Personal profile

John Stebbing is Chief of Service for the Division of Surgery and Clinical Director of the Surrey Bowel Cancer Screening Centre at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

Training and Appointment

He studied medicine at St John’s College, Cambridge and Guy’s Hospital in London and qualified with Distinction in Surgery in 1987. He was awarded a MRC Clinical Training Fellowship in 1994 to pursue a period of research which led to appointment as a Hunterian Professor (Royal College of Surgeons of England) and award of the John of Arderne Medal (Royal Society of Medicine) in 1996.

In recent years, his professional focus has been in bowel cancer screening and quality in endoscopy. From 2011 to 2017, he was Chair of the Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy - the body which awards accreditation for endoscopy services across the UK and supports training for the endoscopists of the future. He is a member of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Advisory Committee (BSAC) and is Professional Clinical Advisor to the screening quality assurance service (SQAS) in the South East of England.

Outside medicine, as a former oarsman for Cambridge University Mens’ Lightweight Rowing Club, he is a member of Leander Club and Henley Stewards’. He is a member of the Court of Assistants for the Salters’ Livery Company in London and serves on the Board of the Salters’ Institute and the livery Wine Committee.

Clinical Interests

  • Diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Functional bowel disorders, including IBS, pelvic floor disorders
  • Proctology, including anal fissure, anal fistula
  • Assessment and treatment of "lumps and bumps"
  • Assessment of colorectal symptoms
  • Hernia surgery
  • Haemorrhoids

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain & Ireland
  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Medical Association
  • Trustee, Bowel Cancer UK

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

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