Professor Martyn Caplin

Professor Martyn Caplin



31 years of experience


  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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Languages spoken

  • English
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3359068
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £350

    Follow-up appointment: £250

    Practices worked at

    The Wellington Hospital

    St Johns Wood, London, United Kingdom, NW8 7JA
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    Professor Martyn Caplin is Professor of Gastroenterology and Tumour Neuroendocrinology at the Royal Free Hospital and University College London.

    Specific interests: general gastroenterology problems (including complex); endoscopy including gastroscopy and colonoscopy; diet associated g.i symptoms and disease; neuroendocrine tumours;

    Prof Caplin leads the Royal Free Hospital European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Centre of Excellence. He leads scientific and clinical research programmes into these rare cancers across University College London. He was elected Chairman of European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society 2014-2016 and now serves on its advisory board. He is a founder and Past-Chairman of the UK & Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society and received a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his clinical leadership and research in the field of rare cancers. He was a member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and a Past-Chairman of the rare cancer group. He is currently Chairman of the European Union Reference Network for Rare Cancers for neuroendocrine tumours.

    He was previously the clinical lead for “NHS Evidence” for Gastroenterology and Liver diseases (under the auspices of NICE).

    He has a particular interest in diet and disease and has published on the evidence base for diet and food supplements and their impact on disease. 

    He has published over 200 peer review medical papers, written multiple book chapters and co-authored two books. He regularly lectures both nationally and internationally.

    It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumours
    • Cancer screening
    • IBS
    • Coeliac disease
    • Peptic ulcer disease
    • Investigation of Complex GI problems 
    • Investigation of diarrhoea disorders
    • Neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumours
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    Medical procedures

    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Enteral Feeding
    • Gastroscopy
    • Sigmoidoscopy
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    Special interests

    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • Neuroendocrine Tumours (NETs)
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    • BSc Hons Sheffield University 1983
      BM University of Southampton 1987
      MRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 1992
      FRCP Royal College of Physicians (London) 2001
      DM University of Southampton 2002 
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