Researchers prove they are jolly good Fellows

From left, Amit Chattree, Matt Rutter  and Ed Derbyshire.
From left, Amit Chattree, Matt Rutter and Ed Derbyshire.

International accolades have been given to two doctors thanks to their research work.

The plaudits are being given to Amit Chattree and Ed Derbyshire, based in the University Hospital of North Tees endoscopy unit, within the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.

Amit and Ed are carrying on the ground breaking research which has helped to put our unit on the national and international map

Matt Rutter, clinical supervisor

Research fellow Amit Chattree won a competition for his proposal to extend the regional network which supports health professionals looking after patients with complex polyps (growths in the bowel).

He said: “My idea was extend the network so everyone in the country could share their expertise in the interests of patients.”

He received £2,100 from the British Society of Gastroenterology to go towards further research. He added: “It was really rewarding to enter this competition.”

He said he moved to the Tees Valley to work with internationally renowned consultant Professor Matt Rutter.

Research fellow Ed Derbyshire was awarded 1,000 Euro as a travel prize and 10,000 Euro for future research from United European Gastroenterology Week. Ed’s research was a national study into perforations of the bowel. He said: “Completing my research was hard work but hugely rewarding.”

Matt Rutter, clinical supervisor for the two doctors, said: “Amit and Ed are carrying on the ground breaking research which has helped to put our unit on the national and international map.”