Dr Tash graduated from King's College, London in 1997 with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology and Leicester University Medical School in 2003. He completed his postgraduate specialist training in the East of England (Cambridge) deanery training rotation and am dual accredited in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine.
He was awarded with an MRCP Gastroenterology in 2011 and a certificate of completion of training in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in March 2015. In 2019, Dr Tash was awarded with a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP).
Dr Tash has acquired extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders including complex Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Barrett’s Oesophagus, upper and lower GI cancer, pancreaticobiliary, functional and GI dysmotility disorders.
He has a subspecialty interest in Endoscopy and was awarded and undertook a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. It was during this time that he further developed his endoscopic skills in several areas, including resection of large benign polyps, ERCP and balloon enteroscopy.
Dr Tash has performed more than 5000 endoscopic procedures, with an unadjusted colonoscopy completion rate of 95%, a polyp detection rate of 66%, with a low sedation and excellent comfort scores; this is despite undertaking difficult and complex endoscopic procedures, including those patients referred to him by other consultant colleagues.
In 2019, he led the Trust Endoscopy Department through the Royal College of Physicians ‘JAG Accreditation’ process and visit, achieving outstanding reviews from the assessors and awarded the Trust ‘Team of the Month’.
He was Clinical Director, Lead for Endoscopy and Endoscopy training lead for the past 7 years.
He is accredited as a National Bowel Cancer Screening Colonoscopist and has a twice weekly dedicated therapeutic list for EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection); allowing the removal of large polyps without the need for surgery.
In addition, he also introduced and undertakes a regular deep sedation list for prolonged therapeutic procedures as well as for those who are unable to tolerate endoscopic investigations under conscious sedation.
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Dr Elliot Tash practices at Spire Bushey and Spire Harpenden Hospitals and The Cobham Clinic, Luton
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