Revalidation Report: June 2014
Tuesday, 03 September 2013 11:20
Simon Greenfield, Deputy Chair of the BSG Clinical Services and Standards Committee, attended a revalidation training day for advisers across all specialties at the RCOG on 24 June.
There was some useful advice that we wish to share with BSG members.
- Please check your GMC on line account to ensure your details are correct and in particular that your RO (responsible officer) details are correct.
- The recommendation to revalidate a doctor is predominantly based on your appraisal so it is important that you follow the GMC/RCP/local guideline process on appraisal.
- Appraisal will be "whole practice" so it is important that you include not just details of your NHS/private practice but any other relevant professional details as well - e.g. - medicolegal advice/crowd/club doctor etc.
- CPD will be one of the main pillars of the appraisal process - please diarise your CPD and try and reflect appropriately. Ideally you should use the on-line facility of your college but if you feel unable to do this then you should keep a paper diary.
- We had a solicitor speak to us. It is possible that doctors might mount legal challenges if they are not revalidated. Anyone involved in the appraisal process should inform their medical defence society - it should not affect your premium.
- Questions from members about appraisal will be directed to a central point of contact at the RCP. If they can not deal with the question it will be directed onwards to the BSG and then forwarded on to the BSG revalidation adviser as required. This process will hopefully ensure we build a data base of FAQs.
Reducing the Harm from Alcohol - Conference
Monday, 05 August 2013 10:21
This one day conference - co-badged by the British Society of Gastroenterology and the British Association for the Study of the Liver - will draw on the differing experiences of the devolved nations and will examine the impact of developing local hospital policies for the management of alcohol problems and their outreach into the community. By attending the conference delegates will be better placed to understand what works in implementing effective change, developing local services, critically evaluating the evidence and will be more effective advocates with policy makers, the public and the media.
Programme highlights include:
- Implementing an evidence-based alcohol policy.
- Primary care - getting GP colleagues on-board.
- Alcohol Care Teams for Britain's hospitals.
- Alcohol in the new public health system.
- Partnership working and data sharing.
Course Date: 9th December 2013
IBD Registry Launches at BSG 2013 in Glasgow
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 11:22
The IBD Registry was launched at this year's British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Conference in Glasgow.
The mood was positive and delegates very supportive of the work done to develop the Registry and many clinicians in the audience were committed to becoming involved.
One delegate commented that the Registry sounds "amazing", while Dr Anjan Dhar said the project represents "a fantastic effort". Reporting on his experience of piloting the Registry Patient Management System, Dr Matt Johnson commented that "patients love this", and that it "takes ten minutes to learn, and data can be entered in about four minutes by patient 15".
After the event the room was buzzing with enthusiasm and delegates were queuing up to get more information and sign up to get involved.
Redefining How We Use Information
IBD Registry chairman and consultant gastroenterologist Dr Stuart Bloom explained that the Registry – which has been in development for the past two years – provides an opportunity to redefine how we use the clinical information we all generate in routine consultation to improve care for patients as well as providing a tool for service development and research.
Further Information can be found in the full press release below
- Further information [ 26 kb ]
SNOMED Diagnosis Code Update: July 2013
Professor Jonathan L Brown
In the October 2012 eNewsletter the Society was seeking the help of members to assist with the development of a SNOMED subset to allow the diagnosis field of a gastroenterology or hepatology electronic patient record to be populated. The request derived from the DH Informatics Directorate, Connecting for Health (CfH). In March 2013, CfH was superseded by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and the project continues under their authority.
In the medical subspecialties, paediatrics, renal, rheumatology, respiratory and gastroenterology/hepatology have succeeded in creating a pilot data set and the next objective will be a phase of clinical evaluation. HSCIC is considering technical options for this and it is likely that volunteers will again be required. The BSG pilot data can be viewed below and was derived from the large Swansea database of clinical diagnosis fields combined with the C&B gastroenterology referral library and the Society list of exit examination conditions.
Nikki Simmonds and Jonathan Brown, assisted by a CfH terminologist, merged and contracted the data sets, removed redundancy and validated the SNOMED terms, The scope of the project was to allow a diagnosis field to be populated in 80% of outpatient consultations from a list of about 150 terms and not to produce an exhaustive list of all GI conditions. After evaluation it will become the preferred list of diagnoses for NHS messaging systems and our Society will need to consider a method for maintenance, development and ratification of new terms as clinical gastroenterology and electronic patient records continue to evolve. To this end, the other medical subspecialties have created information committees like the one we have just disbanded and so we will need to devise an alternative strategy if we are to keep up.
- Download BSG pilot data [ 130 kb ]
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