Dr David Neal



GMC number: 3441066

Practising since: 1990



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  • Alt Weds PM
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Dr Neal has been a Consultant Gastroenterologist since 2004. After graduating from the University of Southampton where he was awarded the Altounyan prize for best undergraduate research, he undertook his specialist training in Ipswich, Norwich and Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

He has acquired considerable experience in treating people with a wide variety of gastroenterological and liver problems.

He undertakes diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and inserts PEG tubes for feeding.

He is the clinical lead for nutrition in Eastbourne. His clinical interests include inflammatory bowel disease, dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux, irritable bowel syndrome, clinical nutrition and diseases of the liver and pancreas.

During his clinical career Dr Neal has undertaken over 10,000 endoscopic procedures and is a highly experienced Endoscopist, undertaking endoscopic procedures regularly every week. As well as undertaking outpatient clinics and endoscopy at the Nuffield Hospital in Brighton he sees outpatients in Eastbourne as well.

Dr Neal is a member of the Regional Training Committee for specialist registrars in gastroenterology across Kent, Surrey and Sussex. 

Special interests

Dyspepsia, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, liver disease, clinical nutrition, upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Personal interests

Dr Neal lives in East Sussex with two teenage children. He has a keen armchair interest in most sports, especially rugby and F1. He enjoys active participation in tennis and cycling. Dr Neal has  a varied taste in music and prefer vinyl over digital. 

Treatments and tests offered by Dr David Neal at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Ultrasound

Locations Dr David Neal works with

Related experience


As part of his postgraduate Doctor of Medicine degree, Dr Neal had had several research papers published on liver transplantation. His latest publication in 2019 was on the usefulness of biopsies in eosinophilic oesophagitis.


  • British Society of Gastroenterology

Other posts held

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist at Eastbourne DGH

Insurers Dr David Neal works with

Dr David Neal works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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