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Clinical Coding & Schedule Development Group

Thursday, 26 January 2012 17:29

The CCSD website has been updated with January's amendments.

www.ccsd.org.uk/recentrequests

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:

SAGE Awards 2012

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 13:55

The SAGE Awards seek to recognise innovations to improve patient care. Sponsored by Shire, the Shire Awards for Gastrointestinal Excellence are inviting applications from teams who have introduced a new initiative that has improved patient care. The Awards will give national recognition to projects, highlight excellent practice and give a financial boost for teams to continue the innovation. Three awards will be made for £10,000, £5,000 and £3,000 for the inovations judged as the top three. An independent panel will make a shortlist from applications and the awards will be made at a dinner during the DDF in June 2012. For further information and an entry pack please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it before 10 February 2012.

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:

For any BSG members who would wish a copy please feel free to contact Chris Romaya ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), Matt Kurien ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or David Sanders ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

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