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British Society of Gastroenterology policy and processes for the development of guidelines
  1. Tony CK Tham,
  2. Dermot Gleeson,
  3. Simon M Greenfield,
  4. Adam Harris,
  5. Simone Cort
  1. Clinical Services and Standards Committee, British Society of Gastroenterology, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr. Tony C K Tham, Ulster Hospital, Belfast BT16 1RH, UK; tctham1234{at}

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We refer to two recently published guidelines in this journal from the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) on coeliac disease1 and Barretts oesophagus.2 We describe our BSG policy on the production of guidelines, which sets a sufficiently high quality benchmark such that we have been awarded National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) accreditation for our production process.3 The full policy and advice document are available on our website.4

Most guidelines are commissioned by the BSG clinical services and standards committee (CSSC). The formulation of guidelines are driven by a Guideline Development Group (GDG), include a writing committee, members of which are recognised authorities in the field, and others representing a range of relevant expertise, …

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to the development of the guidelines policy, and reviewed the contents of the letter.

  • Funding This research received no specific funding.

  • Competing interests None.

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