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Mr Paul Sylvester

Training Centre Director

Paul has been a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at The Bristol Royal Infirmary for the last 17 years. Trained in Colorectal Surgery in the South West of England he also undertook a specialist Colorectal Fellowship in Toronto Canada (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). His tertiary referral practice, includes: colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and faecal incontinence. 


Other posts include Centre Director of the Bristol Weston Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, Lead for Endoscopy, fully accredited Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist, Regional Faculty for the teaching and training of colonoscopy and accreditation courses for Screening colonoscopy.


Co-founder of Bristol Endoscopy Training Collaborative, Paul has consistently brought a passion and dedication with him to drive our project forward. 

Dr Lister Metcalfe

Training Centre Director 

Lister has a background in ENT, subsequently going on to train as a General Practioner at the GWH Swindon. Lister trained in endoscopy with InHealth (Independent Sector Provider of NHS services) and now Clinically Leads several of their static endoscopy units in the West of England. Lister is also Clinical Lead for InHealth's rapidly expanding mobile endoscopy workforce providing increase capacity to hospitals around the UK. In this respect he is a high volume endoscopist, who also spends many hours assessing and feedbacking back to a large and varied group of endoscopists - leaving him well placed to faclitate best practice amongst developing (and established) endoscopists. Trained in medicine at the innovative Peninsula Medical School, Lister is energetic and driven, and likes to bring innovative teaching methods and ideas to the team - with the aim of preparing delegates to face academic challenges and succeed professionally, beyond basic accreditation.

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Dr Sam Murray

Training Centre Director

I have been a consultant gastroenterologist at North Bristol NHS Trust since 2018. I am the trust lead for endoscopy training and departmental clinical governance lead. I have an interest in human factors training for endoscopy teams and am leading the development of a portfolio of non-technical skills courses for the new South West Endoscopy Training Academy. Previously, I worked as a consultant at the Homerton University Hospital London, where I organised and delivered live endoscopy and simulation skills courses. I am excited to be part of the Bristol Endoscopy Training Collaborative (BET-C) and look forward to working together with colleagues at UHBW and InHealth to further develop endoscopy training in the south west.

Dr Steve Dixon

Faculty

Steve undertook postgraduate training in London before moving to the South-West for his higher specialist training in gastroenterology. Steve undertook research at the University of Bristol investigating the effect of 5-aminosalicylic acid on colorectal cancer stem cell characteristics before moving to Yorkshire to complete his HST. He subsequently spent a year in Sheffield as an advanced endoscopy fellow before taking up his current position as consultant gastroenterologist at UHBW. Steve has interests in quality in endoscopy, sustainability and luminal medicine.

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Dr Stratis Alexandridis

Faculty

I finished my Gastroenterology training at the largest Cancer Institute in Northern Greece focused on the treatment of GI neoplasia,  and continued my training in interventional endoscopy in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. I pursued additional training on Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) in Amsterdam Medical Centre under the guidance of Prof. Paul Fockens, President of United European Gastroenterology and pioneer in interventional endoscopy as well as training on Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection ( ESD) and magnifying endoscopy in Japan under the guidance of leading experts on the field in University Hospital of Kobe and Osaka International Cancer Institute.
My main interest is interventional endoscopy in upper and Lower GI tract, performing all of the advanced techniques in the BRI. I have also a great interest in training in endoscopy and trying to transfer all the experience to the new generations of endoscopists. I am currently the training lead in endoscopy in UHBW Foundation Trust.