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Dr Peter Hanson

Consultant Gastroenterologist


Practices at: The Ridgeway Hospital

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Personal Profile

Dr Hanson trained at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and Westminster Hospital, London, qualifying in 1982. He was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Princess Margaret Hospital (now Great Western Hospital) in 1993 following training posts at Guy’s, St Mary’s and Westminster Hospitals.

In 1990 he was awarded a Doctorate by Cambridge University for pioneering research on infection control, hepatitis and HIV, funded by awards from the Department of Health and the Medical Research Council. He has presented his work at many international meetings and published widely in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and editorials.

During his Consultant career, Dr Hanson has held many positions of responsibility including:

  • Member of Council of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Director of Research and Development, GWH
  • Chairman, Swindon Research Ethics Committee
  • Clinical Lead for Upper GI Cancer
  • Clinical Lead for Endoscopy
  • Governor, GWH NHS Trust
  • Associate Professor and Director of Medical Education, St George’s International School of Medicine
  • Associate Academy Dean, Swindon Medical Academy
  • Tutor and Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, Oxford University
  • Examiner for Royal College of Physicians.

He has also supervised doctors in training, in all areas of upper and lower GI endoscopy and introduced the video capsule endoscopy service to The Ridgeway Hospital. 

Clinical Interests

Dr Hanson has 27 years experience as a Consultant Gastroenterologist embracing wide areas of upper and lower (‘lumenal’) gastroenterology, liver, biliary and pancreatic disease. His practice includes diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures and video capsule endoscopy.

His interests include, inter alia, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome and functional gastro-intestinal disorders, infective and post-infective disorders, dyspepsia and coeliac disease

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
  • Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology
  • Hon Senior Clinical Lecturer, Oxford University
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine