Do You Need a Good Crohn’s Doctor ?
This is a picture of Jeremy Sanderson, who we in this campaign believe is one of the top Crohn’s Consultants in the UK.
After a year and a half of terrible suffering at the hands of incompetent doctors, Hannah, her story included in this website (link here), was referred to Jeremy Sanderson at St. Thomas’ hospital.
Within two month’s on Jeremy’s treatment plan, Hannah was fully back to normal, she had gained a stone in weight, had full colour and energy back, was attending school full-time again, her inflammation levels were back to normal and she is now happier than ever.
If you are unhappy with the treatment you or your child are receiving for Crohn’s disease from your current medical team, remember that under NHS Patient Choice, you now have the right to go to your GP and request in writing a referral to any other doctor at any other hospital in the UK who you believe to be right for you/your child or to get a 2nd Opinion.
The hardest thing with Crohn’s is knowing which doctor to go to or trust because there are so many protocols being used for Crohn’s by NHS doctors that simply do not work.
If you find yourself in this position, as so many others have, who come to this campaign for help, then write a letter to your GP asking for a referral to Jeremy at St. Thomas’ Hospital, London at the following address :
Dr. Jeremy Sanderson MD FRCP, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Department of Gastroenterology, 1st Floor, College House, St. Thomas’ Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EH. Tel: 0207-188-2497 Fax: 0207-188-2484.
Then call this number 0207-188-2497 and ask for an appointment. Jeremy is covered to see both children and Adults on the NHS through St. Thomas’ Hospital, London.
If you need to see Jeremy very urgently and the NHS cannot get you your appointment quickly enough, he is also able to see patients privately. His secretary for making private appointments is called Bernie who can be contacted on 0207-4033814.
Jeremy is also a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at Kings College, London, Nutritional Sciences Research, where he works closely with Professor Hermon-Taylor (link) on the development of the Crohn’s Vaccine.
Jeremy Sanderson is a consultant gastroenterologist and Head of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy at Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital in London, UK. He qualified in medicine in 1984 from Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, University of London, and undertook most of his postgraduate training in teaching hospitals in London.
He spent a year as a senior registrar at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia, in 1992. Prior to this he gained an MD from the University of London for his research into the role of mycobacterium paratuberculosis in Crohn's disease. Since then he has developed a specialist interest in the assessment and management of inflammatory bowel disease. He was appointed consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in 1995 and has built up a large IBD clinic over the last ten years.
Dr Sanderson's specific interests include the pharmacogenetics of immunosuppressive drugs, IBD genetics and oral manifestations of GI disease, and he retains an interest in the potential role of m.paratuberculosis in Crohn's disease. A regular lecturer in the field of IBD, he is Secretary of the London IBD Forum and Editor of another IBD website, ibdforum.com. For the last three years he has been Honorary Secretary of the British Society of Gastroenterology.