ACPGBI accreditation for St. Mark’s Hospital
ACPGBI recommends that pouch surgery should only be performed in high-volume specialist centres. St. Mark’s has been awarded ACPGBI accredited status.
The following, from the ACPGBI (Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland) website.
10 January 2023
The number of “pouches” performed for UC and FAP has steadily declined in recent years. There is however evidence of the occasional “pouch” being performed by individuals nationally.
ACPGBI Council now believes that this form of surgery should only be performed in high-volume specialist centres, by surgeons with sufficient expertise, working as a team. Council is therefore seeking Expressions of Interest for units to become accredited by ACPGBI in performing this form of surgery.
We are pleased to confirm that St. Mark’s Hospital has been granted ACPGBI accredited status.
For the full report and details of the criteria required for accredited status see https://www.acpgbi.org.uk/about/news/448/accreditation_of_pouch_units/)
Download the ACPGBI report below.