Clinical News

IBD Patient Care Viewed Positively

Monday, 30 April 2012 10:06

12 April 2012

More than 90% of over 2000 IBD patients (adult and paediatric) who participated in a survey of their UK-hospital experience felt their care was good, very good or excellent. Although overall satisfaction was high, pain relief and nutrition were highlighted as areas for improvement. Key recommendations included specialist training for members of multidisciplinary teams working with IBD patients and improved documentation of dietary needs and hospital-discharge-related information for patients. The full IBD Inpatient Report was based on the HQIP survey that was carried out on behalf of the UK IBD Audit Steering Group by the RCP's Clinical Evaluation and Effectiveness Unit.

RCP Tools for Auditing Patient Records

Monday, 30 April 2012 09:53

11 April 2012

The RCP's Health Informatics Unit (HIU) has developed three tools for auditing patient records against the HIU standards covering generic record-keeping standards, standards for admission clerking and discharge summaries. More information about the 3 tools can be found at HIU Tools for Record Keeping. Clinical records are fundamental to the quality and safety of patient care. There is abundant reported evidence of poor clinical records and they are a frequent factor in clinical incidents; improvements in written clinical notes through application of agreed standards should help to improve patient safety and quality of care.

NCAS: Additional Assessors Required

Wednesday, 04 April 2012 09:50

The National Clinical Assessment Service (NCAS) requires Consultant Gastroenterologists to perform clinical assessments. The time commitment for this role will be 7.5 days and includes an initial briefing (1 day), the visit itself (4 days), report writing (2 days) andd follow-up activites (0.5 days).

Reimbursement for the work is provided, as well as reasonable locum expenses. For further information please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it at the BSG office. An NCAS information sheet on the role of assessors may be downloaded below.

Applications from members who have experience of acting as assessors, reviewers, investigators or appraisers (e.g. RCP Rapid Response Team or RCP examiners) will be treated with preference.

HQIP Patient Network Opportunity

Wednesday, 14 March 2012 14:16

9 March 2012

Over the coming months the HQIP Patient Network will help finalise an e-learning package for patients who would like to be involved in clinical audit. "We are looking to expand the Network and welcome any patients or interested individuals to get in touch to discuss the opportunity". Contact HQIP Patient Involvement Lead Kim Rezel on 020 7469 2511 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or for more details visit the HQIP Patient/Public Blog.

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