NCEPOD are recruiting a multi‐disciplinary group of healthcare professionals with a working
interest in acute intestinal obstruction.
Case reviewers will be asked to attend meetings during which they will assess case note extracts
and questionnaires and provide expert opinion on the care patients receive. A training day will be
held on Thursday 13th September at a central London location (if you are unable to make this
date, training on an ad hoc basis is possible). You would typically be required to attend 4
subsequent case reviewer meetings at the NCEPOD offices in London. It is anticipated case
review meetings will begin in October 2018 and will run for approximately 6 months. Travel
expenses will be reimbursed.
We are looking for clinicians from a wide variety of specialties, including (and not exclusive to)
gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery, colorectal surgery, emergency medicine, physicians in
acute medicine, anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, interventional radiology, dieticians and
nursing (including critical care). We aim to recruit clinicians from different clinical grades
including senior trainees (ST6 and above) and applicants should be in current clinical practice.
Primary aim: To identify remedial factors in process of care of patients with both large and small
• Emergency admission factors (including recognition prior to hospital admission)
• Initial assessment and diagnosis (including risk assessment and delays in diagnosis)
• Admission to the ward (including the route of admission, admitting specialty and delays
• Treatment plan (including continuity of care and communication)
• Imaging (including time to imaging, the reporting of imaging and communication of
• Decision making (including multidisciplinary input and clinician seniority)
• Non‐surgical therapy
• Surgery (including delays, decision making and continuity of care)
• Post‐operative care (including location, nutrition and complications)
• Discharge and follow up arrangements
• End of life care
The data collected during these meetings will form the major part of the studies final report.
All hospitals in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and public hospitals in the Isle of Man,
Jersey and Guernsey that treat patients for an acute bowel obstruction will be included in the
Further information can be found on our website http://www.ncepod.org.uk/bo.html
If you would be interested in acting as a Case Reviewer for this study please send a copy of your CV
(preferably by email) including the names of two referees to the contact details below. The deadline
for applications is Wednesday 8th August.
NCEPOD Tel: 0207 251 9060
Ground Floor Fax: 0207 250 0020
Abbey House E‐mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
74‐76 St John Street Web: www.ncepod.org.uk