Dr Paul Thomas

Curriculum vitae



1988 M.B.,B.Chir.(Cantab.)

1992 M.R.C.P.(U.K.)

1993 Diploma Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (Liverpool)

2001 Medical Doctorate (University of London)

2005 Fellow Royal College of Physicians



1990-1992     Senior house officer medicine - Royal United Hospital Bath

1993-2001     Specialist Registrar North West London - Hammersmith,                                 Chelsea and Westminster,  West Middlesex Hospitals

1996-1998     Research Fellow St Mark's and St Thomas' Hospitals London

2001-to date  Consultant Gastroenterologist Musgrove Park Hospital                                   Taunton         

2004-2009     Clinical Lead Gastroenterology and Endoscopy

2008 to date  Clinical Director Somerset Bowel Cancer Screening Centre

2013 to date  Clinical Director for Acute Surgery and Gastroenterology,                               Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton   



14 peer reviewed papers and 12 abstracts

Co-author national guideline on management of diarrhoea

Book chapter in 'Acute Medicine' published 2014

Quality data


Lifetime colonoscopy experience > 5000 procedures. I perform >300 examinations per year. Caecal intubation rate is >95% (national standard >90%). 91% of patients report no/minimal discomfort. Complication rates are lower than national means. All quality data subject to regular independant review (Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and internal hospital audit) 



I perform approximately 200 procedures per year. Audited data of therapeutic procedures including balloon dilatation of strictures etc shows low complication rates.



Lifetime experience >1000 procedures. Approximately 80-100 per annum. >90% therapeutic success with complications <3%.




Contact information


NHS practice

Gastroenterology department

Musgrove Park Hospital



01823 344980


Private Practice

Somerset Nuffield Hospital

Staplegrove Elm



Appointments: 01823 286991 

Secretary: 01823 250640 


Consultation times


Monday 6-7.30 pm

Friday 9-12 am



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