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Colonoscopy Subcommittee

Endoscopy has always been an integral part of colorectal practice. The purpose of this subgroup is to ensure that the highest standards of practice are maintained going forward, training is maintained, and that new techniques can be supported appropriately. The Colonoscopy subcommittee mirrors IBD, peritoneal malignancy and proctology subgroups that similarly report through MCC.

There are currently two areas that the committee is focusing on:

  • Participation in a review of colonoscopy follow-up guidelines in conjunction with the British Society of Gastroenterology.
  • Consideration of issues of training in colonoscopy.

Committee Members

Role Representative
Chair Katie Cross
Patient Liaison Chair Robert Arnott
Elected Member Amyn Haji
Elected Member Kamal Heer
Elected Member Sarah Mills
Elected Member Raymond Oliphant
Elected Member Marius Paraoan
ACPN representative Maria Pettman
Dukes’ Club representative Katie Siggens

Currently surgical trainees are finding access to satisfactory involvement in colonoscopy training.

Access to lists and trainers is difficult with pressure on endoscopy departments and trainee’s programmes limiting opportunity. Surgical trainees seldom achieve provisional JAG accreditation on completion of training.

Committee Publications

Colonoscopy at a crossroads - Which direction to take in the UK after the coronavirus pandemic?

Joint ACPGBI and The Duke's Club statement on colonoscopy training

ACPGBI Member Publications on Colonoscopy

Endoscopy training in the UK pre-COVID–19 environment: a multidisciplinary survey of endoscopy training and the experience of reciprocal feedback

An analysis of the learning curve to achieve competency at colonoscopy using the JETS database

Colorectal trainees in the UK struggle to meet JAG certification standards in colonoscopy by the end of their training

Performance indicators in colonoscopy after certification for independent practice: outcomes and predictors of competence


JAG: Mandatory Lower GI Skills Course

JAG: Colonoscopy and Polypectomy improvement, Lower GI polypectomy skills, Sharing Best Colonoscopy Practice

Colonoscopy Fellowships

We will look to develop a database of all colonoscopy fellowships available to surgical trainees on this website. Please contact Sarah Mills if you would like to submit a fellowship to this page.


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