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Dr John Silcock

Consultant Endoscopist & Gastroenterologist

Graduated University of Newcastle upon Tyne 1986

Consultant Gastroenterologist 1996 - Sunderland General Hospital 1997 - South Tees 2010 -County Durham and Darlington Trust.

Endoscopy Training Lead at the Northern Region Endoscopy Training Centre delivering hands on endoscopy training courses in basic skills gastroscopy and colonoscopy. Faculty for Training the Trainers courses for colonoscopy and gastroscopy trainers.

JAG assessor for the Peer Review of Endoscopy Services. Trainer for new JAG assesors through Royal College of Physicians.

Trainer and National Clinical Lead for GIN Programme (national training and education programme for endoscopy nurses).

Accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist and examiner for the accreditation process.

  • Department: Endoscopy
  • Specialities: Bowel Screening, Endoscopy, Gastroenterology
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Therapeutic Endoscopy; Endoscopy Training Workforce Development and Service Improvement
  • Qualifications: MB BS FRCP
  • Date added to the specialist register: 1996
  • Training role: Regional Endoscopy Training Lead; JAG Assessor Trainer

'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough - could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'

Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community Hospital