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NHS Choices: Coronary heart disease

An endoscope is a long, thin, flexible tube that has a light source and a video camera at one end. Images of the inside of your body are relayed to a television screen.

Endoscopes can be inserted into the body through a natural opening, such as the mouth and down the throat, or through the anus (via the bottom).

Alternatively, an endoscope can be inserted through a small surgical cut made in the skin (known as keyhole surgery) ... read more

 
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The British Society of Gastroenterology

The British Society of Gastroenterology is an organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom. It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested in the field. Founded in 1937 it has grown from a club to be a major force in British medicine, with representation within the British Royal Colleges and consequently the Department of Health and Government. Internationally it is represented at World and European level. The BSG is a registered charity ... read more

 
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Crohn's and Colitis UK

Crohn's and Colitis UK aims to improve life for everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) - the main forms being Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis ... read more

 
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The Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology

Gastrointestinal and digestive disorders account for one in ten consultations in primary care and the same proportion of referrals to specialists. The costs of investigations and prescribing for gastrointestinal complaints are considerable. Decisions about commissioning and clinical governance in gastroenterology require primary care input and national policy in gastroenterology also needs to be informed by GPs and their community based colleagues. The PCSG is ideally placed to provide advice and support through consultation with committee members and dialogue with our large and experienced membership ... read more

 
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Core

Core funds research across all areas of gut and liver disease - these disease areas receive less funding than others and are the primary reason that Core exists. We aim to fund significant research across a diverse field of activities from the lab to patient services, supporting scientific breakthroughs and advances in patient care ... read more

 
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The Royal College of Radiologists

The role of The Royal College of Radiologists is to advance the science and practice of radiology and oncology, further public education and promote study and research through setting professional standards of practice. The College is a charity registered with the Charity Commission (no. 211540) ... read more

 

 

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Additional funding for specialist mental health care in Surrey hospitals

In partnership with The Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership, has been awarded ‘Core 24’ funding from NHS England which will allow the expansion of this service from April 2018.

 

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Help Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals to endPJparalysis

If you are coming to Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals next week (16th – 20th April), you might find yourself being looked after by staff dressed in their pyjamas.

 

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New Pregnancy Advice Line launched to provide additional support and advice to pregnant women

From 8am on Monday 9th April 2018, a designated telephone advice and triage line will be available for pregnant women to access advice and support 24 hours day, 7 days a week from a midwife.

 

Suzanne's Message

Bed rest isn't always best

Hello and welcome to this week’s message. I’m sure you have seen many colleagues and patients this week wearing their PJs as we launched our 70 day challenge to end ‘PJparalysis’. This is part of a national campaign to get patients out of their pyjamas, dressed and mobile as much as possible ... read this week's message