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.


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.