Dr Laurence Maiden



GMC number: 4024545

Practising since: 1993


General (internal) Medicine, Gastroenterology

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Dr Maiden is Chief of Medicine and Emergency Care and one of the senior consultants in the Department of Gastroenterology at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. He is one of two accredited consultant colonoscopists for the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program in Tunbridge Wells. He specialises in endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, enteroscopy of the small bowel and interventional endoscopy (polyp removal).

Dr Maiden has been a consultant at the Tunbridge Wells Hospital since December 2008. As lead for Nutrition in 2008 he developed pathways for the management of patients requiring specialised feeding. He oversaw the management of all patients with intestinal failure who required intravenous, total parenteral nutrition (TPN) or ‘artificial feeding’. He then took on the lead for endoscopy and oversaw the Joint Advisory Group accreditation of the endoscopy units at both Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone hospitals. This led to his tenure as Lead Physician at Tunbridge Wells Hospital in 2011 before being appointed to Clinical Director for Specialist Medicine and Elderly Care. He has been Chief of Medicine and Emergency Care since 2018 and oversee 3 directorates, more than 60 consultants, 150 juniors doctors and 300 nurses in my Division. He brings this expertise and experience to Nuffield Health.

Special interests

  • Interventional endoscopy
  • Bowel cancer screening colonoscopy
  • Small Bowel enteroscopy 

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Laurence Maiden at Nuffield Health

  • Gastroesophageal
  • Colorectal screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Core biochemistry screens
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Gastrointestinal tract
  • Haematology profiles
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Nutrition
  • Gluten sensitivity screening

Locations Dr Laurence Maiden works with

Related experience


Physical-chemical small bowel injury’ L Maiden, I Bjarnason, S Adler in ‘Atlas of Video Capsule Endoscopy’ Keuchel et al (Eds) 2006:36-42

‘Adverse reactions and their mechanisms from nimesulide’ I. Bjarnason, F. Bissoli, A. Conforti, L.Maiden, N. Moore, U. Moretti, K. Rainsford, K. Takeuchi, G. Velo in ‘Nimesulide Actions and uses’ Rainsford (Ed) Birkhouser Verlag, Basel 2005:315-415 

‘Drug induced damage to the small and large intestines’ L. Maiden, K. Takeuchi, S. Adler, I. Bjarnason in ‘Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology’ First Ed.      Weintstein, Hawkey and Bosch (Eds) Elsevier Mosby 2005: 485-490

Testing the gut and its function – faecal samples – breath tests and more?’ I Bjarnason, L Maiden, K Takeuchi in: ‘Gastroenterology yesterday, today, tomorrow: A review and preview’. Eds: Adler G, Blum AL, Blum HE, Leuschner U, Manns MP, Mossner J, Sartor RS, Scholmeric J. Falk symposium 144, Springer, Dordreich, The Netherlands 2005:253-266

‘Genetic aspects of intestinal permeability in inflammatory bowel disease’ K. Takeuchi, L. Maiden, I. Bjarnason in ‘Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crosseroads of microbes. Epithelium and immune system. Novartis Foundation Symposium 263’. John Wiley & Sond, Ltd. Chichester 2004: 151-163


  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians
  • General Medical Council
  • British Medical Association

Other posts held

  • Chief of Medicine & Emergency Care, Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Laurence Maiden works with

Dr Laurence Maiden works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • Bupa
  • WPA
  • Aviva Health
  • Healix Healthcare
  • Health-on-Line
  • Cigna
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Benenden Health
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • CS Healthcare
  • The Exeter Friendly
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa Global
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna International
  • Freedom Health
  • Standard Life
  • Exeter Family Friendly


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

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

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