Colonoscopy Sub-committee

The Colonoscopy Sub-committee currently consists of five members: James Docherty, Aiden Armstrong, Sharad Karandikar, Andrew Miller, Neil Cripps (Chair).

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.

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.