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Curriculum based clinical review
Diagnostic ileocolonoscopy: getting the basics right
  1. Matthew C Choy1,2,
  2. Manmeet Matharoo1,
  3. Siwan Thomas-Gibson1,3
  1. 1Wolfson Endoscopy Unit, St Marks Hospital, Harrow, UK
  2. 2Department of Medicine, Austin Academic Centre, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College London, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Wolfson Endoscopy Unit, St Marks Hospital, Harrow HA13UJ, UK; s.thomas-gibson{at}


Proficient colonoscopy technique that optimises patient comfort while simultaneously enhancing the timely detection of pathology and subsequent therapy is an aspirational and achievable goal for every endoscopist. This article aims to provide strategies to improve colonoscopy quality for both endoscopists and patients.

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  • Contributors MCC: Manuscript planning, drafting and figure creation. MM: Manuscript drafting. ST-G: Manuscript planning, editing, review, responsible for overall content.

  • Funding MCC is supported by a Gandel Philanthropy and a Gastroenterological Society of Australia Olympus grant.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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

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