Dr Jacquelyn Harvey

Consultant Gastroenterologist



Year Qualified


GMC Number


Main NHS Base

Bedford Hospital South Wing

Member Of

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Society of Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
  • Royal College of Physicians

Scope of Practice

  • Endoscopy (gastroscopy, sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Dyspepsia
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Nutrition Support
  • Intestinal effects of systemic diseases

Areas of Expertise

  • Gastroscopy –fibre-optic camera examination of oesophagus, stomach and duodenum
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy – limited fibre-optic camera examination of lower large intestine
  • Colonoscopy - fibre-optic camera examination of large intestine
  • Feeding tube placement

Training & Background

Dr Harvey has been a consultant in the NHS since 2010 and is Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at Bedford Hospital.

Dr Harvey provides care and advice for patients with acute and chronic gastroenterology disorders. She is a highly experienced passionate consultant in her field.

She is approachable, easy to talk to and undertakes a detailed assessment for all patients. She has a holistic approach to care.

She frequently is referred to patients for a second opinion by colleagues. Patient feedback is consistently good and her endoscopy outcomes are in keeping with those set by the national advisory group on gastrointestinal endoscopy (JAG). Since 2015 she has been Deputy Medical Director at Bedford Hospital with a specific focus on Quality. She also is Clinical Lead for the Nutrition Service.

Dr Harvey contributes to the education and training of junior medical staff, nursing staff and both medical and non-medical endoscopists. Dr Harvey holds a Post Graduate Award in Medical Education from Warwick University.