Clinical News

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.

Updated HQIP Resources

Thursday, 01 March 2012 16:57

29 Feb 2012

HQIP's Quality Improvement and Development Team have recently revised several HQIP Guidance and Resources products. "All of our guidance is reviewed periodically and it is important that the resources continue to reflect some of the most recent changes in healthcare. For example, the statutory and mandatory requirements for clinical audit resource now includes information issued by the CQC on how they will use national clinical audit datasets in compiling risk profiles for registered healthcare providers" said Kate Godfrey, National Lead for Quality Improvement and Development. Download the updated materials from Updated Clinical Audit Resources.

HQIP announces results of 3rd UK IBD Audit

Monday, 27 February 2012 15:42

21 February 2012

Care for patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) has improved across a wide range of measures, according to the third UK IBD Audit (carried out in 2010). A higher proportion of patients is seen by an IBD nurse specialist during their hospital stay, readmission rates have gone down, and mortality has halved since the first UK IBD Audit (in 2006). Despite these successes, there is still room for improvement, as outlined on UK IBD Audit report.

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