WAGE (Welsh Association of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy)

WAGE was founded in 2006 and has since gained momentum representing physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare professionals giving them a single voice advancing the welfare of patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease within Wales. It is recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government as a National Specialty Advisory Group (NSAG). The Association's object is to improve the care of patients in Wales with gastrointestinal disorders by:

  1. Facilitating co-operation between physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with gastrointestinal disease.
  2. Acting as a forum for disseminating advances in the discipline.
  3. Encouraging higher standards of training, education and skill amongst those involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disease.
  4. Promotion of research into gastrointestinal disease and the audit of clinical outcomes.
  5. Facilitating and agreeing processes for the drawing up of all-Wales guidelines in gastroenterology.
  6. Drawing the attention of the public and the Welsh Assembly Government to the needs of patients with gastrointestinal disease, establishing where necessary a patient/public interface where uncertainties exist regarding the prioritisation of resources.
  7. Giving leadership and professional advice in the provision and development of services in gastrointestinal disease in consultation with the Welsh Assembly Government and other bodies.

Membership is open to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals including technicians involving in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders including hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Alison Davey at 01633 234226 or on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

WAGE organises an annual one-day meeting in October each year for its members and interested parties. A one-day annual Spring meeting will be added from March 2012.

The WAGE Committee Members are:


Dr. Ashley Roberts, Consultant Radiologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff


Dr. Miles Alison, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport


Dr Umakant Dave, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Morriston Hospital, Swansea


Dr. David Ramanaden, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl

Associate members' chair:

Sister Wendy Pugh, Specialist Screening Practitioner, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor

Other executive officers

Gastroenterology SpR representative:

Dr. Rhodri Stacey

GI surgery trainee representative:

Mr. Hazem Al-Momani

Welsh representative serving on BSG Clinical Services and Standards Committee

Dr. Vivek Goel, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport

Deputy Representative for Wales, BSG Clinical Services and Standards Committee

Dr. John Green, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Llandough Hospital, Penarth

Representative from the Association of Upper GI Surgeons

Mr. Ashraf Rasheed, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Gwent Hospital

Representative from the Association of Coloproctologists of Gt. Britain and N. Ireland

Mr. Barry Appleton, Consultant Surgeon, Princess of Wales Hospital

Representative from the paediatric gastroenterologists in Wales

Dr. Huw Jenkins, Consultant Paediatrician, UHW, Cardiff

Clinical Lead for Endoscopy Training in Wales

Dr. Neil Hawkes, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant

Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology

Dr. Peter Neville, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny

Research Network Lead

Dr. Sunil Dolwani, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Llandough Hospital, Penarth