Clinical trials for Gallstone Disease are planned

Professor Jane Blazeby, theAUGIS Research lead, has held a meeting interested surgeons with a view to starting up a number of clinical trials to answer some of the many questions which are still poorly understood in the optimal management and timing of procedures in Gallstone disease. Once set up we will be encouraging AUGIS members to recruit to these trials over the next 12 months or so.

An updated version of the guidelines for the management of Bile Duct stones co-written with BSG will be released in Winter 2015, and the RCS commissioning guidance documents on GORD and Gallstone disease will be revised early in 2016.