Dr Bernard Brett

Senate Council Chair

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Dr Bernard Brett MB, BS, BSc, FRCP, Advanced Medical Manager (BAMM) is Interim Medical Director and a consultant Gastroenterologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and also works at the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  He has a strong interest in Management and Leadership.  He is the current Chair of the Clinical Services and Standards Committee (CSSC) for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), recently completed his term as the BSG Quality Improvement Lead and is the regional Endoscopy Clinical Transformation Lead for the East of England.

Bernard has held the post of Chair of the East of England Clinical Senate since July 2014 and has chaired more than fifteen independent clinical review panels.  In 2016 he won the Health Education East, 2016 NHS Leadership Recognition Award for ‘Leading and Developing People’.  He has also held several senior management posts over the last twenty years including the following roles whilst at the James Paget University Hospital; Medical Director, Responsible Officer, Deputy Medical Director, Divisional Director, Director of Patient Flow and Appraisal Lead. He previously led the East of England’s project to develop a unified drug chart for the region. Bernard has spoken at regional and national meetings on a range of topics including ‘7-day working’ and been an invited speaker on the topic of ‘Improving Colonoscopic Adenoma Detection Rates’ and ‘The Future of Gastroenterology Services.’

His clinical interests include Bowel Cancer Screening (he has been an accredited bowel cancer screening Colonoscopist for the last 15 years); Therapeutic Endoscopy and Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).  His educational interests include communication skills and endoscopic training – he is Senior Faculty Member of the Regional Endoscopy Training Centre in Norwich and was on the Faculty for Regional Trainer Development Programme Module, ‘Learning and Teaching Communication Skills’ for over 10 years.