Our skilled team of Consultant and Nurse Endoscopists provide high quality GI diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy from a variety of sites, as well as insourced solutions for hospital trusts and waiting list reduction programmes.
Our patients benefit from:
By working collaboratively with Primary Care and other Stakeholders we work to support prevention, early recognition and screening programmes to find innovative ways of reducing Secondary Care demand whilst delivering high quality care.
For further information on our range of Endoscopy solutions please email: EndoscopyEnquiries@communityoutpatients.co.uk
The service includes:
We carry out a risk assessment on patients prior to any procedure being performed and ensure the patient is properly informed, prior to the completion of consent forms. We ensure patients have an adequate understanding of the procedure before the appointment and that they understand the preparations they will need to make including medications, bowel preparation and fasting as appropriate.
We provide examination, diagnostic and minor treatment service encompassing:
A written diagnostic report and copy of the image and the biopsy result is be sent to the referring GP within a maximum of 5 working days. This clear and thorough report and management plan aims to enable GPs to continue with primary care management wherever possible.
Once we have received your referral you will be contacted to confirm your appointment, our Diagnostic team will discuss preparations and be on hand to answer any queries about the required procedure. You will receive an appointment letter which will be accompanied by our patient information leaflet and details on how to contact the service.
If you require translation facilities or would like a chaperone to attend your appointment with you, please inform our team when you make your appointment.
You will be discharged home on the day of attendance. Our team will discuss with you both on booking the appointment and during the appointment plans for care on discharge.
Our facilities have a suitable recovery area available to allow adequate time, where necessary, to recover following any procedure.
Patients seen in less than 4-6 weeks
85-90% of patients treated within the community
Over 150 community hubs across the UK
Over 150,000 initial appointments each year