Clinical News

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 ).

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.

HQIP: feeding back on national clinical audits

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 08:38

Last week, during HQIP's national conference, Bruce Keogh reaffirmed the importance of audit to the Department of Health's priorities. Robin Burgess (Chief Executive of HQIP) blogged about the importance of collecting the right data, sharing it appropriately, and using it wisely to inform decision-making in patient care. Read the blog for more details: HQIP CEO's blog 13 Oct 2011.

Guidance on quality assessment in national clinical audit

Monday, 17 October 2011 10:44

HQIP have described the key features of audit quality from the many stakeholders’ perspectives. Not only those who run national audits, but also those thinking about participating, should review this document.

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