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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 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 […]

First published on 06 Jul 2020

AGIP Triage guidelines for upper gastrointestinal physiology during restoration of services during the COVID-19 pandemic

This document aims to provide guidance on the procedures for triaging patients referred for upper gastrointestinal (UGI) physiology investigations as services resume following the COVID-19 restrictions. Investigations include oesophageal manometry and 24-hour ambulatory reflux monitoring. The guidance applies to both […]

First published on 09 Jun 2020

Adaptations to the BSG guidelines on the management of acute severe ulcerative colitis in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic: a RAND appropriateness panel

Abstract: Objective Management of acute severe ulcerative colitis (ASUC) during the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic presents significant dilemmas. We aimed to provide COVID-19-specific guidance using current British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) guidelines as a reference point. Design We convened […]