National Endoscopy Database


The National Endoscopy Database (NED) aims to help improve endoscopy quality in the UK by electronically collecting endoscopy KPI data into a national data set 

NED is a joint initiative between the Joint Advisory Group on gastrointestinal endoscopy (JAG), British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG), Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) and Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI), owned and hosted by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). The aim is to pool data from each hospital’s endoscopy reporting system (ERS) to a single national database, to make endoscopy data accessible to endoscopists and services in a consistent format. NED operates with the goal to facilitate quality assurance, benchmarking, service evaluation and research. 

NED will:

  • Provide high quality, benchmarked endoscopy performance reports, allowing endoscopists, providers and commissioners to identify potential issues rapidly, permitting support to improve healthcare quality.
  • Seamlessly automate real time capture of clinical data directly, without requiring double entry of data, from a variety of endoscopy reporting systems (ERS’).
  • Introduce a way to compare endoscopy procedures from across the country - functioning as a critical quality and improvement evaluation tool




Role on committee

Matt Rutter

NED Commmittee chair

Tom Lee

NED Clinical Lead

Geoff Smith

JAG QA Training Working Group Chair

John Green

JAG QA Units Working Group Chair

Paul Dunckley

QAT representative

Peter Rogers

Technical Lead - Weblogik

Raphael Broughton

JAG - Senior Programme manager

George Webster

BSG Endoscopy Committee Chair

Julie Solomon

BSG Endoscopy Head of Research and learning

Matthew Brooks

BSG research

Keith Siau

JAG clinical fellow

Shiran Esmaily

Trainee representative

James  Docherty

Surgical representative 

James East

Chair of JAG Research Committee

Nick Everitt


For more information on NED, please see the NED website.

To read the Terms of Reference or the minutes from previous NED meetings, please visit our downloads centre here

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