On account of the cuts to health service funding, physiological tests for GI function have been largely withdrawn from many regional specialist centres. Dr Anthony Hobson has conducted an impressive body of research in GI physiology, largely related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome. A few years ago, he set up The Functional Gut Clinic to offer high quality, state-of-the-art gastrointestinal physiological tests for people with functional gastrointestinal diseases.
From a base in Harley Street, Dr Hobson is now extending his service to outreach clinics, where people can access tests of gastrointestinal motility, breath tests and assessment of the microbiome and other investigations. He recently coordinated a highly successful IBS Road Show at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster, which included lectures and seminars from IBS experts from UK and the United States. The IBS Network recognises the value of Dr Hobson’s initiatives for people with IBS and is very pleased to support them.