Dr Matthew Brookes


  • Specialities Gastroenterology
  • Telephone 01902 793225
  • Year of first qualification 1996
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 4370882
  • Fax 01902 793288


Dr 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 Dr 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.

Dr 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.


  • Weekly Thursday PM and evening


Current posts

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


Other interests

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

Personal interests

Golf, cricket and running.

Member of

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


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.


Dr Matthew Brookes works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

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

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

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