Dr Simon Campbell qualified from Birmingham University in 1994 and was subsequently offered an MD fellowship in Edinburgh undertaking research into drug therapy in IBD patients. In 2004 he achieved an advanced endoscopy fellowship at Royal Liverpool University Hospital where he trained in complex polyp removal, colonoscopy as well as running the capsule endoscopy service. He trained both in Edinburgh and the Oxford regions specialising in IBD and luminal gastroenterology.
He was appointed to Manchester Royal Infirmary in October 2006 as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and was the IBD lead for the department as well as the research lead and embarked on colon cancer screening under the Bowel Cancer Screening programme.
In 2016, he took up a part-time NHS position as a Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist at Mid-Cheshire NHS Trust and forms part of the Multi-disciplinary team there for Colorectal Cancer. Dr Campbell otherwise works predominantly privately in the North West region.
Dr Campbell’s specialities focus on luminal gastroenterology encompassing all upper gastrointestinal complaints, Coeliac disease, IBS, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease as well as diagnosis and management of Colon Cancer. He has a specialist interesting in investigating iron deficiency and managing GORD.
He is an accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist with a lifetime experience of in excess of 10000 colonoscopies.
Endoscopic interests include complex polyp removal, colonoscopic surveillance, Barrett’s surveillance and capsule endoscopy and STRETTA radiofrequency treatment for GORD.
Dr Campbell has held previous postions as a Senior Lecturer for both Manchester and Salford University (2006-16), a previous member of the IBD committee at the British Society of Gastroenterology (2012-15), scientific workshop member for European Crohn’s Colitis Organisation 2011 and a member of the Standard setting group committee member for the Royal College of Physicians (2011-14). He is currently a member of the IPC committee for the BSG. He is an editoral board member for Crohn’s and Colitis UK.
Awards for clinical practise
- BUPA patient satisfaction award 2016
- iWant Great Care award patient satisfaction 5* 2017,2018,2019
- GHP award ‘Best Private Practice Gastroenterology’ 2017-18
- GHP award ‘Best Gastro Clinic’ 2018-19
What our patients say
Dr Campbell assessed my condition very efficiently and explained clearly what his actions would be. These were carried out at the BMI Alexandra hospital. The total timescale from initial consultation to follow up meeting after the procedure was 2 weeks which was very acceptable. I would like to thank him for his very efficient, friendly and professional approach. At all times he spoke a "language" I understood which always helps.
I made an appointment to see Dr Campbell on a Monday,he arranged a CT Scan on the Thursday followed by a Colonoscopy on the Saturday.His secretary then arranged a follow up appointment a week after the Saturday treatment with the results of my biopsies! What a wonderful service,a great team effort with full marks to his secretary (his wife) who bent over backwards arranging appointments and giving instructions on the taking of the powders prior to the Colonoscopy.What could have been a very stressful week was made very relaxed by this great Campbell team,thanks again.