hankey
IBD Specialist Nurses: Pearl Avery and Rose Wilson
Upper GI MDT Specialist Nurse: Jane Wraight
Nutrition Specialist Nurse: Dee Angell

 

Dr James Jupp

Qualifications
BSc 1999 University of Southampton
BM 2000 University of Southampton
MRCP (London) 2004
DM 2012 University of Southampton

​Background
Dr Jupp qualified from the University of Southampton in 2000 having completed Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine degrees. He then undertook basic medical training before being appointed to the Wessex Gastroenterology Specialist Registrar programme, which included sub-specialty Hepatology training at University Hospital Southampton and Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge. During Specialist Registrar training he also conducted scientific research on Chronic Pancreatitis for which he obtained a Doctoral degree. He completed his clinical training with an endoscopy fellowship at Royal Bournemouth Hospital and was then appointed as a Consultant at Dorset County Hospital in 2013.

Special interests
Dr Jupp has received a comprehensive training in gastroenterology and has specialist interests in liver, biliary and pancreatic diseases. He also specialises in performing endoscopic procedures including gastroscopy, colonoscopy with polypectomy, oesophageal dilatation and stenting, variceal band ligation and ERCP. His completion and complication figures for endoscopy are reviewed six-monthly and have serially been better than nationally mandated averages.

Clinics
Gastroetnerology clinic Tuesday morning
Gastroenterology / Hepatology clinic Wednesday morning in Weymouth

Key members of the team
Dr Jupp works closely with a team of specialist nurses who cover viral hepatitis and hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease, upper and lower gastrointestinal cancer, and nutrition.


Dr Juliette Loehry 

Specialty
Gastroenterology

Qualifications
BM Southampton 1992
FRCP

Background
Previous Consultant Gastroenterologist in Salisbury Hospital 2004-20018
Previous interests were interventional endoscopy/IBD/cancer/GI Bleed on call

Now at DCH doing general Gastroenterology (All day Blandford clinic) endoscopy
Consultant Appraiser and Educational Supervisor

Special interests
Functional gut disease/IBD

New treatments you have introduced
Have improved patient information for patients with IBS 

Clinics
Monday all day in Blandford

Contact
01305 5393 (secretary)