Our Leadership Team

Dr Bernard Brett

Dr Bernard Brett MB BS BSc MRCP FRCP Adv Med Manager (BAMM)


An experienced Medical Manager, Bernard Brett has held senior management posts since 2003, including the posts of Chair of the Clinical Senate Council of the East of England, Medical Director at the James Paget University Hospital’s NHS Foundation Trust, Deputy Medical Director at two Trusts, CCG board member and Divisional Director. Bernard has been a consultant gastroenterologist since 2001, his primary areas of interest being therapeutic endoscopy, including bowel cancer screening and ERCP, and luminal gastroenterology.

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Dr Charlotte Pither

Dr Charlotte Pither BM BSc (Hons) MRCP RD PG CERT (Sports Nutrition)

Deputy CEO

Charlotte Pither is a consultant gastroenterologist based at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. A doctor since 2001, her experience includes gastroenterology and intestinal failure, rehabilitation and transplantation. She was appointed to a substantive consultant post in 2013 and in 2017 joined the Norfolk and Norwich team as Lead Clinician for Clinical Nutrition and Intestinal failure. Charlotte is secretary of the Small Bowel section of the British Society of Gastroenterology and member of the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.

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Tracy McDonnell

Tracy McDonnell RGN

Director of Nursing and Patient Safety Experience Lead

Tracy McDonnell trained at the Broadland School of Nursing in 1986. Throughout her nursing career she has gained experience across all types of clinical medicine, before settling on endoscopy at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in 1992. Currently the Lead Nurse for Endoscopy Services, her role is to guide the endoscopy team through the many changes and challenges associated with safety and efficiency, whilst maintaining the highest standards of service delivery. Tracy is a committee member of East Anglian Endoscopy Associates Group.


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