Dr Nick Thompson


  • Specialities Gastroenterology
  • Telephone 0191 2816131
  • Year of first qualification 1987
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 3190353
  • Fax 0191 2811379


Dr Thompson trained in London and was a registrar and research fellow at the Royal Free Hospital.  He completed his postgraduate training in the Northern region and was appointed as a consultant physician and gastroenterologist in Newcastle in March 1998.  

Dr Thompson is part of a team at the Freeman Hospital who have developed specialist care of patients with severe malnutrition, especially those requiring parenteral nutrition (having nutrition via an infusion into a vein).  Research interests have also included the maintenance of bone health in patients with Crohn’s disease.  

Dr Thompson carries out colonoscopies and gastroscopies, with high success rates as indicated by caecal intubation rates well in excess of 90%.

Dr Thompson has been Programme Director for training registrars in gastroenterology in the region.  He was the Clinical Director for Medicine within the Newcastle Trust for 4 years and then one of the Assistant Medical Directors again for 4 years until July 2015.  From June 2015 – June 2019 he is Secretary and then Senior Secretary of the British Society of Gastroenterology.


  • Monday 18:00 20:00


Current posts

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist, Freeman Hospital


Other interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Nutritional disorders

Member of

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Association Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (Lon)


As a Research Fellow at the Royal Free Hospital, London Dr Thompson was awarded an MD for research into possible childhood risk factors for Crohn’s disease.

Previous research grant regarding bone health in patients with Crohn’s disease or Ulcerative colitis.

Current research based around Delivering a Home Parenteral Nutrition service to patients in the north of England and nutritional deficiencies associated with inflammatory bowel disease.


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

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

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