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Dear all,

Below is a message from the JAG chair Siwan Thomas-Gibson concerning the use of Buscopan:

‘Following the recent MHRA alert regarding Buscopan, the British Society of Gastroenterology and JAG have responded with the advice in this attached document. Please circulate this to ALL of your endoscopists, endoscopy nurses and endoscopy users’  

Please let me know if you have any queries, thanks.

Best Wishes,

Eva Lynch | JAG Visits Manager 

Accreditation Unit | Care Quality Improvement Department | Royal College of Physicians

11 St Andrews Place | Regent’s Park | London NW1 4LE                   Email: Eva.lynch@rcplondon.ac.uk | www.rcplondon.ac.uk



New standards aim to reduce variations in care and improve the health outcomes and quality of care for infants, children and young people with gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional disorders.

Download standards (PDF 996KB)


The RCPCH has partnered with the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) to develop new standards for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. The purpose of the quality standards is to reduce variation in care, ensuring equitable services are available for all infants, children and young people and to improve the health outcomes and quality of life for children with gastroenterology, liver or intestinal disorders throughout the UK.

The nine standards have been built around the requirement for the full portfolio of specialist gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition services to be provided within clinical networks.

Future vision for paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition

  • Improving clinical outcomes and reducing variation in care will be best progressed and facilitated by services being commissioned, planned, delivered and evaluated through funded clinical networks.
  • Providing telehealth services for patients and families will enable regular monitoring of patients who have long term health needs and will improve access to care for patients who live in geographically remote locations.
  • Networks will facilitate the co-location of other subspecialties in order to manage the complex needs of patients with gastroenterology, liver and complex nutrition needs.

Standards will be formally launched at the RCPCH Annual Conference during the BSPGHAN symposium on Wednesday 24 May 2017, 2pm-5.45pm.

For more information, please contact specialitystandards@rcpch.ac.uk or telephone Melissa Ashe on 0207 092 6166.