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National survey of UK endoscopists showing variation in diathermy practice for colonic polypectomy: a JAG perspective

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  • Contributors KS: drafted the initial manuscript. AM, PD, GVS and ST-G: refined the content, ensured the integrity of the document in relation to JAG’s views and approved the final version.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests All authors are affiliated with the Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG). KS and PD are members of the JAG and National Endoscopy Database committee, AM is leading the national review of colonoscopy and polypectomy certification, GVS is chair of the JAG quality Assurance of training working group and ST-G is the chair of JAG.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.