Professor Matthew Brookes



GMC number: 4370882

Practising since: 1996


Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine

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Professor Brookes has over 15 years of experience in Gastroenterology.  He is an experienced endoscopist delivering diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. He is an accredited trainer in endoscopy. 

In clinical practice Professor Brookes has experience in all areas of Gastroenterology but has particular interests in anaemia, iron biology and endoscopy, and is the Inflammatory Bowel Disease lead at New Cross Hospital.

Professor Brookes completed his education at Bristol University (MBChB), the Royal College of Physicians of London and Birmingham University (PhD). More recently Dr Brookes was awarded fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians.

Other interests

Inflammatory bowel disease, anaemia investigation, colorectal cancer, endoscopy, disorders of iron metabolism.

Personal interests

Golf, cricket and running.

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Matthew Brookes at Nuffield Health

  • Colonoscopy
  • Urea Breath Test 13C
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Lactose breath test
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

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Dr Brookes is the research lead for the Gastroenterology department and has received funding from national research awards to the tune of around £500,000 in the last 5 years. The following are examples of his recent published research in the last 2 years:

  1. Acheson A, Brookes MJ and Spahn D. Effects of allogeneic red blood cell transfusions on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing colorectal cancer surgery – Systematic review and meta-analysis. Ann Surg. 2012 Aug;256(2):235-44.
  2. Dowswell G, Ryan A, Taylor A, Daley A, Freemantle N, Brookes M, Jones J, Haslop R, Grimmett C, Cheng KK, Wilson S; Colorectal Cancer Prevention Group. Designing an intervention to help people with colorectal adenomas reduce their intake of red and processed meat and increase their levels of physical activity: a qualitative study. BMC Cancer, 2012 Jun 18;12:255.
  3. Sorina Radulescu 1, Matthew J Brookes 2, Pedro Salgueiro 1, Rachel A Ridgway 1, Ewan McGhee 1, Kurt Anderson1, Samuel Ford 2, Daniel Stone 2,Tariq H Iqbal 2 , Chris Tselepis 2# and Owen J Sansom 1#  Luminal iron levels govern intestinal tumourigenesis following Apc loss in vivo. Cell Rep. 2012 Aug 30;2(2):270-82.
  4. Keeler BD, Brookes MJ. Iron chelation: a potential therapeutic strategy in oesophageal cancer. Br J Pharmacol, 2013 Mar;168(6):1313-5.
  5. Keeler BD, Krell J, Acheson AG, Brookes MJ, Stebbing J, Frampton AE. Is there a role for intravenous iron therapy in patients undergoing colorectal cancer resection? Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2012 Nov;12(11):1407-12.
  6. Whitehead SJ, French J, Brookes MJ, Ford C, Gama R. Between-assay variability of faecal calprotectin enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay kits. Ann Clin Biochem, 2013 Jan;50(Pt 1):53-61.


  • Royal College of Physicians (Lon)
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Association for the Study of Liver Disease
  • British Medical Association
  • Midland Gastroenterological Society

Other posts held

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust &amp
  • University of Birmingham

Insurers Professor Matthew Brookes works with

Professor Matthew Brookes works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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