Meet The Endoscopy Team
Mr. Robert Hart
Job Title: Consultant Endoscopist
Telephone Number: 01257 245140
Primary Medical Qualification: MB BS (London, 1983), FRCS Ed (1988)
Year of Registration: 1984
GMC Number: 2827461
Mr Hart qualified at St Thomas’ Hospital, London in 1983 and became a Fellow of the RCS of Edinburgh in 1988. He trained as a surgeon in Birmingham and the West Midlands and for a year in Omaha, Nebraska, USA before moving to Chorley as a Consultant Surgeon in 1996. In 2015 his increasing interest in endoscopy resulted in a move from surgery to become a full time endoscopist, also taking on the roles of both clinical lead and training lead for endoscopy. He has sub-specialist interest in interventional therapeutic endoscopy, in particular the advanced endoscopic treatment of colorectal polyps, and is an enthusiastic supporter of the national Bowel Cancer Screening Program. He lives in Chorley. He is married with two adult children and one grandson. He plays music and chess.
Dr Abhishek Sharma
Job Title: Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist
Primary Medical Qualification: MB ChB 1998 University of Manchester
Other qualifications: MRCP (UK), PhD (University of Manchester 2008)
Year of Registration: 1999
GMC Number: 4537320
Dr Sharma has been a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals since August 2010. He has a wide practice in Gastroenterology including Luminal Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Clinical Nutrition, Diagnostic & Therapeutic Endoscopy, Bowel Cancer Screening and Endoscopic Ultrasound. He completed his PhD at the University of Manchester studying the mechanisms of visceral hyperalgesia in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and has a number of publications. He is the lead for the multi-disciplinary Hospital Alcohol Liaison Service and supports the Inflammatory Bowel and Upper GI MDT’s. Dr Sharma is active in hospital leadership previously as the Clinical Director for Medicine and most recently as the Associate Divisional Medical Director for Specialist Medicine.
Dr Ian Drake
Job Title: Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Primary Medical Qualification: BM BS FRCP
Other Qualifications: BMedSci
Year of Registration: 1987
GMC Number: 3247578
Dr Drake qualified in Nottingham and undertook main specialist training at the Professorial Unit in Leeds. His specialist area is Gastroenterology with special interests in inflammatory bowel disease and chronic hepatitis B and C. Dr Drake has research interests in PBC PSC. He has won the University Exhibition, North East England Gastroenterology Society Annual Prize.
Dr Philip Shields
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Dr Faiyaz Mohammed
Job title: Consultant Physician – Acute Medicine and Gastroenterology
Primary medical qualification: MB.BS
Other qualifications: MRCP (UK)
GMC number: 4005205
Dr Mohammed’s initial medical degree was obtained from University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. He moved oved to UK in 1997 and obtained MRCP in 1999. He trained as specialist registrar in Medicine and Gastroenterology in the North West and was appointed consultant physician in 2007.
Dr Wadi Gashua
Job title: Consultant physician and gastroenterologist
Telephone number Secretary: 01772 524734
Primary Medical Qualifications:
BMSc (Hons) Clinical Research University of Dundee
MBChB Medicine University of Dundee
MRCP UK Gastroenterology 2016
GMC number: 6156986
Clinical interests: Luminal gastroenterology, clinical nutrition and inflammatory bowel disease.
Paula Livingstone - Trainee clinical endoscopist
Paula Livingstone qualified as an Adult Nurse with BSC (HONS) 2008 from the University of Central Lancashire, and became a Staff nurse on the Endoscopy at Royal Preston Hospital for 5 years. Paula then gained the Sisters post at Chorley District Hospital where she stayed for 3 years. Paula had an increasing interest in the role of the Non-Medical Endoscopist. Paula became a Trainee Non-Medical Endoscopist in 2016, where she completed the Non-Medical Endoscopist accelerated training run by Health Education England with Liverpool John Moores University. As part of this course Paula gained her JAG accreditation in Flexible Sigmoidoscopy in October 2016. Paula then went on to complete her Non-medical prescribing in 2017 at the University of Cumbria. Paula now completes Flexible Sigmoidoscopy under the National Bowel cancer screening programme has completed her Bowel scope accreditation to complete flexible sigmoidoscopy October 2017. Paula is now training in Colonoscopy and progressing to training and in Gastroscopy.
Rebecca Kirby – Trainee clinical endoscopist
Rebecca has been a qualified adult staff nurse for 8 years. Rebecca started her nursing career at Blackpool Hospital on an acute gastroenterology ward were she stayed for 4 years. She then moved to Preston Hospital as an endoscopy nurse for 2 years. Rebecca then achieved a place on the Health Education England accelerated non-medical endoscopist course which she completed in August 2017. Rebecca now based at Chorley Hospital carries out independent gastroscopy lists and is flexi-sigmoidoscopy training at present. She has completed the PEG insertion course
Marc Woods - Trainee clinical endoscopist
Marc qualified as an adult nurse in 2014 and has worked in Endoscopy ever since. He started his career at Manchester Royal Infirmary, becoming a Charge Nurse in 2016 and, later a Clinical Endoscopist after completing the accelerated training program run by Health Education England in 2017. Marc brought his experience to the team at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in 2019, where he carries out Independent Flexible Sigmoidoscopies, including the National Bowel Scope Screening Program. He is an independent prescriber and is now training in Colonoscopy and working towards Gastroscopy.
Heather Grice – Matron
Heather Grice – Matron for Endoscopy at Royal Preston Hospital and Chorley & South Ribble Hospital.
Heather has worked as the matron for Endoscopy and CIU & DTC since January 2016. Prior to my current role she gained extensive experience as a matron; working in clinical governance; as a specialist nurse; and within many aspects of neurosciences nursing.
Jacqueline Rosendale – Endoscopy Unit Manager
Jacqueline started her nursing career in 1981 having initially trained in Preston; she undertook further training in Essex. Since qualifying, Jacqueline worked predominantly in surgical areas, both as a scrub nurse in the Operating Theatres and as a staff nurse on surgical wards.
In May 2010, she commenced working in the Endoscopy Unit at RPH and has been the Endoscopy Manager since September 2017.
Yvonne Leigh – Endoscopy Sister
Yvonne Leigh started her nursing career in endoscopy in 2003 to present time. In that time she has achieved a qualification as a mentor and participated in nurse led clinics. She has gone on to become the sister of the Chorley endoscopy unit leading staff with her expert nursing knowledge and skills in endoscopy.
Elisabeth Gleave – Endoscopy Sister
Elisabeth Gleave is an endoscopy nursing sister and the designated training lead for Endoscopy across both Preston and Chorley, ensuring that staff are regularly updated and trained in all aspects of this speciality. She also provides support to the unit manager to make sure we provide the best evidenced based care and service to patients. Providing excellent care with compassion and living by the trust values.
Aasiya Sheikh – Endoscopy Sister
Aasiya Sheikh completed a diploma in adult nursing at UCLAN. After qualifying she took a gap year then became an endoscopy nurse in 2014. Aasiya was given full endoscopy training and over time grew a liking for the respiratory sides of endoscopy, assisting with therapeutic bronchoscopies and thoracoscopies. Aasiya has been involved in giving presentations at the annual bronchoscopy and thoracoscopy courses as well as hands on teaching sessions. In February 2017, she became an endoscopy unit sister managing the staff and supporting in the day to day running of the unit.