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Deputy Head Assessor – JAG

Friday, 10 February 2017 10:52

The Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (the JAG) invites applications from persons interested in taking up an important new role of Deputy Head Assessor, in supporting the further development of quality assurance in endoscopy.

The deputy head assessor will be responsible for developing and maintaining standards for assessors and ensuring that the assessment process is of the highest quality.

The deputy head assessor will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide leadership to all assessors (medical, nursing, managerial and lay assessors) and proactively manage conflicts pertaining to the assessment process.

The successful applicant will be fully supported in the role by the JAG team which includes, but is not limited to, the Head Assessor and JAG Accreditation Manager and there will be access to a network of deputy assessors across other accreditation schemes hosted by the Royal College of Physicians.

The role requires a commitment of approx. 1.5 days a month (18 days per annum) at the daily assessor rate of £375 per day. The appointment will be for a minimum of two years, with a possible extension of a further year.

Application and appointments process

Interested parties are welcome to have an informal discussion ahead of application with either Mrs Debbie Johnston (Head Assessor), or Miss Dimple Davé (Accreditation Unit Manager) by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to arrange a convenient time for discussion.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of application outlining their suitability for the role
  • CV, no longer than 4 pages, outlining leadership and endoscopy-related experience.

Interview for short-listed applicants will be held at the Royal College of Physicians in London on Thursday 23 March 2017 (AM).

The successful applicant should be able to take up post as soon as possible after appointment.

Closing date for applications Wednesday 1st March 2017.

Calling All GI Nurses to Endolive UK 2017 - Just 6 weeks to go!

Friday, 20 January 2017 13:17

On behalf of the BSGNA I am delighted to invite you to Endolive UK 2017. The first Endolive meeting in 2015 was the largest live endoscopy meeting ever held in the UK with more than 500 delegates. The two day meeting will be held at the Birmingham ICC with live links to two of the UK's premier endoscopic centres, St Mark's in London and Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The very best of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy will be demonstrated with a real focus on quality and this year we have a dedicated nurse forum. There are sessions to address;

  • Competencies in GI nursing
  • GI workforce
  • Optimising outcomes for our patients

We aim to emphasise the importance of the team approach to ensure patients experience a quality endoscopy. We have also introduced the option of a team booking. Registration details can be found in the attached flyer.

We hope the meeting will bring us all up to date with the latest advances in endoscopic technique, technology and practice.

I hope you will join us at this fantastic event. For further information contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Laura Dwyer,
Vice Chair BSGNA
Lead Nurse Endolive UK 2017

Guidance on Decontamination of Equipment for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 10:23

Please click the following link to find BSG guidance for decontamination of equipment for gastrointestinal endoscopy.

2017 Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Research Conference

Tuesday, 13 September 2016 09:56

Registration for the 2017 Cancer Research UK Early Diagnosis Research Conference (formerly NAEDI conference) is now open. The conference will take place on 23rd and 24th February 2017 in central London.

Cancer Research UK's early diagnosis work is made possible thanks to donations from the public. This year, to help cover the costs of the 2017 conference, we are asking delegates to pay a registration fee:

  • 1 day rate (23rd February or 24th February): £100.00
  • 2 day rate (both 23rd and 24th February): £150.00

Conference programme

Following the 2015 NAEDI Research conference, the 2017 conference aims to bring together researchers, clinicians, patients and policy makers to share and discuss the latest research findings, their impact on policy, and future implications for early diagnosis.

This year's conference will focus on new data and outputs within the following themes:

  • Cancer screening
  • Patient factors in timely presentation and diagnosis
  • Optimising clinical practice and systems
  • Risk assessment and risk stratification
  • Inequalities
  • Cancer data to achieve new insights in cancer control
  • Health economics

European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates Newsletter

Tuesday, 26 April 2016 13:00

Please follow the link below for the latest newsletter from the European Society of Gastroenterology and Endoscopy Nurses and Associates (ESGENA)

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