Conquest Hospital Endoscopy Unit

Awarded a Joint Advisory Group (JAG) accreditation for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

The Endoscopy Unit at Conquest Hospital is an established unit that has recently undergone a major refurbishment and our environment is compliant with JAG (Joint Advisory Group) requirements, affording us ‘centre of excellence’ status.

This allows us to undertake the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme on behalf of NHS England.

Conquest Hospital Endoscopy team

Conquest Hospital Endoscopy team

The Team

Gastroenterology Consultants
Dr Mark Whitehead
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology Lead
Specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Dr Azam Zubir
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Dr Steven Fong
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Gastroenterology Lead
Dr Nadeem Rahman
Locum Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Dr Fred Cuison
Locum Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Dr Tila Muhammad
Locum Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Surgical Consultants
Mr Mathew Miller
Colorectal Surgeon
Specialising in diagnostic Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy including simple Polypectomy
Mrs Alys Morris
Colorectal Surgeon
Clinical Lead for ESHT Endoscopy
Specialising in diagnostic Colonoscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy including simple Polypectomy
Mr Simon Shaw
Colorectal Surgeon
Mr Yesar El-Dhuwaib
Colorectal Surgeon
Respiratory Consultants
Dr Giddings
Dr Kankam
Dr Nakos
Dr Thereza Christopherson
Nurse Endoscopists
Jude Tidbury
Specialising in diagnostic upper and lower GI Endoscopy
Maria Camero
Specialising in diagnostic lower GI Endoscopy
Gerard Burke-McCallum
Deputy Lead for Training
Specialising in diagnostic upper GI Endoscopy
Nurse Specialists
Anita Blackford
Colorectal Cancer Specialist Nurse
Caroline Bishop
Colorectal Cancer Specialist Nurse
Sophia Bishop
Gastroenterology Biologics Specialist Nurse
Bryony Campion
Lead Gastroenterology Dietitian
Beverley Etherington
Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist
Sarah Curd
Gastroenterology Biologics Specialist Nurse
Chris Hilder
Colorectal Cancer Nurse Specialist
Anita Ivemy
Upper GI Clinical Specialist Nurse
Becky Gabriel
Upper GI Clinical Specialist Nurse
Unit Managers and Sisters
Myra Mendoza - Matron
Mi-Anne Capili - Sister
Suvan Shrestha - Charge Nurse
Mitzi Gonzales - Sister
Endoscopy Management
Jan Wolter - General Manager
Sue Winser - Service Manager
Lead Pharmacist for Specialist Medicine
Maria Andrade

The Trust employs experienced locum Consultants where necessary to ensure a timely and effective service delivery.

Conquest Hospital is an associate teaching hospital having under graduate trainees from King’s and Brighton medical schools. Students are encouraged to attend endoscopy sessions. The endoscopy training leads are Nicky Townsend – Lead trainer and Gerard Burke-McCallum – Deputy lead trainer.

We are committed to training Registrars and Nurse Endoscopists to undertake endoscopic procedures and these lists are supervised by a named consultant. You will be informed if your appointment is with a trainee, if you would prefer not to have a trainee please inform us and we will reappoint you.

We provide this service at

Conquest Hospital

The Ridge, St Leonards-on-Sea
East Sussex, TN37 7RD
0300 131 4500