Batra, Dr Akshay





Paediatric gastroenterology

Training and education

  • MBBS, 1997
  • MD, 2002
  • MRCPCH, 2006


Dr Batra joined the Trust in October 2011 as a consultant paediatric gastroenterologist.

He works as part of the paediatric gastroenterology team and manages children with various bowel conditions. His routine clinical work includes the care of paediatric gastroenterology inpatients, outpatient clinics, and diagnostic upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy. 

Dr Batra looks after children with conditions like inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, recurrent abdominal pain and intestinal failure. He also provides diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy for the region, and clinics at regional hospitals. As well as general gastroenterology clinics, Dr Batra provides an intestinal failure and coeliac disease clinic.

Dr Batra has a special interest in intestinal failure and the management of complex nutritional needs. He also provides a regional service for  diagnosis and management of children with gastrointestinal motility disorders.

Key achievements

  • Chair of nutrition and intestinal failure working group in British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
  • Nutrition advisor for Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health's specialty advisory committees for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition
  • Published widely in paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
  • Editor of Oxford Handbook of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Felicity Meen is Dr Batra's secretary. You can contact her on 023 8120 6573 or email