National Nurse Endoscopist Course

This course is suitable for all aspiring non-medical / nurse endoscopists. It will be a practical and interactive course with constant support from experienced nurse endoscopists throughout the course duration. There is the option of gaining 30 academic credits with Kings College London (see attachment below).

Topics to be included (see below for learning objectives):

  • The principles and practice of GI Nursing
  • Anatomy & physiology of the GI tract
  • Pharmacology for endoscopy and safe sedation practice
  • Medico-legal issues and ethical implications including consent/ communication skills
  • Physical assessment, history taking and clinical examination
  • Indications for endoscopy, principals of pre assessment, patient selection, risk management, co morbidity issues and preparation for endoscopic procedures.
  • Technical skills of endoscopy and equipment / simulator training
    • OGD
    • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
  • Pathophysiology and histopathology of the GI tract
  • Therapeutic endoscopy practice - biopsy and polypectomy
  • The Anus and Rectum master class
  • Emergency management and complications during GI endoscopy
  • Health promotion and management for the GI patient in Endoscopy
  • Professional issues and advanced practice
  • Role development, continuing education and career pathways for NE
  • Service development, evaluation and business planning
  • Relationships within the MDT
  • Links with JAG / JETS

Conditions of application

  • Applicants will need a supporting letter from both their Clinical Supervisor and their Line Manager detailing their suitability and availability for the course.
  • Ideal but not essential is that applicants should be in a trainee endoscopist role with dedicated training lists, at least one per week.
  • Registered on JETS – can be done on course
  • Recommend a senior nurse mentor, e.g. an advanced nurse practitioner or similar

Course Dates

This course consisting of the following 6 taught study days over a 5 month period with support from experienced nurse endoscopists throughout the course duration.

Tues 13th & Wed 14th January 2015
Wed 1st & Thurs 2nd April 2015
Tues 2nd & Wed 3rd June 2015

Course Fees

£1800 (+ £350 for optional academic accreditation)

East Yorkshire School of Endoscopy

One of England's National Training Centres for Endoscopy and have been providing training for doctors and nurses and non-medical endoscopists since 1995.

EYSE are JAG approved and they aim provide high quality endoscopy training in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

For further information and course dates please see the link below

12th & 13th TECNA Courses

Therapeutic Endoscopy Courses For Endoscopy Nurse Assistants & Nurse Consultants

These courses provide a review of relevant practical aspects of therapeutic endoscopy, include several practical demonstrations followed by "hands-on experience" with endoscopy accessories at several work stations.

All delegates attending the courses will be provided with a "TECNA course manual" dedicated for nurses working in endoscopy. Each course will accommodate only 50 delegates, hence early registration is recommended.

Dates: 14th September 2012 & 22nd March 2013

Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester & Holiday Inn, Filton, Bristol

Contact: R Saravanan/Barbara Bennett
TECNA Course
1st Floor Henbury House
West Park, Victoria Road
Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 3BL
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Fax: 01625 661904

GI Endoscopy & Related Procedures Course

The University of SheffieldCentre for Health
and Social Care Studies and Service Development

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Related Procedures Course

  • 20 credits diploma or degree level
  • 10 study days

The overall aim of this module is to enable participants to critically evaluate and analyse existing practice, in order to broaden skills and knowledge specific to endoscopy and gastroenterology. This will be achieved through a process of reflection and will focus on key areas of practice, which include conscious sedation and informed consent. In addition, the physical, social and psychological impact on the patient with a gastrointestinal related condition will be explored from a clinical perspective.

Suitable for:

  • Registered nurses working within the speciality of endoscopy or gastroenterology. This can be ward or department based.


  • Assessment is through a 4000 word reflective assignment.

To apply for a place on this course, please visit:

  1. Browse under G in the alphabetical list of programmes
  2. Choose Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Related Procedures Course
  3. Submit an on-line form to reserve a place
  4. Download and complete an application form
  5. If appropriate obtain approval from your line manager
  6. If appropriate obtain approval from the Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) lead at your Trust
  7. Return the form to us at least five weeks before the start of the course

For further information contact Tracey Moore, Programme Leader/Contact

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+44 114 222 2056

The National Endoscopy Programme

JAG Endoscopy Training System (JETS)

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The National Endoscopy Team have introdudced a new centralised booking system for endoscopy training courses in England. (Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland to be added in coming weeks). For further information please follow the link below:

Jets website