Authors: Adam Harris, Alastair Watson & Melanie Lockett

Current workforce numbers

On 30 September 2015 there were 1,182 substantive consultant gastroenterologists in England. A consultant in England currently serves a population of around 45,000; however, there is considerable regional variation and this has not been adjusted for less than whole time working. Presently, 18% of consultants are women and 14% of consultants work less than whole time (contracted for <10 programmed activities (PAs)).