GP Zone

The Birmingham Bowel Clinic offers an education programme for West Midlands based GPs and Healthcare professionals. 

As part of your continual professional development we would be happy to come to your practice to discuss the management of bowel conditions and present on a variety of general surgical and colorectal topics, in particular:  

  • Update on treating Haemorrhoids- in particular the HALO Procedure
  • What's new in colorectal surgery
  • Management of minor anal conditions
  • Laparoscopic surgery for Colorectal disease- benign or malignant
  • Investigation of rectal bleeding and anaemia
  • Dealing with a patient with anal incontinence
  • An update on hernias
  • Imaging a patient with suspected colorectal carcinoma (delivered by Dr Ian McCafferty- Consultant Radiologist)
  • Management of Colorectal Cancer (delivered by Dr Ian Geh- Consultant Oncologist)

At your request we are happy to come along to your surgery at your convenience either during lunchtime or after surgery hours. To arrange a meeting or informal visit from us please click here and we will contact you to discuss your requirements. Confirmation certilficates can be provided for your records.

As part of our GP education programme we like to gather feedback from our lectures to enable us to evaluate and plan for future education sessions. Please see below for our feedback from our recent meetings:

100% felt that the content of the session was appropriate to their needs for General Practice
100% thought the session met their learning objectives
64% felt that the education sessions highlighted knowledge gaps which the Birmingham Bowel Clinic could help resolve by future education sessions
93% thought that the duration of the educational session was just right

Here are some recent comments made by local GPs:

"Good general overview of colorectal pathology".

"Good images, relevant, talked about why we might refer, useful, flexible enough so we could ask questions throughout and at end."

"Good to meet consultant who we refer so much to, interesting, helpful. Good GP tips on what we could prescribe to help our patients."

"Very helpful"

"Very helpful. Saw a woman with faecal leakage a few days later and as a consequence of your talk was much better prepared and confident"

"Excellent talk on heamorrhoids and Enhanced Recovery Programme"

"Good overview of topic and good to view pelvic floor dysfunction in all of it's compartments"

"Appropriate timing of presentation and time for questions"

"Very interesting, useful information about when to refer"

"Very informative- many thanks"

"Very useful. Very interactive"


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Mr Radley explained everything in a way that I could easily understand, avoided too many technical terms, and even threw in an occasional sketch when appropriate. ”
"Miss L". Birmingham. November 2011