Clinical News

Invitation to participate in a study investigating the use of SeHCAT in diagnosing Bile Acid Malabsorption

Friday, 07 February 2014 10:01

In order to address aspects of NICE Diagnostic Guidance 7 (issued November 2012), King's Technology Evaluation Centre (KiTEC) have been commissioned by NICE to undertake a prospective survey to investigate the use of the SeHCAT test in the NHS.

The survey, which will be run in collaboration with the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS), aims to capture day-to-day practice including the clinical indications for a SeHCAT test, the results of the SeHCAT test, and the clinical outcome after the test. We hope that the results of the survey will provide more robust data to inform clinical practice, assist standardisation of SeHCAT test protocols and develop other diagnostic approaches to bile acid malabsorption.

The survey is composed of various forms to be completed by the gastroenterologist and by the nuclear medicine staff involved in the patient care pathway, at the appropriate moment within the course of care. Each form is short and will take between 1 and 3 minutes to complete.

This survey has been endorsed as a national audit and is open to all NHS hospital trusts that perform SeHCAT testing. If you are interested in participating, please complete this form and e-mail it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call +44 (0)203 299 1626.

Call for entries to the SAGE awards programme in gastroenterology which focuses on excellence in patient care

Monday, 25 November 2013 09:47

These awards are designed to allow individuals, units and healthcare networks to be recognised for excellence in GI Care. Awards will be made in the form of a financial grant for use towards furthering or enhancing the development of the project:

  • First Award: A grant donation of £10,000
  • Second Award: A grant donation of £5,000
  • Third Award: A grant donation of £3,000

The awards will be presented in Manchester on Tuesday, 17th June 2014.

Details of how to enter, the awards panel and the assessment criteria are included in the entry pack. Further information and extra entry packs are available from the awards secretariat, Jango Communications, by e-mailing Miss M Offer at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Closing date for receipt of Registration of Interest: Friday, 14th February 2014

IBD Nixon Twin and Multiplex Registry

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 12:45

UK gastroenterologists are invited to refer concordant and discordant twin pairs, as well as families where three or more first degree relatives have an IBD diagnosis, to the twin/multiplex registry. We will collect epidemiological data and invite members to donate to a biobank. This will become a powerful research resource that will be available for research collaborations in the future. Further information about how to refer twins or families is available from Hannah Gordon, Senior Clinical Research Fellow (Gastroenterology), IBD Nixon TAM Registry Co-Investigator, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

IBD Standards Update 2013

Thursday, 31 October 2013 11:25

Service standards for the healthcare of people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Documentation updated October 2013

The aim of these Service Standards is to ensure that patients who have inflammatory bowel disease receive healthcare that is safe, effective and of consistently high quality. Our organisations, representing patients and professionals, have collaborated in the IBD Standards Group to define for the first time what is required in terms of staffing, support services, organisation, patients‚ education and audit to provide integrated, high-quality IBD Services.

Further information

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