About Us

UK and Ireland Endoscopic Ultrasound society (UKIEUS) is a national society representing all endosonographers in the UK and Ireland.


Welcome to the revamped website of the UK and Ireland Endoscopic Ultrasound Society. We have strived hard to develop this website, which aspires to provide enough information about the history and activities of the society and more importantly form a platform for education, research and interaction between the members of the society. We would like to stimulate your interest and encourage a constant engagement with the website and other linked platforms (e.g. twitter, facebook etc.), by providing regular updates about training in EUS, educational articles and videos which hopefully would augment the skills of trainees and provide ongoing CME for experienced endonographers.

We would also like our website and other platforms of the society, to be a preferred platform for all members locally and internationally to inform us about research activities both current and in the pipeline, thereby improving your recruitment and provide cross-network support.

Please contact us if you are planning any EUS related meetings, organising patient educational events or conducting training events to both the endosonographers and the nursing teams, which would help in furthering knowledge and skills, thereby providing a safe and efficient service to our patients.

Myself and the team would be happy to answer your queries and support as necessary, please contact us via our membership page or admin@ukieus.co.uk 

Venkat Mahesh. Information and Education Link/Admin, UKIEUS Society


Founded in 1998. The society has a long history of supporting training and developing guidance for various EUS procedures. The structure of the society and its constitution is available in about us page

Our Society

The mission of this organisation is to work together with endosonographers across the UK and continue to promote the role of EUS in the UK and around the world. We aim to facilitate best practice in the field of endosongraphy, diffusion of knowledge and improvement of practical skills.

Manu Nayar

Manu Nayar is a full time Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne since 2008. His subspecialty area of interest is hepatobiliary and pancreatic medicine. This includes endoscopic management i.e. therapeutic ERCP and endoscopic ultrasound and also management of benign & malignant pancreaticobiliary diseases. He is well published in peer reviewed journals in this area. He has been the director of endoscopy and the training centre lead for Newcastle upon Tyne Hospital. He is a committee member of the pancreatic society of GB & Ireland, the BSG endoscopy section & the European EUS organisation. He organises an annual national course for ERCP and EUS for nurses and the JAG EUS course for trainees. He is a faculty on various national live endoscopy courses. He is involved in national trials relating to pancreaticobiliary (PB) endoscopy and is well published in this field.


Bharat Paranandi


Elaine Henry


Venkat Mahesh

Venkat Mahesh graduated in 1999, after training in the UK and Australia, was appointed as a consultant Gastroenterologist at Blackpool Victoria hospital. Provides EUS services for Blackpool and Preston, Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer network. Active participation in research, EUS training and web development programmes.


Colin McKay


Laura Dwyer

Laura is the lead HPB nurse at Aintree University Hospital in Liverpool. She manages a very busy tertiary ERCP service and also has the role of Nurse Endosocopist. Laura delivers nurse led HPB clinics managing patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and has a keen interest in training within EUS and ERCP. She has been directly involved with the set up national training courses for nurses through to consultant level ERCP training programmes. Laura is a trainer for upper GI endoscopy for both the medical and nursing workforce. She manages a team of specialist HPB nurses and is involved with all aspects of hepatobiliary service provision. Laura is the chairperson of the British Society of Gastroenterology Nurse Association. Laura is also a paid academic at the University of Salford.


Nicholas Carroll


Ed Godfrey

Ed Godfrey is a Consultant GI Radiologist at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is Clinical Lead for Ultrasound. He studied medicine at Oxford and trained in radiology in Cambridge where he won the Rohan Williams Medal. He was appointed as a consultant in Leeds prior to returning to Cambridge. He specialises in luminal and HPB radiology with a particular interest in endoscopic ultrasound. Ed has research interests in pancreatic cancer and parenchymal liver disease. He serves on the JAG QAT committee.


Steve Pereira

Steve Pereira studied science and medicine as an undergraduate at University of NSW, Sydney, with postgraduate gastroenterology training at Guy’s and King’s College Hospital, London, and advanced endoscopy training in Paris and Amsterdam. He is currently Professor of Hepatology & Gastroenterology at UCL and honorary consultant in PancreaticoBiliary Medicine at University College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital, London.


Kofi Oppong

Kofi Oppong graduated from Southampton university medical school in 1987 trained in Gastroenterology in the NE of England has been a consultant at the Freeman Hospital Newcastle upon Tyne since 1998. He has led the development of the pancreaticobiliary endoscopy service at the Freeman into one of the busiest in the U.K providing the full range of advanced pancreaticobiliary endoscopy. Kofi is past president of the pancreatic society of Great Britain & Ireland(2017) and was awarded the BSG Hopkins endoscopy prize in 2016. His research interests include diagnostic outcome studies outcome in EUS, pancreatic cyst disease, and the endoscopic management of severe acute pancreatitis.



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