Endoscopy update - change to referral route

document Endoscopy update (88 KB)

For the past few weeks our local providers have been working together to look at how we can make the best use of our limited endoscopy capacity during the COVID pandemic and as a result and following discussion with PCN leads, the following pathway changes will be implemented with immediate effect:

Colonoscopy - access route - Advice & Guidance - PHUT

Flexible sigmoidoscopy - access route - Advice & Guidance - PHUT

OGD referrals that are chronic uncomplicated relapsing reflux (having failed PPI use) - Access route - Direct Access – ISTC (with recognition that there is reduced capacity due to covid-19 and therefore possible long waits )

OGD referrals that are: urgent or require an opinion or cannot wait for the ISTC planned date or are not simple chronic relapsing PPI resistant reflux  -  access route - Advice & Guidance - PHUT

Please see updated referral form and full update for more details:  document Care UK - Day Surgery Referral ENDOSCOPY amended 29 7 2020 (199 KB)


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