IBD Surgical Outcome Registry

Information and Guidance for Endoscopy Services in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Updated advice 15/01/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic is now surging for the third time since its onset in the UK in January 2020. This wave is being exacerbated by the new, more transmissible strain, resulting in massive pressure on healthcare services, in many cases, beyond that seen in the first wave. Throughout, BSG, JAG, ACPGBI, AUGIS and other professional groups have issued guidance to emphasise the need to try and keep the fragile recovery of endoscopy services going as much as possible through the second wave and beyond. With the recent, rapid spread of infections, particularly the new variant, and surging hospital admissions, we are providing further advice.