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Areas of Expertise
Doctor Forecast is a highly-regarded colonoscopist with extensive experience in the following procedures:
After qualifying from Kings College Hospital London in 1977, Dr Forecast passed his MRCP after a General Medicine rotation in Portsmouth, continuing his education in Birmingham and later in the Gastroenterology Department of the University of Manchester, under the tutelage of Professor Leslie Turnberg.
Following an invitation, he transferred to the University of Jerusalem and joined the Professorial Department of Gastroenterology at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem. While in Israel he rotated through Tel Aviv and later Rehovot, returning to the UK in 1985.
After returning to London to fulfil a research position, he started a locum position in Harley Street and never left. He enjoyed a major role in the development of the Endoscopy Department at the London Bridge Hospital and remained in private practice when he was invited to join the London Clinic, in 1990. There, alongside Dr Christopher Williams and others, they developed the unit into the highly regarded Endoscopy Department that it is today.
“My aim in colonoscopy, understanding the invasive nature of the examination, is always to minimise risk, provide the most thorough examination possible, whilst maintaining the comfort and dignity of the patient.”
Get to know Dr Forecast…
As an endoscopist with nearly 40 years experience, this is a unique opportunity to be part of a unit that is jointly owned, managed and controlled by an exceptional group of highly-skilled, like-minded endoscopy consultants; together with Welbeck Health Partners.Dr David Forecast
What attracted you to medicine?
With my natural interest in science, our family GP inspired me to read medicine, being interested by the combination of academic interest and the challenge of communication and caring for those with medical problems. Endoscopy, from its early development, has been a very challenging education, which has brought the satisfaction of performing technically difficult procedures, to anxious individuals, while maintaining high levels of safety and minimum risk.
What keeps you busy in your personal life?
With three of my four children in the United States and family life being my priority, travelling across the Atlantic keeps me very pleasantly occupied.
The Premiership and Champions League occupy many hours of evenings and weekends. This is punctuated with many hours of Italian lessons and struggling with Italian grammar.
Lastly, but by no means least, I have a passion for thoroughbred horses and dream to own a decent flat horse one day, with dreams of Ascot and ‘black type’.
The rest of my time is spent in the gym, practising yoga and enjoying date nights with a very special wife.