Unlocking fast healthcare: how pain drives urgent access

New research released today reveals that pain is by far the biggest driver in the increasing trend of ‘self-pay’ private healthcare, where people pay for the treatment they need. Almost half (48%) of people in Britain who have paid for treatment such as surgery in the last year in order to get faster access to…

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Gabor Sipos

Biography Mr Sipos has been a consultant gastroenterologist at Practice Plus Group Surgical Centre, Gillingham, since 2015. His other appointments include Medway Maritime Hospital, Gillingham since 2014 and endoscopy Clinical Lead in Medway Maritime Hospital. Mr Sipos has a special interest in gastrointestinal endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and is the Deputy Lead of upper gastrointestinal…

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Abdul Wahab

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Top tips for preparing for surgery – your guide

Coming to hospital for surgery means a lot to think about, including being prepared. That’s why we’ve shared our tips for preparing for surgery to help you feel ready and relaxed.

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Your guide to endoscopy types, symptoms and more

In the UK, endoscopies are the most performed gastrointestinal procedure, with around two million procedures performed each year. Explore our guide to the different types of endoscopy to understand more about the procedure. What is an endoscopy? An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light and camera at the end for doctors to…

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Treating irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects around six million people in the UK. It has a range of symptoms, including stomach pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea and vomiting. The name IBS is given to these set of symptoms which occur together but are actually unexplained, with no obvious biological reason, such as a change in the structure of…

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