Dr Simon McLaughlin



GMC number: 4730082

Practising since: 2000


Gastroenterology, General (internal) Medicine

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  • Alternate Thursday PM
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Dr McLaughlin has been a consultant in Bournemouth since 2010. He 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 has published three book chapters on inflammatory bowel disease and numerous papers in medical journals on inflammatory bowel disease, endoscopy, video capsule endoscopy and coeliac disease. He has particular experience in the investigation and management of inflammatory bowel disease, pouchitis, coeliac disease and iron deficiency anaemia. He is a past author of the British Society of Gastroenterology coeliac disease guidelines.

Dr McLaughlin performs a number of specialist endoscopic investigations including endoscopic sub-mucosal dissection (ESD) and  full thickness resection device colonoscopy (FTRD) which can allow removal of cancerous (and other) polyps which are not removable by conventional techniques.

Dr McLaughlin is clinical lead in Video-Capsule endoscopy (both small bowel and colon capsule as an alternative to colonoscopy), Research, iron deficiency anaemia and complex colonoscopy at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Treatments performed at Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Enteroscopy

Special 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

Personal interests

Dr McLaughlin is married with two children and when not working enjoys sailing, swimming, cycling and running.

Treatments and tests offered by Dr Simon McLaughlin at Nuffield Health

  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Diagnostic 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 Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • 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.