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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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Introducing our Safeguarding Team

Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals are committed to making sure that all mothers, children and families in their care receive all the support and help they need to ensure that children grow up in a safe and happy home.

 

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Parents Charity Ball raises £10,000 for Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Sharon-Peirson Hagger and her husband, Russell along with daughter Mia (aged 10) and son Leo, (aged 13) presented a cheque on 15 August to Dr Tracy Lawson and Dr Peter Martin for £10,000 for Little Roo Neo-natal Fund on behalf of Mia who was born with complications at Ashford and St Peter’s Neo-natal unit ten years ago.

 

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Mayor opens refurbished parents accommodation on NICU

On 18 September, Cllr Dolsie Clarke, Mayor of Runnymede, opened the newly refurbished parents’ accommodation of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at St Peter’s Hospital in Chertsey.

 

The Weekly Message

Defining our digital direction

Suzanne has asked me to write this week’s message so that I can tell you about our refreshed Digital Strategy and an exciting project we are currently working on to choose our new, fully integrated, electronic patient record ... read this week's message