Some news from the Scottish society of gastroenterology:-
The SSG are welcoming new members across a range of disciplines we are reaching out to Advanced Nurse Practitioners and Hospital @night teams.
We are keen to develop a Nurse’ forum to run alongside the scientific meetings.
Membership is £20 per year for both scientific meetings and future Nurse Meetings
The aim of the nurse meeting and development of membership is to help develop services and share protocols and education needs. Sharing knowledge and improving quality in advanced practice
The nurse meeting will be RCN accredited
Covering topics including:
Acute upper GI bleeding – variceal and non- variceal
Decompensated liver disease – with a view to developing a National Care bundle
Interventional radiology – When to refer for TIPS
Nurse led paracentesis service
Master classes in gastroenterology
Management of IBD treatment escalation plans
Interpretation of Pathology and treatments choices in Hepatology Endoscopy ,Colorectal disease
The SSG also aim that if we have a large nurse representation and membership then there will be opportunities to apply for funding grants for future study leave , projects etc.
We would also be keen to find out of any other topics that members would like to be included in future programmes
Also we are keen for any poster presentations and or speakers.