Clinical News

UK guideline on transition of adolescent and young persons with chronic digestive diseases from paediatric to adult care

Thursday, 23 February 2017 11:47

Alenka J Brooks, Philip J Smith, Richard Cohen, Paul Collins, Andrew Douds, Valda Forbes, Daniel R Gaya, Brian T Johnston, Patrick J McKiernan Charles D Murray, Shaji Sebastian, Monica Smith, Lisa Whitley, Lesley Williams, Richard K Russell, Sara A McCartney, James O Lindsay

ABSTRACT

The risks of poor transition include delayed and inappropriate transfer that can result in disengagement with healthcare. Structured transition care can improve control of chronic digestive diseases and long-term health-related outcomes. These are the first nationally developed guidelines on the transition of adolescent and young persons (AYP) with chronic digestive diseases from paediatric to adult care. They were commissioned by the Clinical Services and Standards Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology under the auspices of the Adolescent and Young Persons (A&YP) Section. Electronic searches for English-language articles were performed with keywords relating to digestive system diseases and transition to adult care in the Medline (via Ovid), PsycInfo (via Ovid), Web of Science and CINAHL databases for studies published from 1980 to September 2014. The quality of evidence and grading of recommendations was appraised using the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) system. The limited number of studies in gastroenterology and hepatology required the addition of relevant studies from other chronic diseases to be included.

These guidelines deal specifically with the transition of AYP living with a diagnosis of chronic digestive disease and/or liver disease from paediatric to adult healthcare under the following headings;

  1. Patient populations involved in AYP transition
  2. Risks of failing transition or poor transition
  3. Models of AYP transition
  4. Patient and carer/parent perspective in AYP transition
  5. Surgical perspective
 

Thanksgiving service for Dr Basil C Morson

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:47

A service of thanksgiving will be held on Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 10.30 am at St James' Church, Spanish Place in London to commemorate the life and works of Dr Basil C Morson.

All are welcome to attend. Please indicate your intention to attend this Service, which will be fully choral with the Choir of St James' Church with Iestyn Evans, Director of Music to - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Subject - BCM Service)

This Service precedes the Scientific Meeting The Past, Present and Future of Colorectal Cancer: The Legacy of Dr Basil C Morson to be held later on 2 May 2017 at The Royal Society of Medicine from 1.00 pm.

Further details may be obtained from the RSM:
Tel - 020 7290 3941
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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.

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