Endoscopy at SaTH

Welcome to Endoscopy Services at Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust.

Medical endoscopy is the inspection of any internal part of the body using an optical viewing instrument.

The Endoscopy Department comprises of units at both the Princess Royal Hospital and Royal Shrewsbury Hospital. Both units carry out a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures for outpatients and inpatients. The units treat over 20,000 patients a year. The Shropshire Bowel Cancer Screening Centre is also based in the department where screening colonoscopy is performed.

Procedures are carried out by Consultant Gastroenterologists, Consultant Surgeons and Clinical Endoscopists.  Supervised training takes place on both sites.  The department currently uses insourcing companies employing consultant staff from other NHS Trusts.  All procedures and operators are closely monitored for quality, safety, and patient experience according to the national JAG endoscopy standards.

Key Info

Contact Us

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
01743 261000 (Switchboard)

Princess Royal Hospital
01952 641222 (Switchboard)

Interested in working with us?

For more information about vacancies in the Trust please visit our Belong to Something website.

Associated Services 

Bariatric and Upper GI
Cancer Services
Gastroenterology & Hepatology


We have Endoscopy units at both PRH and RSH. For more information, please visit the getting to us page.

There are 9 procedure rooms across both sites with 2 sessions of lists running 7 days a week.

Procedures that are carried out are:

  • Gastroscopy including TNE (Transnasal Endoscopy)
  • ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography)
  • EUS (endoscopic ultrasound)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Bronchoscopy and EBUS
  • Cystoscopy
  • EMR (Endoscopic Mucosal Resection)
  • ESD (Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection)
  • PEG (Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy)
  • Gastropexy
  • Oesophageal stent insertion
  • Colonic stent insertion
  • Oesophageal dilatation
  • Capsule endoscopy (including capsule colon endoscopy)
  • Capsule sponge

Please refer to the Patient Information Leaflets below for more information.

Below is a YouTube video of a patient’s journey within the Endoscopy Unit.