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COVID-19 Guidance & Advice

COVID-19 updates will continue to be posted as they become available.

Health policy in the United Kingdom is determined by the UK government and the devolved administrations. Members should be aware that differences exist between the UK nations and that local recommendations may also be in force. The latest guidance can be found for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

First published on 21 Jan 2021

Triage guidance for upper gastrointestinal physiology investigations during restoration of services during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected capacity across the board; for gastrointestinal (GI) medicine it has had a direct impact on endoscopy and GI physiology testing. Upper GI physiology investigations are elective investigations, aimed at determining causes of symptoms in […]

First published on 04 Jan 2021

British Society of Gastroenterology Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section and IBD Clinical Research Group position statement on SARS-CoV2 Vaccination

British Society of Gastroenterology Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section and IBD Clinical Research Group position statement on SARS-CoV2 Vaccination The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Section of the BSG and the IBD Clinical Research Group have agreed the following key recommendations: RECOMMENDATION […]

First published on 02 Nov 2020

Advice regarding working in endoscopy for vulnerable clinical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Advice regarding working in endoscopy for vulnerable clinical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic The Government’s advice on shielding changed on 1 August, stopping the right to shielding for extremely vulnerable1 NHS staff. Employers are still obliged to support extremely vulnerable […]