Endoscopy Training Programme
Welcome to the East of England Endoscopy Training Centre at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital
The Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital is one of 10 Regional Centres of Excellence in the UK for Endoscopy Training accredited by the Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy (JAG). We offer a range of courses suitable for consultants, SpR’s in gastroenterology or surgery, nurse endoscopists, and GP’s.
The Unit is fortunate to draw upon the knowledge, expertise and experience of specialist gastroenterologists and surgeons with a special interest in gastroenterology. Please find below profiles of faculty members.
- Dr Ian Beales
- Mr James Hernon
- Mr Sandeep Kapur
- Dr Martin Phillips
- Mr William Stebbings
- Dr Richard Tighe
- Dr Mark Tremelling
- Mr Richard Wharton
FOUNDATION COURSES IN GASTROINTESTINAL ENDOSCOPY
These are 3 day Gastroscopy and Flexible Sigmoidoscopy courses aimed at: Consultants, SpR’s in Gastroenterology and Surgery, Nurse Endoscopists, GP’s and who have access to a regular procedure list.
BASIC SKILLS COURSES IN COLONOSCOPY
These are three day multidisciplinary courses suitable for 1st or 2nd years SpR’s in Gastroenterology and year 4 or 5 SpR Colorectal Surgery, and others such as Nurse Endoscopists and GP’s. It is essential that all applicants have access to a weekly colonoscopy list for a six month period after the course.
INTERMEDIATE SKILLS IN COLONOSCOPY
These are three day multidisciplinary courses suitable for Associate Specialists, 2nd year SpR’s in Gastroenterology and year 4 & 5 Colorectal Surgery, and others such as Nurse Endoscopists and GP’s with a minimum of 100 colonoscopies and at least a 50% Caecal intubation rate. It is essential that all applicants have access to a weekly colonoscopy list for a six month period after the course.
TRAINING THE ENDOSCOPIC TRAINERS
These are two day multidisciplinary courses suitable for experienced Endoscopists (SpR’s and Consultants) who are involved in teaching and training various Endoscopic skills. The course aims to equip participants with the skills to train their trainees in the base hospital. It is also a pre-requisite for aspiring faculty members on the National Endoscopy Programme.
View these courses that are undertaken here at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.
There is a bursary available for Registrars working in the East of England.
- Basic & Intermediate Skills in Colonoscopy Course – £1050.00 per delegate (non-refundable)
- Foundation Course in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy – £950.00 per delegate (non-refundable)
- Training the Endoscopic Trainers – £800.00 per delegate (non-refundable)