Dr Paul Blaker



GMC number: 6076564

Practising since: 2003



Consultation times

  • Thursday AM
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Dr Blaker is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician, expert in the diagnosis and management of diseases and disorders affecting the oesophagus (e.g. acid reflux), stomach (e.g. ulcers), small and large bowel (e.g. irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, coeliac disease).  He offers diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and is an endoscopy trainer for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells.       

His undergraduate training was completed at Guy’s, King’s & St Thomas’ School of Medicine between 1997 and 2003, gaining both a medical degree and a 1st class BSc in Neurosciences. After graduation he completed a post-graduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology at King’s, Lewisham, Queen Elizabeth and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London and at the Royal Sussex County and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals in the South East.

He spent three years (2010-2013) as a research fellow investigating biomarkers predicting toxicity and response to thiopurine treatment in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. This work was completed under the supervision of Prof Jeremy Sanderson and led to the successful award of a PhD in 2014.  

He was appointed as Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist to the Tunbridge Wells Hospital in 2014. In December 2018.  He became the Clinical Director of Specialist Medicine at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust.  He is also the Clinical Lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at MTW. 

Special interests

Diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Other interests

Diagnosis and management of inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohns disease and ulcerative colitis).

Languages spoken


Treatments and tests offered by Dr Paul Blaker at Nuffield Health

  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Diagnostic endoscopy

Locations Dr Paul Blaker works with

Related experience


  • Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Royal Society of Medicine

Insurers Dr Paul Blaker works with

Dr Paul Blaker works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


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

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

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