Personal profile

Dr MacFaul trained in gastroenterology in the Oxford region after having received his medical degree from Nottingham University in 1995. He was appointed as a consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in Milton Keynes in 2006, and was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2013.

He currently heads the nutrition team at Milton Keynes Hospital, is Gastroenterology training lead for the Trust and is a bed holder on the gastroenterology ward. He is also Head of the School of Medicine at the Oxford Deanery.

Dr MacFaul is an accredited Bowel Cancer Screening colonoscopist, with regular external auditing of the quality of his colonoscopy. He has been in private practice since 2006 and is happy to see all areas of gastroenterology and Hepatology. He is married to a Consultant Radiologist, lives in Steeple Claydon, and in his spare time plays squash and is a Wasps Rugby Season ticket holder.

Professional Memberships

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Royal College of Physicians of London
  • British Medical Association
  • Medical Protection Society

Clinical Interests


  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology
  • General Internal Medicine

Special clinical interests

  • General gastroenterology
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dyspepsia and reflux disease
  • Change in bowel habit
  • Coeliac disease
  • Pancreatic disease
  • Hepatology
  • Deranged liver function tests
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Inflamatory bowel disease
  • Diagnosis and management of Ulcerative colitis and Crohns Disease
  • Colonoscopy 
  • Polypectomy 
  • Sigmoidoscopy 
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nutritional assessment

Research interests

Principle Investigator at MKUH for a number of important Inflammatory Bowel Disease trials – including PANTs and PRED4 and chronic liver disease studies.

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist MKUH (11 sessions per week)
  • Head of School of Medicine, Oxford Deanery (3 sessions per week)

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