BSG Response to White Paper: 'Healthy Lives, Healthy People'
Responses to Public Health White Paper: 'Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our Strategy for Public Health in England'
Submitted 31st March 2011
- BSG Response [ 270 kb ]
The organisations that contributed to the joint response are:
- The British Association for the Study of the Liver
- The British Society of Gastroenterology
- The British Liver Trust
- The Hepatitis C Trust
- Alcohol Concern
- Joint Response [ 528 kb ]
Chicago Classification Criteria of Esophageal Motility Disorders (EPT)
Chicago Classification Criteria of Esophageal Motility Disorders Defined in High Resolution Esophageal Pressure Topography (EPT)
High resolution esophageal pressure topography (EPT) is an evolutionary technology incorporating the combination of high resolution manometry (HRM) and pressure topography plotting in the form of Clouse plots introduced in 2000 for the clinical evaluation of esophageal motility. Prior to that, EPT had been developed and utilized as a highly innovative research modality. The HRM Working Group first met in San Diego during DDW 2007 with the objective of adapting EPT to the clinical evaluation of esophageal motility. Since then, a series of HRM Working Group meetings have ensued on a more-or-less annual basis to review, critique, and plan the iterative process of developing a practical classification for esophageal motility disorders based on EPT-specific metrics and criteria. The classification scheme was initially branded 'The Chicago Classification' in 2007 following a series of seminal publications defining key EPT metrics and interpretation criteria optimized for clinical EPT studies emanating from a group of investigators at Northwestern University in Chicago. Since then, two iterations of the Chicago Classification have been published summarizing the incremental development of the classification scheme. The most recent meeting of the HRM Working Group was in Ascona, Switzerland in conjunction an international congress focused on the clinical evaluation of esophageal disease. This paper summarizes the Chicago Classification of esophageal motility disorders emanating from the meeting at the Ascona congress.
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Consensus statements for management of Barrett's dysplasia and early-stage oesophageal adenocarcinoma
NICE has accredited the process used by the BAD CAT (BArrett's Dysplasia and CAncer Taskforce) consensus group to produce its guidelines using consensus statements for management of Barrett's dysplasia and early-stage oesophageal adenocarcinoma. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from September 2012 and is retrospectively applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the International consensus of the management of dysplastic Barrett's and cancer (2010).
Cancer Genetics in Clinical Practice
A Guide to Cancer Genetics in Clinical Practice
BSG member Sue Clark has recently published a new textbook 'A GUIDE TO CANCER GENETICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE' which has a significant gastroenterology content.
This book covers the basic concepts of cancer genetics. The common inherited cancer syndromes are each dealt with in greater depth, with the current management outlined. It is aimed at all clinicians who may encounter these conditions in their practice. The book sets out to facilitate identification of high-risk individuals and families, to inform interaction with geneticists and other sub-specialists, to provide a basis for patient management and to stimulate interest in these fascinating conditions.
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Publication date: June 2009
GI Endoscopy & Related Procedures Course
The University of SheffieldCentre for Health
and Social Care Studies and Service Development
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Related Procedures Course
- 20 credits diploma or degree level
- 10 study days
The overall aim of this module is to enable participants to critically evaluate and analyse existing practice, in order to broaden skills and knowledge specific to endoscopy and gastroenterology. This will be achieved through a process of reflection and will focus on key areas of practice, which include conscious sedation and informed consent. In addition, the physical, social and psychological impact on the patient with a gastrointestinal related condition will be explored from a clinical perspective.
- Registered nurses working within the speciality of endoscopy or gastroenterology. This can be ward or department based.
- Assessment is through a 4000 word reflective assignment.
To apply for a place on this course, please visit:
- Browse under G in the alphabetical list of programmes
- Choose Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Related Procedures Course
- Submit an on-line form to reserve a place
- Download and complete an application form
- If appropriate obtain approval from your line manager
- If appropriate obtain approval from the Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) lead at your Trust
- Return the form to us at least five weeks before the start of the course
For further information contact Tracey Moore, Programme Leader/Contact
+44 114 222 2056
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