Dr Simon McLaughlin



GMC number: 4730082

Practicing since: 2000


Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine

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  • Weekly Thursday PM
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Dr McLaughlin trained in Medicine at Guy’s, King's and St. Thomas’ Medical Schools, qualifying in 2000. He completed his specialist training in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine in London and South East Thames. In addition to this he undertook two and-a-half years of full time clinical research at St. Mark’s Hospital London and later undertook further additional specialist training in the investigation of small bowel disorders using single-balloon enteroscopy, device assisted enteroscopy and also video-capsule endoscopy at St. Thomas’ Hospital London.

Dr McLaughlin remains actively involved in inflammatory bowel disease research at St. Mark’s Hospital and King's College London. He has published two book chapters on inflammatory bowel disease and numerous papers in medical journals on inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy, video capsule endoscopy and coeliac disease. In addition he has particular experience in the investigation and management of  pouchitis, ileo-anal pouch dysfunction and  coeliac disease. He is an author of the current British Society of Gastroenterology coeliac disease guidelines.

Dr McLaughlin is clinical lead in Video-Capsule endoscopy and Nutrition at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Treatments performed at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
  • Enteroscopy
  • Infliximab (Remicade)
  • Adalimumab (Humir)

Personal interests

  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Ileo-anal pouch dysfunction
  • Pouchitis
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Nutrition
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
  • Balloon assisted Enteroscopy
  • Device assisted Enteroscopy

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Simon McLaughlin at Nuffield Health

  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Ileal pouch anal anastomosis
  • Capsule endoscopy

Locations Dr Simon McLaughlin works with

Related experience


Dr McLaughlin completed two-and-half years of full time clinical research at St. Mark’s Hospital, King’s College, and Imperial College London. His research investigated the hypothesis that a bacterial dysbiosis is fundamental to the inflammatory process which occurs in up to half of patients with ulcerative colitis who undergo restorative proctocolectomy.

Further work included developing new treatment strategies for pre-pouch ileitis and pouchitis in patients with ulcerative colitis. His research led to 11 first author publications in leading scientific journals and nine oral presentations at various national and international medical conferences.


  • Royal College of Physicians (Lon)
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • St. Mark’s Hospital Association

Other posts held

  • Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital NHS foundation trust
  • Visiting Research Fellow, Department of Gastroenterology.Nutritional Sciences, Kings Collage London

Insurers Dr Simon McLaughlin works with

Dr Simon McLaughlin works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA


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

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

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