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Gastroenterology covers diseases of the liver, pancreas and the gastrointestinal tract and has a large component of chronic disease, much of which requires long term monitoring and active treatment.

COVID-19 update

Please find at the links below important information for our patients.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients

18 June 2020

Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19

Home parenteral nutrition (HPN) patients

24 April 2020

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions: Information for Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition (pdf, 349 KB)

Information for home parenteral nutrition (HPN) patients - NHS England (pdf, 85 KB)

Oxford Clinical and Academic Gastroenterology

Oxford Clinical and Academic Gastroenterology

Duration: 15 minutes and 45 seconds
Thinking about gut or liver disease may not appeal, but exciting developments are happening at the John Radcliffe, with the integration of science and clinical care that make Oxford one of the leading centres for inflammatory bowel disease and hepatitis in Europe.

Gastroenterology doctors specialise in the investigation and treatment of conditions such as:

  • gastritis
  • inflammation of the stomach, especially of the mucous membrane
  • ulcers
  • problems of absorption
  • ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • cancer screening
  • cancer treatment.

The unit has a reputation for the clinical care / management of:

Gastroenterology works closely with Endoscopy.


Please watch our videos on YouTube via the links below.

Find us and contact us


  • John Radcliffe Hospital
    Outpatients Blue Area, Level 2
  • Horton General Hospital
    Gastroenterology Outpatients Department, main Outpatient Department

Existing outpatients can contact their consultant's secretary:

Gastroenterology consultants


John Radcliffe Hospital

Ward 7F: Gastroenterology / Hepatology
Level 7 JR main building

Tel: 01865 221185

Horton General Hospital

  • Juniper Ward: 01295 229577
  • Laburnum Ward: 01295 229570

IBD Advice Line

For particular concerns related to your condition that your GP is unable to answer, you may contact the advice line.

Tel: 01865 228772
Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm.

The advice line is an answerphone service and not for emergencies. A nurse specialist or doctor will return your call as soon as possible.

Last reviewed:12 January 2023