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Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Paediatric gastroenterology is the investigation and management of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (the oesophagus, stomach, pancreas, small intestine and colon) in infants and children.

We care for a large number of children who have complex gastrointestinal and nutritional problems.

These include children with:

  • inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • intestinal failure
  • malabsorption (when food is not properly absorbed by the body)
  • severe constipation
  • growth failure
  • a need for long-term parenteral (feeding directly into the bloodstream) and enteral feeding.

We offer the following services.

  • Specialist gastroenterology clinics (three times weekly).
  • Nurse-led clinic for children with constipation (weekly).
  • Endoscopy session (weekly).
  • Programmed investigations (pH studies).
  • Feeding clinic for children with feeding difficulties (monthly).
  • Hepatology clinic (every six months).
  • Intestinal failure clinic (every three months).
  • Transitional clinic for adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease (three monthly)
    Many of our patients are adolescents coming to terms with having a chronic disease: in order to meet their needs and ensure a smooth transition from the paediatric to the adult gastroenterology service, we have a dedicated transitional clinic for adolescents.
  • Home parenteral nutrition service
    We offer a regional clinical service for children who are dependent on intravenous nutrition. Parenteral nutrition in the home requires nursing support from two Clinical Nurse Specialists.


  • Dr Peter B Sullivan (Team Leader)
    University Senior Lecturer / Honorary Consultant Paediatrician
  • Dr Astor Rodrigues
    Consultant Paediatrician
  • Dr Holm Uhlig
    Senior Clinical Research Fellow / Honorary Consultant / Paediatric Gastroenterologist
  • Dr Lucy Howarth
    Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
  • Kim Gordon
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Sue Stevens
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nancy Mew
    Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Christine Montague-Johnson
    Research Nurse
  • Bonny Baker
    Clinical Trials Assistant
  • Karen Lahler
    Paediatric Dietitian
  • Kim Crawford
  • Gill Howells
    Academic Personal Assistant to Dr Peter Sullivan

Find us and contact us

The Paediatric Gastroenterology Department is based in the Children's Hospital, on the John Radcliffe Hospital site.

Initial contact with this service should be made via your GP.