Thompson, Dr Nick

Dr Nick ThompsonConsultant Physician & Assistant Medical Director

  • Consultant Physician & Assistant Medical Director
  • Tel: 0191 233 7209
  • GMC Code: 3190353
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MD, FRCP
  • Special Interests

    Within Gastroenterology; patients with malnutrition and patients with inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)

  • Biography

    I trained in London and was a registrar and research fellow at the Royal Free Hospital.  I completed my postgraduate training in the Northern Region and was appointed as a consultant physician and gastroenterologist in Newcastle in March 1998. 

    At the Freeman Hospital we have developed the specialist care of patients with severe malnutrition, especially those requiring parenteral nutrition (having nutrition via an infusion into a vein). 

    Research interests have also included the maintenance of bone health in patients with Crohn’s disease.  I have been involved in training registrars in gastroenterology as the Programme Director for the region, have been the Clinical Director for medicine between 2011-15 was appointed Assistant Medical Director.  In June 2015 I was appointed secretary for the British Society of Gastroenterology for a 4 year period.

  • Directorate


  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday mornings - General Gastroenterology

    Tuesday afternoons - Nutrition & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Friday mornings - General Gastroenterology

  • Name of Secretary
    Claire Dixon
  • Any other Information

    Perform colonoscopy and gastroscopy on Thursday and Friday afternoons. 

  • Nick Thompson 
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