Welcome to the endoscopy hub. On this page, you will find access to the latest endoscopy clinical guidelines and guidance. You will also find the latest endoscopy news and articles and any relevant events.
You can find information on the Endoscopy Section Committee on their page.
COVID-related endoscopy research studies and audits – are you interested?
COVID-19 has had a major impact on GI endoscopy. There are many challenges we face to establish sufficient endoscopy capacity going forwards. Solutions will involve new ways of working and utilising novel technologies. We have been overwhelmed (but not surprised) by the enthusiasm of colleagues with positive ideas and the range of diverse proposals from around the UK.
To address endoscopy in a COVID-19 world we have established a BSG Endoscopy COVID Research Group (as part of the existing Endoscopy CRG) which will oversee our strategy to ensure that whatever we do has a clear and strong evidence base – and where that does not exist- embed research or audit within any service changes.
We are very keen to make sure that good ideas and research work progress collaboratively and have the potential for maximal benefit for patients and service delivery. We wish to avoid duplication and ensure that groups are not reinventing the wheel and this programme of work will be inclusive and collaborative. We have established a series of Working Groups (WG). If you would like to be involved in any of this work or have ideas or suggestions, please contact as below:
- WG1 COVID screening / safety – [email protected]
- WG2 Pathways to care – (Upper and lower GI diagnostic) – [email protected]
- WG3 Patient experience – [email protected]
- WG4 Data – [email protected]
- WG5 Role of novel technologies – [email protected]
Colin Rees (Chair, BSG Endoscopy clinical Research Group)
Ian Penman (VP Endoscopy, BSG)
Latest COVID-19 Advice
BSG Interim Guidance: COVID-19 specific non-biopsy protocol for those with suspected coeliac disease
Latest Endoscopy Guidelines
Bowel preparation for colonoscopy: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline – Update 2019. BSG endorsed.
Latest Endoscopy Position Statements
Events & Training
21 Jul | Online Event
BSG Webinar: Reconfiguring our IBD servicesThis interactive webinar will focus on perspectives from the UK and Italy on IBD Management...continue reading
16 Sep | Online Event