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 Gastroenterologist/ Clinical Nutritional Lead/ Training Lead/ Clinical Tutor.
Specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Dr Azam Zubir
Consultant Gastroenterologist.
Specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Dr Mohammed Toqeer
Consultant Gastroenterologist.
Specialising in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
Dr Fred Cuison
Specialist 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
Respiratory Consultants
Dr Merritt
Dr Giddings
Dr Kankam
Dr Nakos
Nurse Endoscopists
Mrs Cathy Bengelil
Specialising in diagnostic lower GI Endoscopy
Mrs Jude Tidbury
Specialising in diagnostic lower GI Endoscopy
Miss Emma Robinson
Specialising in diagnostic upper GI Endoscopy
Nurse Specialists
Mrs Jude Newman
IBD nurse specialist
Mrs Beverley Etherington
Upper GI clinical nurse specialist
Mrs Anita Blackford
Colorectal Cancer Specialist Nurse
Miss Caroline Bishop
Colorectal Cancer Specialist Nurse
Unit Managers and Sisters
Mrs Myra Mendoza - Matron
Miss Emma Robinson - Sister
Mrs Macon Camero - Sister
Miss Margaret Magidi - Sister

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