Professor Adrian Stanley


MB ChB, MD, FRCP(Ed), FRCS (Glas)

GMC number: 3284683

Practising since: 1988


Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine

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  • Wednesday evenings
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After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1988, Prof. Stanley trained in London and Edinburgh, including a two-year post as a Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Edinburgh where he completed his MD thesis in 1998.  He finished his training with a one-year Fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, prior to taking up his current post as Consultant Gastroenterologist at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 1999.  He was appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow in 2018. 

Prof. Stanley has active research interests in Gastroenterology and Hepatology and has published over 120 peer-reviewed papers and several book chapters to date.  He has co-authored four national and international guidelines in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is a regular reviewer for many major medical journals and has advised both SMC and NICE.  A founder member of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) Global Health group and the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) International committees, he remains heavily involved in a medical training project in Malawi (2012-present).   He has been elected to several committees of the BSG and was appointed Secretary of the BSG in 2019. 

 Prof Stanley has been an invited speaker and performed live endoscopy at numerous national and international meetings.  He is Director of the annual RCPSG Glasgow-Gastro Conference and is on the organising committee of other major annual educational meetings in Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Prof Stanley was appointed Vice-President (Medical) of the RCPSG in 2019.

Special interests

General Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endoscopy (diagnostic and therapeutic).

Other interests

Current clinical interests include therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, gastrointestinal bleeding and chronic liver disease. 

Personal interests

Tennis, mountain climbing, golf and music.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Adrian Stanley at Nuffield Health

  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Liver biopsy
  • Diagnostic endoscopy

Locations Professor Adrian Stanley works with

Related experience


To date, Professor Stanley has published over 120 peer reviewed papers in medical journals (17 in the past three years), several book chapters over 200 abstract presentations. He regularly reviews research papers for many journals including Lancet, JAMA and Gut. Professor Stanley is currently Chief or Principle Investigator for several multicentre international research studies.

His current research interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, oesophago-gastric cancer and chronic liver disease. He is a member of the Scottish Society of Gastroenterology research committee, the European Chronic Liver disease research group and the International upper GI bleeding Research Consortium. 


  • Fellow and current Vice-President (Medical) of RCPSG
  • Fellow of RCPEd
  • Scottish Society of Gastroenterology
  • Scottish Society of Physicians
  • British Medical Association
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Association for Study of the Liver
  • Association of Physicians of UK and Ireland
  • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • European Association for Study of the Liver

Other posts held

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
  • Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, Glasgow University

Insurers Professor Adrian Stanley works with

Professor Adrian Stanley works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • WPA


Professor Adrian Stanley does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Adrian Stanley does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Adrian Stanley does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.