Clinical News

IBD Registry: January Headlines

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:34

  • Participation continues to grow, with 85 sites now set up to enter data into the IBD Registry, and over 22,893 patient records submitted. If you have not yet registered to participate in the IBD Registry, would like help uploading your data, or have any other registry related queries please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • The RCP audit now has closed so IBD teams need to export their data if they haven't already done so.
  • A data visualisation module for the Registry Web Tool will be piloted soon.
  • NHS England has included the IBD Registry Biologics Audit on the Quality Accounts list for the coming year.
  • Trusts in England are being asked for a £2,500 subscription fee to help the BSG cover the costs of the Biologics Audit. Trusts responding by 15th March will benefit from 40% discount.
  • To help you get the most out of Registry participation, the IBD Registry 2017 Roadshow will visit Birmingham, Cardiff, Darlington, Exeter, London, Sheffield and Warrington in May/ June, and Glasgow in the autumn. Register your interest at http://ibdrroadshow2017.eventreference.com/
  • A PhD opportunity at University of Liverpool on record-keeping in patients with IBD using electronic patient record systems is open for applications until 13th February https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectDetails.aspx?PJID=82615

Scoping Workshop FIT for Symptomatic Patients

Friday, 27 January 2017 15:50

NHS England, in partnership with the British Society of Gastroenterology and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, are hosting a day-long workshop on the 8th March to discuss the way forward on use potential use of Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) in the colorectal symptomatic population. We would like to invite those who are either already collecting data around this use of FIT, or are interested in collecting data to attend.

If you would like to attend please contact Dr Robert Logan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) before the 14th February. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

PHE Action on Liver Disease & Preview of 2nd Atlas of Variation in Liver Disease

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 14:51

This webinar is for anyone who wants to understand the challenges to reduce liver disease.

By joining the webinar participants will:

  • Explore the variations in liver disease risk factors and outcomes
  • Learn about PHEs programmes of action on liver disease
  • Look at time series data to identify where variation has improved, stayed the same or got worse
  • Explore the stories behind the data
  • Have an opportunity to ask a question to the national team

Registration is FREE for this event and if you have already expressed an interest in attending this webinar, then we will have your details on our system. If you have not registered, please do so at: www.surveys.phe.org.uk/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=8l218o55.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

BSG Comment on publication of 2nd Atlas of Variation in NHS Diagnostic Services in England

Friday, 13 January 2017 09:40

The President of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Professor Martin Lombard commented, saying:

"The British Society of Gastroenterology welcomes the second Atlas of Variation in NHS Diagnostic Services in England; it is clear that unwarranted variation in endoscopy quality and access needs to be addressed. It is vital also that we keep our focus on outcomes rather than levels per se.

"Integral to high quality diagnostic services is the workforce and this cannot be underestimated in the current environment. Not only is this important for endoscopists but also for the wider team, who increasingly play a fundamental role in the delivery of high quality care.

"It is important that endoscopy resources are used in an impactful way and the right types of procedures are better deployed for the patient, such as colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and CT colonoscopy whilst procedures such as barium enema, that have no place in modern gastroenterology, are phased out by NHS England."

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