Conquest Hospital Endoscopy Unit

The Endoscopy Unit at Conquest Hospital is an established unit that has recently undergone a major refurbishment to make our environment compliant with JAG (Joint Advisory Group) requirements.

This means along with Eastbourne DGH we will be able to apply for JAG accreditation 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
Specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Dr Azam Zubir
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Dr Mohammed Toqeer
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist
Specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Dr Fred Cuison
Speciality Registrar
Specialising in diagnostic upper and lower GI endoscopy
Surgical Consultants
Mr Mathew Miller
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Specialising in diagnostic Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy including simple polypectomy
Mrs Alys Morris
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
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 Merritt
Dr Nakos
Nurse Endoscopists
Cathy Bengelil
Specialising in diagnostic lower GI Endoscopy
Emma Robinson
Specialising in diagnostic upper GI Endoscopy
Jude Tidbury
Specialising in diagnostic lower 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
Jane Foy
IBD Nurse Specialist
Chris Hilder
Colorectal Cancer Nurse Specialist
Anita Ivemy
Upper GI Clinical Specialist Nurse
Jude Newman
IBD Nurse Specialist
Unit Managers and Sisters
Sue Winser - Clinical Operations Manager
Macon Camero - Sister
Margaret Magidi - Sister
Myra Mendoza - Matron
Lead Pharmacist for Specialist Medicine
Janki Patel

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 Dr Phil Mayhead at Eastbourne DGH and Dr Mark Whitehead at Conquest Hospital.

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
(01424) 755255