Course Resources

vCJD Colonoscopy
vCJD Enteroscopy
vCJD Gastroscopy
vCJD Other procedures

Consent competency framework

British Society of Gastroenterology  (BSG)


(2009)  Consensus Guidelines for the Prescription and Administration of Oral Bowel Cleansing Agents


(2009) Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


(2008) Guidelines for the Management of Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Therapy in Patients Undergoing Endoscopic Procedures


(2008)  Guidelines for obtaining a valid consent for elective endoscopic procedures


(2008)  Guidelines for decontamination of equipment for gastrointestinal endoscopy


(2006) Complications of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


(2005) Mental Capacity Act



Department of Health

(Due December 2009) Health Technical Memorandum 01-06 (HTM-01-06) Decontamination of flexible endoscopes (Draft)


(2008)  Transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents: safe working and the prevention of infection

Annex F: Endoscopy


(2007)  Health Technical Memorandum 01-01 (HTM-01-01) Decontamination of reusable medical devices. Part A: Management and environment.



British Medical Association  (2007)  The Mental Capacity Act  2006, guidance for health professionals.


Upper GI Bleeding

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)  (Sept 2008) Management of acute upper and lower GI bleeding.


Useful websites:


Global Rating Scale  (GRS)


Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal endoscopy


NHS Bowel cancer screening programme


JAG Endoscopy Training System (JETS)


National Endoscopy Team  (2008)  Decontamination standards for flexible endoscopes


GIN training website

Scottish Health on the Web

GRS Scotland

Health Protection Scotland

Endoscope Reprocessing: Guidance on the Requirements for Decontamination Equipment, Facilities and Management. (2007)

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