National Nurse Endoscopist Network Group

Chair This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Advanced Nurse Practitoner Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust
Co-Chair This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Clinical Nurse Specialist Chase Farm Hospital Middlesex

The purpose of the group is to provide a support and communication network for practitioners working in endoscopy.

The aim is to create a forum for discussion of the specific issues related to Nurse Endoscopists throughout the UK and Northern Ireland.

We aim to support those new to and established in practice so no one feels isolated in their practice areas. The ethos of the group is to enable practitioners to develop their roles by means of education and information.
We hope to provide an annual Network Meeting with a focus on education which will be sponsored in part through the generosity of endoscopy related industry.

We also aim to hold an up to date database of all Nurse Endoscopists in the UK and Northern Ireland, their area of speciality and their contact details. This will facilitate efficient communication and invitation to future meetings of the Network Group. (Confidentiality will be guaranteed and no details released without permission)

This group is run by Nurse Endoscopists for Nurse Endoscopists in the hope that we will be a leading force in the future of endoscopy services.

1st NNENG Meeting (2011): A Report

1st National Nurse Endoscopist Network Group Meeting
Raddisson BLU Hotel Manchester Airport
27th October 2011

This was the first of hopefully an annual event specifically for and organised by the nurse endoscopists throughout the UK.

The roots of this group were put down several years ago when Cook UK and Esai sponsored the event for about 3 or 4 years this was in the early part of the 00's. We had several successful meetings but unfortunately due to changes in the financial structure and rules and regulations surrounding pharmaceutical and equipment companies funding was withdrawn and the group folded.

Over the past couple of years several companies have expressed an interest in sponsoring an educational event and thus the National Nurse Endoscopist Network meetings were reborn.

To be able to organise this event took some serious planning and I was very pleased when Debbie Ramdass from Chase Farm Hospital in Essex expressed an interest in getting involved. We had an initial planning meeting with the interested Reps from Cook, Pentax and Reckitt Benckiser. This enabled us to put together a draft programme.

Debbie and I spent several hours putting together the programme and seeking willing speakers to present.

We hope that the programme delivered something for everyone although we were quite aware that to please everyone would be a tall order.

Since the meeting I have had the opportunity to read and analyse the feedback given and I hope this in some way demonstrates the overall feeling of people on the day.

I am very pleased to say that the overall score for the day was excellent and the speakers were scored well for the presentations they gave.