Dr Raymond McCrudden


BSc (Hons) (Physiol), MBBA, MRCP

GMC number: 3492725

Practising since: 1990


Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine

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  • Friday mornings
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After completing degree courses in Dundee University, Scotland and the Gregorian University, Rome, Italy.

Dr McCrudden studied medicine, qualifying from University College Middlesex School of Medicine, the University of London in 1990, and gained his general medical training qualification from the Royal College of Physicians in 1994. 

He entered higher specialist training in Wessex for Gastroenterology, training in Swindon, Southampton and Portsmouth from 1995 - 2000.  He was privileged to undertake scientific research with clinician-scientists for 3 years at Southampton University, studying liver and pancreatic fibrosis in the Molecular Biology Liver Unit, for a Doctorate in Medicine.

He took two years out of his final training to work full time as a gastroenterology registrar, working for 5 consultants in St Vincent’s Hospital Medical School, an inner city teaching hospital in Sydney, Australia from 2000 – 2003. He was given a rare opportunity to work with outstanding and inspirational clinicians in a tertiary referral viral hepatitis and advanced endoscopy training centre, where he learned specialist endoscopy techniques such as EUS & ERCP. After commencing his consultant post in 2003 he led the department of Gastroenterology from 2008 to 2013 and now leads the specialist services in Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Medicine whilst providing a regional service for Endoscopic Ultrasound. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and has been part of designing a national training course for trainee endoscopists in EUS, as well working closely with the national endoscopy and gastroenterology body for quality in training (JAG).

Special interests

Common abdominal (Gastrointestinal or GI) complaints including abdominal pain, difficulty in swallowing, heartburn, pain on eating, losing weight, change in bowel habit, liver problems, pancreatitis, and diagnosis of gastrointestinal cancer.

Medical Conditions: Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis, Coeliac Disease, Dyspepsia, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD), General Internal Medicine, Hepatitis, Hiatus Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Liver disease (Hepatology).

Specialist Endoscopy Procedures: Gastroscopy (Diagnostic and Therapeutic), Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy including removal of colonic polyps and Enteroscopy..

Other interests

Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Medicine
Quality in Endoscopy
Training in EUS & ERCP

Advanced Endoscopy such as:
Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) &
Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio Pancreatography (ERCP)

Personal interests

Dr McCrudden is passionate about all things around photography but particularly enjoys landscape photography and environmental portraiture. He has a Licentiate qualification from the Royal Photographic Society.
Classical Guitar
Reading fiction and non fiction

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Raymond McCrudden at Nuffield Health

  • Glucose breath test
  • Colonoscopy
  • Biliary and renal drainage
  • Urea Breath Test 13C
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Liver biopsy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Reflux surgery (fundoplication)
  • Liver function tests

Locations Dr Raymond McCrudden works with

Related experience


A regional EUS service using a collaborative network.
Gordon HM, Lloyd DAJ, Higginson A, McCrudden R, Bent C, Shek FW, Beable R, Al-Badri A, Green B, Jaynes E, Foria B, Stacey BSF.
Frontline Gastroenterol. 2017 Jan;8(1):26-28

Pancreaticoduodenectomy for nonampullary duodenal lesions: indications and results.
Shamali A, McCrudden R, Bhandari P, Shek F, Barnett E, Bateman A, Abu Hilal M.
Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Dec;28(12):1388-1393.

Duodenoscope decontamination validation study.
Alsaffar L, McCrudden PR, Hayter R, Kavanagh M.
J Hosp Infect. 2016 Jan;92(1):110-1

Role of thiopurine metabolite measurement in the management of autoimmune hepatitis.
Al-Shamma S, McLaughlin S, McCrudden R, Weaver S, Williams E.
Gut. 2012 Oct;61(10):1515

Expression of transforming growth factor-beta 1 by pancreatic stellate cells and its implications for matrix secretion and turnover in chronic pancreatitis.
Shek FW, Benyon RC, Walker FM, McCrudden PR, Pender SL, Williams EJ, Johnson PA, Johnson CD, Bateman AC, Fine DR, Iredale JP.
Am J Pathol. 2002 May;160(5):1787-98

Apoptosis and proliferation of acinar and islet cells in chronic pancreatitis: evidence for differential cell loss mediating preservation of islet function.
Bateman AC, Turner SM, Thomas KS, McCrudden PR, Fine DR, Johnson PA, Johnson CD, Iredale JP.
Gut. 2002 Apr;50(4):542-8.

Comparison of calcaneal ultrasound and DXA to assess the risk of corticosteroid-induced osteoporosis: a cross-sectional study.
Javaid MK, McCrudden PR, Taylor P, Petley GW, Stroud M, Fine DR, Cooper C, Arden NK.
Osteoporos Int. 2001;12(9):788-93.

Liver fibrosis, the hepatic stellate cell and tissue inhibitors of metalloproteinases.
McCrudden R, Iredale JP.
Histol Histopathol. 2000 Oct;15(4):1159-68. Review.

Sporadic acute hepatitis E in the united kingdom: an underdiagnosed phenomenon?
McCrudden R, O'Connell S, Farrant T, Beaton S, Iredale JP, Fine D.
Gut. 2000 May;46(5):732-3.

Other posts held

  • Consultant Physician, Royal Bournemouth Hospital and Christchurch Foundation Trust

Insurers Dr Raymond McCrudden works with

Dr Raymond McCrudden works with the following private medical insurance providers:

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


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

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

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