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AUGIS position on COVID – 19
I would like to update you on the AUGIS position with regard to the COVID19 pandemic, accepting that the situation is constantly evolving. I have a link below to a very well written and comprehensive document recently circulated to ACPGBI members with a great deal of useful information: www.acpgbi.org.uk/news/acpgbi-guidance-for-colorectal-surgeons-and-trainees-on-rising-to-the-challenges-of-covid-19-as-citizens-doctors-and-surgeons/
The hard work put in by the ACP executive team to produce this is evident and there are several very helpful links particularly the BSG link regarding endoscopic procedures.
We are in unprecedented times and our role as surgical practitioners may change greatly over the coming months. Flexibility, professionalism and team working will be required by us all. All non-urgent elective surgery in England has been cancelled after 15 April for 3 months and speaking to colleagues from around the UK, they are being asked to prioritise patients on cancer waiting lists and consider alternative non-surgical treatments.
Andy Smith, James Gossage and myself will be putting together recommendations for management options for specific cancer types for wider circulation later this week. In the meantime I urge you all to keep updated with local and national guidance as it is issued and follow all necessary precautions. The NHS is in an unprecedented position and none of us know how this will play out as we move forwards.
Look after yourselves your families and above all stay safe.
Professor Giles Toogood
UGI Congress, Belfast, 14 – 16 October Update
We are writing to advise that the Covid-19 situation has resulted in many conferences being cancelled and rescheduled for later in the year. Based on advice from our colleagues in China and the Department of Health we are hopeful that the Belfast Meeting will go ahead in October. Obviously this will be kept under very close review by all societies involved. Can we ask that you continue to prepare for the conference, not only with abstract submission but leave requirements and rota changes. We are delighted with the programme (now on UGI 2020 Website ) and can ensure that the social programme, venue and amalgamation of all the societies will ensure great positivity after months of difficulty with Covid-19.
Professor Giles Toogood
Postponed: Roux Weekend 13 -16 March 2020
It is with great regret that the ROUX Training Course this weekend in Leamington Spa has been cancelled due to exceptional circumstances.
We plan to rearrange the ROUX Group Weekend to later in the year, date to be confirmed.
New Surgical Specialty Lead in advanced colorectal cancer
We’re delighted to announce that Mr Robert Jones, a surgical oncologist at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Liverpool, has been appointed as the UK’s first Surgical Specialty Lead in Colorectal Liver Metastases. This brand new role is funded by Bowel Cancer UK, working in partnership with the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng).
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