Membership ofEndoscopy Working Group
Priya Narula, Chair (2015 - 2018) e-mail endoscopy@bspghan.org.uk

Previous Chairs:

Ieuan Davies

Paraic McGrogan

Mike Thomson

BSPGHAN President: Dr Nick Croft (2016 - 2019)

BSPGHAN Convenor:  Dr Nadeem Afzal (2014 - 2017)

BSPGHAN Education Commitee Representative: Dr Sandhia Naik (2016 - 2019)

BSPGHAN Gastroenterology Committee: Dr Marcus Auth

Regional Endoscopy Leads: 

Scotland – Dr Richard Hansen

Yorkishire, East Midlands and North East - Mike Thomson

Liverpool, Manchester & Northwest – Krishnappa Venkatesh (Deputy:  Loveday Jago)

Birmingham, Wales & South West – Ronald Bremner, Vice Chair 2012-2016

London, Central & South East - David Rawat (Deputy - Lucy Howarth)

BSPGHAN DGH Committee:  DGH Committee – Sonny Chong/Anna Pigott

BAPS Representative – Michael Stanton 

Hepatology Representative: Sanjay Rajwal

Trainee Member Representative: Rachel Levi  - endoscopytrainee@bspghan.org.uk

Associate Member Representative: Mick Cullen

GRS Working Group:  Priya Narula: Ronald Bremner: Sabari Loganathan: David Devadason: Krishnappa Venkatesh: David Rawat: Anna Pigott; Mick Cullen

DOPS Working Group:  Lucy Howarth: Richard Hansen: Rachel Levi: Priya Narula: David Devadason; Sanjay Rajwal


*NEW* Paediatric Endoscopy Training Curriculum (May 2016)

*NEW* Paediatric Endoscopy Certificate Documentation (May 2016)


Changes to Endoscopy Training 

The Endoscopy Working Group has been extremely active over the last couple of years. This has largely been driven by association with the Joint Advisory Group on GI endoscopy (JAG - see useful links) on endoscopy, which is the organization that oversees endoscopy, including training, in all adult specialties. JAG has now been given a mandate by the appropriate Royal Colleges and CSACs to supervise paediatric endoscopy. The WG has therefore been working closely with JAG to facilitate this process. All trainees commencing Grid training on or after September 2012 will be required to train via the JAG process. This involves registering with the JAG Endoscopy Training System (JETS), and signing up for an eportfolio. This will be the record by which all endoscopies should be recorded and assessed as DOPS. When the DOPS assessments show that the trainee has progressed to a degree of competency, a summative assessment of endoscopy will be performed (for diagnostic endoscopies). PGHAN trainees will be able to train in several different competencies. All PGHAN trainees will be expected to achieve competency in diagnostic OGD with all gastroenterology trainees expected to achieve competency in diagnostic ileo-colonoscopy. All hepatology trainees will be expected to achieve competency in therapeutic upper endoscopy. It is envisaged that other competencies may be achieved post CCT (such as therapeutic colonoscopy). More senior trainees are also encouraged to use the JAG/JETS system, in combination with current logbooks. Trainees should contact their CSAC representative if they have any queries.

Endoscopy training Courses
Full details of endoscopy courses are advertised on the meetings/courses pages.