Dr Adam Farmer


MBBS , BSc(Hons) , PhD, FRCP

GMC number: 6028025

Practicing since: 2001


Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine

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Dr Adam Farmer was educated at Stonyhurst College, University College London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School. 

He was awarded a BSc in 1998 in human physiology and qualified with the degrees of MBBS in 2001. He undertook his specialist training the West Midlands before moving to the internationally renowned Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology in London, where he performed a body of research funded by the Medical Research Council, which culminated in a PhD. He was appointed as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2017. 

He currently works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the University Hospitals of North Midlands where he is clinical lead for gastroenterology. He also has academic positions at the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology, Keele University and Aalborg University in Denmark. 

His main clinical interests concern all aspects of gastroenterology particularly irritable bowel syndrome, abdominal pain, bloating, heartburn/reflux, diarrhoea and constipation as well as digestive symptoms that arise as a consequence of diabetes and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.  

He is considered to be an international expert in his field having been awarded prestigious prizes from the American Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and the United European Gastroenterology Federation.

Special interests



Other interests


Gastrointestinal physiology

Personal interests

Dr Farmer lives in Staffordshire with his wife Caroline and three sons, William, Charles and Sebastian. He enjoys rugby and cricket.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Adam Farmer at Nuffield Health

  • Gastroesophageal
  • Glucose breath test
  • Colonoscopy
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Liver function tests

Locations Dr Adam Farmer works with

Related experience


Dr Farmer’s research focuses on irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, constipation, diarrhoea, food intolerances, nausea/vomiting and chronic abdominal pain. He has been involved in a number of international clinical trials and is regularly asked to contribute to the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

He has has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers, has contributed to 13 books and is Editor in Chief of the textbook Medicine : Gastroenterology. His work has been published in leading medical journals such as Gastroenterology, Gut and the Lancet and has been cited by other researchers in the field over 1,500 times. Furthermore, his research has pioneered the link between abdominal symptoms and other disorders such as diabetes and Ehlers- Danlos Syndrome, which has led to direct improvement in patient care.

Dr Farmer is the UK representative on the European society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Executive Committee and is the Secretary of the Neurogastroenterology and Motility Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology. 

His contribution to research has been internationally recognised by the American Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility and has recently been named the 2018 United European Gastroenterology Federation Rising Star.


  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
  • European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • International Association for the Study of Pain

Other posts held

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands Consultant Gastroenterologist and Senior Lecturer
  • Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology
  • Deputy Director for Research and Development

Insurers Dr Adam Farmer works with

Dr Adam Farmer works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • Aviva Health
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Healix
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • WPA
  • Cigna


Dr Adam Farmer does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Adam Farmer does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Adam Farmer does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.