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ACPGBI message of support for Members of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups during COVID-19

ACPGBI acknowledges that most healthcare professionals who have died from COVID-19 were from Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. The national ICNARC data have also indicated that 35% of patients in critical care due to COVID-19 are... Read more

17 Apr 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on future NBOCA reporting

NBOCA understands that the coming months are going to be difficult for clinicians and MDTs to provide care to patients with bowel cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Providing systemic anticancer therapy and radiotherapy and undertaking surgical... Read more

16 Apr 2020

ACPGBI Guidance on Management of Patients with IBD requiring Surgical Intervention during COVID-19

Patients with ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease may be more susceptible to infection either due to the underlying disease or the immunosuppressive medications needed for disease control.ACPGBI Guidance on Management of Patients with IBD... Read more

15 Apr 2020

Joint ACPGBI, BSG and BSGAR considerations for adapting the rapid access colorectal cancer pathway during COVID-19 pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid access two week wait colorectal cancer referrals will continue. Changes to our usual methods of managing these patients will have to be made because:  Only therapeutic emergency endoscopy is being carried out... Read more

11 Apr 2020

PPE in operating theatres for General Surgery during COVID-19 Pandemic

To all Medical DirectorsThe most frequently asked question this week has been about appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) in the operating theatre, and several members have been in touch saying that they are not receiving the level of PPE... Read more

11 Apr 2020