Philip Shields

Consultant image placeholder Job title: Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist

Department: Medicine

Telephone number: 01772 522332

Primary medical qualification: BM BS BMed Sci

Other qualifications: MRCP, PHD

Year of registration: 1990

GMC number: 3497122

Career history:

I qualified from Nottingham University in 1990 and trained in General medicine in Nottingham before moving to central Midlands Gastroenterology Rotation. I developed skills in clinical nutrition and I spent 5 years at the Birmingham Liver Unit where I completed a PHD on T cell immunology in hepatitis C and liver inflammation and gained experience of liver transplantation and liver diseases. I commenced in Preston as a Consultant Gastroenterologist in 2001.

Specialist areas:

I have developed interests in Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Liver disease including viral hepatitis B and C and alcoholic liver disease. I am clinical lead for the Multidisciplinary Nutrition team and look after individuals with intestinal failure on the surgical and medical wards and in an outpatient setting. I undertake all forms of endoscopy including diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP. I run the small bowel video capsule service. I am an accredited bowel cancer screening program colonoscopist. I take an active role in training and am currently the NW Deanery Training Program Director supervising all NW Trainees in gastroenterology. I am a Senior Lecturer affiliated with Salford University.

Specialist interests: Gastroenterology, hepatology, clinical nutrition and endoscopy, including bowel cancer screening colonoscopy, ERCP and video capsule endoscopy.

Research interests: I am investigator for various clinical trials in liver disease, and also bowel cancer screening.

Clinics:

General gastroenterology, hepatology and viral hepatitis treatment clinics.
Complex nutrition clinics for patients with intestinal failure and home total parenteral nutrition.

Languages spoken: English

Awards and prizes: MRC clinical research training fellowship 1997-2000.