Dr Ian James London

Personal profile

Dr Ian London is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at The South Cheshire Private Hospital. He trained at St Thomas’ Hospital, London between 1985 and 1990. 

His house jobs provided him with a wide breadth of experience in a wide range of medical specialities and early exposure to the exciting new technology that allowed for high quality gastrointestinal endoscopy to be performed for both investigation and a whole range of treatments. 

Dr London was accepted onto the King’s College Hospital registrar rotation where he further developed his interest in gastroenterology and general medicine. 

His appointment as Clinical Lecturer in Gastroenterology at the University of Liverpool and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital exposed him to first class training in clinical gastroenterology as well as the opportunity to spend time performing lab based research to help in the understanding of the relationship between inflammatory bowel disease and gut bacteria. 

In 1999 Dr London was appointed to the post of consultant gastroenterologist in a busy clinical department in mid-Cheshire. Dr London has a full time NHS commitment with an interest in medicine management, undergraduate and post-graduate teaching and helping with the day to day running of the Gastroenterology service.  He is a member of the teaching faculty at the Mersey School of Endoscopy.

Dr London is married to a local GP, they have three children, and a small holding where they are fortunate to be able to promote woodland conservation through expanding their own small native broadleaf woodland and also by encouraging local schoolchildren to take an interest in tree planting, as well as helping them to appreciate the native flora and fauna and the value of conservation.

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Mersey Gastroenterology Group

Clinical Interests

  • Indigestion, Helicobacter pylori infection and reflux dyspepsia
  • Irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, post-infective diarrhoea, food intolerance and coeliac disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease including a wide experience in managing strictures and fistulas, ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis.  Dr London has wide experience in the use of the new anti-TNF “biologics” such as infliximab and adalimumab.  He is the local regional advisor to the National Association of Crohn’s and Colitis
  • Jaundice, liver and pancreatic disease including treating non-alcoholic fatty liver, alcoholic liver disease, haemochromatosis, viral and auto-immune liver disease and the use of therapeutic ERCP to clear obstructed bile ducts
  • Anaemia; investigation and treatment of iron deficiency anaemia, and the optimal use of iron therapy to avoid blood transfusions where safe to do so
  • Bowel cancer screening.  Dr London is the Clinical Director of the Cheshire Bowel Screening Program and an accredited bowel-screening colonoscopist.  He has performed well over 5000 colonoscopies with a caecal intubation rate of over 95%
  • Rectal bleeding and band ligation of haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Digestive endoscopy: gastroscopy, enteroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, ERCP
  • Dr London is interested in the delivery of high quality patient focussed health care and is the clinical lead for our local NHS endoscopy and gastroenterology services
  • Dr London is actively involved in clinical research projects including looking at the value of endoscopic screening in Barrett’s oesophagus and the role of early anti-TNF therapy in acute severe ulcerative colitis

In Press

99.4% of patients would recommend BMI The South Cheshire Hospital to their friends and family
Dr Ian London commented, “I was delighted to see such high levels of satisfaction across the board. This reflects well on a very complex and diverse multi-disciplinary team that’s required to deliver high quality care.”
BMI Healthcare UK

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