Bowel Cancer Symptom Awareness Campaign 2012
Tuesday, 06 December 2011 14:20
The BSG has been actively engaged with the Department of Health around preparations for the forthcoming bowel cancer symptom awareness campaign that will begin at the end of January 2012 in England.
As a result of these discussions the BSG is urging members to actively engage their Trust Chief Executives to ensure appropriate preparation is undertaken locally for the short term uplift in demand from the campaign as well as for the projected 15% year on year increases in endoscopy demand over the next five years.
The joint letter with the ACPGBI has been co-signed by the National Cancer Director, Professor Sir Mike Richards.
The text of the letter is set out below:
- Download Letter [ 450 kb ]
SAGE Awards 2012
Wednesday, 09 November 2011 13:55
BSG Survey Evaluating UK Service Provision for PEG
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 10:58
The BSG have recently completed and published a web-based audit which provides an overview of Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) services across the UK. The Audit Committee are very grateful to all the members of the BSG for taking the time to take part in this web-based questionnaire. There was an 83% response rate reflecting the ability of BSG members to produce and participate in high quality audits.
This National BSG survey demonstrates variations in practice, particularly with regards to PEG insertion in patients with dementia, the timing of PEG insertion and PEG aftercare. These variations in practice may be important factors accounting for the significant morbidity and mortality associated with this procedure. The full article has recently been published:
- Kurien M et al. 'National survey evaluating service provision for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy within the UK'. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2011 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print]
HQIP Award Winners 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 09:21
On 10 October, HQIP announced the 5 winners of its 2011 awards for clinical audit. Details are available at HQIP Award Winners 2011.
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