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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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Trust in top rank for safe care of hip fracture patients

The latest report by the National Hip Fracture Database, detailing outcomes for patients admitted to 177 hospitals in England with a hip fracture in 2016 has been released.

 

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GUM and Sexual Health Services

From 1st October, there was a change in the organisation providing sexual health and HIV services that were provided from the Blanche Heriot Unit. The new provider is Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL).

 

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Trust Pledges to End PJ Paralysis

Older patients at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were encouraged to ‘get up, get dressed and get moving’ last week as part of the Trust’s week-long series of events to highlight its commitment to ending pyjama paralysis.

 

Suzanne's Message

Meet our new chairman

Welcome to my latest video message, where this month I have enjoyed ‘interviewing’ our new Chairman, Andy Field. I thought you would be interested to hear Andy’s thoughts on his first few weeks with Team ASPH and to learn more about his background and his ambitions for us in the future ... watch this week's message