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Out of hours endoscopy: how, and why, to do it

The increasingly loud clamour about 7 day hospital working should alert gastroenterologists to the still unresolved ‘hot potato’ of out of hours endoscopy. Whilst some, well provided for areas, provide outstanding access to emergency endoscopy, such provision is not uniformly possible. While the debate about the patient- and financial-benefit of such a service continues, Simon Greenfield and colleagues have gone about and set up such a service over a large geographical area covering two general hospitals. In this edition of Frontline Gastroenterology they present their ‘recipe’ as well as contributing data to that debate about the potential benefits to patients and endoscopy unit practice. As ever, we welcome …

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