Dr Gillian Watts



Clinical Interests (adult patients)

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • GORD
  • Heartburn
  • Acid reflux
  • Dyspepsia
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Oesophageal cancer
  • Stomach cancer
  • Iron deficiency anaemia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloating
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Functional bowel symptoms
  • Coeliac disease
  • Abnormal liver tests
  • Bowel cancer
  • Endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Polypectomy
  • Polyp removal
  • Colonic endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Faecal incontinence


Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Medical Defence Union


Personal profile

Dr Watts qualified at St Mary’s Hospital, London in 1989. She trained in London, achieving MRCP in 1992 and then moved to Oxford for her specialist Gastroenterology training.

She was awarded MD following research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease in 2001. Dr Watts has been a consultant for 21 years. She worked at Wythenshawe Hospital from 1999 to 2018. She is currently working as a Locum Consultant Gastroenterologist at St George’s Hospital in London.

Dr Watts became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. She was JAG Endoscopy Training Lead at Wythenshawe Hospital from 2008-2018. She was Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastroenterology research Lead and Audit Lead 2010-2016. Dr Watts has been of Chair of the Medicines Management Committee at Wythenshawe Hospital. She has been extensively involved in teaching undergraduate students from the University of Manchester, receiving a Gold Award in 2017/2018.

Dr Watts is an examiner for MRCP PACES for the Royal College of Physicians and is also a faculty trainer in colonoscopy at The Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Wrexham Maelor NHS Trust. She is also involved in the mentoring programme for the British Society of Gastroenterology.

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