Robert Hart

Rob Hart Job Title: Consultant Endoscopist

Department: Medicine (Endoscopy)

Telephone Number: 01257 245140

Primary Medical Qualification: MB BS (London, 1983), FRCS Ed (1988)

Year of Registration: 1984

GMC Number: 2827461

Career History:   After graduating from The University of London (St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School, before it’s merge with Kings and Guys), I worked as a house officer and casualty officer in Kent before moving to the West Midlands, for basic and then higher surgical training.  I remained in the West Midlands for the remainder of my training, apart from a year as a Laparoscopic Research Fellow  in Omaha NE, USA, during which, in October 1991, I was co-author of the first published series reporting results of laparoscopic hernia repair, amongst numerous other publications and presentations.

In 1996 I moved to Lancashire as a Consultant General Surgeon at Chorley Hospital with an interest in upper GI and laparoscopic surgery.  In 2001 I moved to Royal Preston Hospital to take on the Day Case Unit and from 2007 -2010 I was on the committee of the British Association of Day Surgery.  Also in 2001 I started to perform more and more endoscopy, both diagnostic and therapeutic, in terms of both numbers and complexity, across both sites within the trust.  In 2007 I joined the list of endoscopists in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program.  In 2015 I gave up surgery to become a full-time endoscopist, clinical lead for endoscopy and training lead for endoscopy.

Special interests:

  • Colonoscopy
  • Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Early rectal cancer
  • Complex polyp management
  • Training in endoscopy


Having previously been the training lead or college rep for surgery on several occasions I am now the training lead for the Trust in endoscopy.  I attend colonoscopy training courses in Liverpool as part of the faculty on a regular basis.

Outside interests:

Chess (for Chorley and Lancashire), Music (Dip ABRSM piano performance, guitarist-singer-songwriter), Driving (member IAM) and motorcycling (member RoADAR ).  Member of Stewards Enclosure HRR, previously rowed for GB and UL.  Also previously published poetry, a children’s book and a chess manual, and for a year was motorcycling columnist for the LEP.  One grandson & 2 dogs!