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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)

Non-Medical Endoscopist Competence Assessment Portfolio

Thursday, 10 December 2015 09:40

This document supports the Skills for Health / Higher Education England Non-Medical Endoscopist career framework by providing a portfolio of evidence for competence achievement. This document is not mandatory for all trainees to complete, but provides a structure and framework document which can be used to evidence their progress and completion of competencies which are specific to NME's within endoscopy.

Context

The role of the Non-Medical Endoscopist is crucial in the delivery of high quality diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy services. As such, NME's are required to demonstrate critical awareness of knowledge issues in the field of endoscopy and at the interface between different fields. Typically operating at level 7, they are innovative and have a responsibility for developing and changing practice and/or services in a complex and unpredictable environment. The role spans leadership, innovation, excellence and mastery within the individual’s scope of practice, and provides a holistic approach to care for individuals undergoing endoscopy, spanning the journey from initial referral through to discharge and future management. As a consequence, individuals entering into the role MUST be able to demonstrate the necessary level of knowledge, skills and attributes commensurate with that of professionals who have significant experience within the healthcare setting. Such areas include communication skills, infection control, record keeping / documentation etc. The career framework document which outlines the NME role contains within it (page 6) diagrammatic representation of the typical attributes of level 7 roles which should be considered as part of competency development and assessment.

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