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Consultant Profile

Dr Richard Kerr Thomson

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Clinical Sub Dean

Dr Thomson's area of specialty is general gastroenterology and liver disease, irritable bowel disease (IBD) and medical complexity.

Richard graduated from the University of Cambridge with First Class Honours and completed his clinical training in London. He trained in gastroenterology in Bristol before doing his PhD in immunology in Southampton before completing specialist training in Wessex. He was senior registrar at the Australian National Liver Transplant Centre in Sydney.

He has an active interest in undergraduate medical education, in particular the teaching of communication and consultation skills, clinical reasoning and prescribing.

Dr Thomson is the Clinical Sub Dean at Newcastle Medical School, sits on the National Prescribing Skills Assessment Board and teaches and examines for the Royal College of Physicians.


Dr Thomson holds clinics at Morpeth NHS Centre and Ponteland.