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19th AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting

21 – 23 September 2016

The Royal Armouries, Leeds

The 19th AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting will take place on the 22nd & 23rd September 2016, with a Training Day for Surgical Trainees on the Wednesday 21st September.

The Call for Abstracts is now open.

Registration will open soon.

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President’s Message

Governance, audit et al – another busy year for AUGIS!


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Governance and audit continue to remain at the forefront of NHS England’s agenda. AUGIS council has been busy developing audit tools and guidance documents to respond to these tasks.

Nick Maynard and Richard Welbourn have steered AUGIS and BOMSS through the Consultant Outcome Publication (COP). AUGIS Council is updating the Provision of Services document which sets standards for OG and HPB cancer surgery and will extend guidance into benign disease procedures. The purpose of these documents is to act as guidance for surgeons, managers and commissioners on what we believe are minimum standards expected for units and individuals participating in UGI surgical procedures. There will be a consultation period for members to comment on these once we launch the draft documents on the AUGIS website.

This will fit nicely with ongoing work that AUGIS has been involved in with the development of emergency UGI service provision, guidance on management of acute gallstone disease and CBD stones, and updating of the Commissioners guidance documents for Gallstone and reflux diseases. As the number of procedures incorporated in SWORD