Upper Gastrointestinal cancer services at Bedford Hospital are provided by the Upper Gastrointestinal Team which consists of Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists.
The Consultants and Clinical Nurse Specialists are:
Dr R Harvey 01234 355 122 ext:2872 Rory.Harvey@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
Dr J Harvey 01234 355 122 ext: 2300 Ahmed.Eldin @bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
Dr S Al-Musa 01234 355 122 ext: 2872 Saif.AlMusa@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
Dr Y Al-Naeeb 01234 355 122 ext: 2783 Yasseen.Al-Naeeb@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
Eleanor Church 01234 355122 ext 4038 Eleanor.Church@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk
Following referral under the 2 week rule, patients will be seen in outpatients by a Consultant or another member of the team with 1-2 weeks.
Outpatient clinics take place:
|Monday||-||Dr Y Al-Naeeb|
|Tuesday||Dr R Harvey, Dr Al-Musa||-|
|Wednesday||Dr J Harvey||-|
A patient may be referred directly to endoscopy if deemed appropriate for their first appointment. There are appointment slots on each day of the week.
All patients can be referred; particularly those covered by the Anglia Cancer Network area - NHS Bedfordshire residents in North and East Bedfordshire.
Refer urgent for endoscopy, or to a specialist, patients of any age with dyspepsia and any of the following:
Refer urgently patients presenting with:
Consider urgent referral for patients presenting with:
Refer urgently for endoscopy patients aged 55 years and older with unexplained and persistent recent-onset dyspepsia alone.
Please Note: For patients under 55 years, referral for endoscopy is not necessary in the absence of alarm symptoms.
Patients being referred urgently for endoscopy should ideally be free from acid suppression medication including proton pump inhibitors or H2 receptor agonists, for a minimum of 2 weeks.
When referring, a full blood count may assist specialist assessment in the outpatient clinic. This should be carried out in accordance with local arrangements.
For all patients with new-onset dyspepsia, consider a full blood count to detect iron deficiency anaemia.
Patients outside of the Anglia Cancer Network area are usually referred to Hospitals within their Cancer Network area. NHS Bedfordshire residents living in North and East Bedfordshire are included under the Anglia Cancer Network.
South Bedfordshire patients are included under the Mount Vernon Cancer Network and usually referred to the Luton & Dunstable Hospital.
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: full guideline
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: quick reference guide
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: information for the public
CG27 Referral for suspected cancer: NICE guideline
Oesophageal Cancer NHS Choices:
Barrett's Oesophagus Campaign:
Cancer Research UK - Stomach Cancer:
Cancer Research UK - Oesophageal Cancer:
World Cancer Research Fund:
Macmillan Support - Oesophageal Cancer
Macmillan Support - Stomach Cancer:
Anglia Cancer Network - for residents from Norfolk, Suffolk,
Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
Last updated: 24/01/2013
Update due: 24/01/2014