The Colorectal Section is defined by a multidisciplinary approach to the care of patients with colorectal disease. As such, as well as gastroenterologists and specialist nurses, our members also include colorectal surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, and others with an interest in colorectal disease management, including cancer, genomics, and functional disease.
We have strong links to other sections within the BSG, and also to other societies, especially the ACPGBI. In recent years, we have developed a number of new national guidelines, contributed to curriculum redevelopment, and run innovative educational events focused on multidisciplinary teams. We also have a strong translational and basic science focus to our work.
Members can get involved in running our sessions at the annual BSG meeting, which includes a free papers session, the John Nicholls Lecture and seminar, and an MDT case-based session.
We have representatives on the education, research, and programme committees at the BSG. We also consult in the development of national policy documents.
In the last 2 years, we have led or been involved in the development of a number of national guidelines:
- NICE Colorectal Cancer Guidelines 2020
- Guidelines for the management of hereditary colorectal cancer from the BSG/ACPGBI/UKCGG
- BSG/ACPGBI/PHE Post-polypectomy and post-colorectal cancer resection surveillance guidelines
- NICE Diverticular disease: diagnosis and management
We have also contributed to the development of the BSG COVID-19 response, specifically the development of an interim response service for the management of people with Lynch syndrome, and guidance for surveillance colonoscopy during the pandemic.
We are also leading the development of guidelines for the use of FIT in people with symptoms suspicious of a diagnosis of colorectal cancer.
We would love you to get in touch if you want to be involved in the activity of the Colorectal Section.
Kevin Monahan, BSG Colorectal Section Chair