AUGIS members have been invited to take part in the following survey: ‘Decisions made following endoscopy for patients with weight loss under two-week wait rule’ which is being undertaken by The University Hospitals of North Tees.
A recent study at North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust looked into what decisions endoscopists made after performing upper GI endoscopies on patients referred with weight loss under the two-week rule. Specifically it looked into those endoscopies which revealed no upper GI cancer, and the next steps that were made. Varied results were found; some patients were discharged back to their GP, some had further investigations requested directly from endoscopy and others were followed up in an outpatient clinic.
The team is now asking people to complete a short questionnaire to help their bid to gauge current practice throughout the country in order to help establish guidelines or recommendations for such scenarios. The link for the one page questionnaire cab be found via: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/M87CTBT
The questionnaire will close at the end of February.