NICE renews BSG accreditation for Clinical Guidelines
Dr Rupert Ransford, BSG Guidelines Lead/ Guidelines Editor Gut says: “we are delighted to announce that the British Society of Gastroenterology has successfully renewed the accreditation by NICE to follow detailed BSG processes in order to produce high quality clinical guidelines. This renewed accreditation is now valid for 5 years until 2023 and continues from the original accreditation which was achieved in 2013. The BSG can continue to use the highly coveted NICE Accreditation Mark and looks forward to producing independent, evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health in Gastroenterology and Hepatology”. Professor Emad M El-Omar, Editor in Chief at GUT says “Gut is very proud to publish the BSG Guidelines, which are of the highest international calibre. These Guidelines are respected and followed the world over and have certainly contributed to the success of our journal.”
BSG guidelines deal with the investigation, management and prevention of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
These Guidelines and guidance documents have been prepared or endorsed by the British Society of Gastroenterology. They represent a consensus of best practice based on the available evidence at the time of preparation. They may not apply in all situations and should be interpreted in the light of specific clinical situations and resource availability. Clinical decisions involve a complex analysis of the patient’s condition and available routes of action which may lead a clinician to take a course of action that varies from these guidelines or guidance. Guidelines and guidance documents are not rules and should not be interpreted as establishing a legal standard of care.
British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines aim to improve the standard of practice of clinical gastroenterology and hepatology and represent a consensus of best practice based on the available evidence. Accreditation of the process we use to produce best practice clinical guideline through the NICE Accreditation Programme demonstrates that our guidelines are of a very high quality. We are confident that NICE accreditation will heighten the standing of our guidelines and will lead to further improvement in the quality of patient care.
Dr Andy Douds, our previous Guidelines Lead (2016-2018), gives an overview of the BSG guidelines below.
A. Vogel, et al. Annals of Oncology 29 (Supplement 4): iv238–iv255, 2018
Mullish BH, et al. Gut 2018;0:1–32. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2018-316818
Arasaradnam RP, et al. Gut 2018;0:1–20. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2017-315909
Hirschfield GM, et al. Gut 2018;0:1–27. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2017-315259
Sami SS, et al. Gut 2018;0:1–24. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2017-315414
Clinical guideline [CG131]
NICE clinical guideline [NG20]