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COVID-19 as a barrier to attending for gastrointestinal endoscopy: weighing up the risks

The Lancet Gastroenterology & Hepatology - Gastrointestinal endoscopy is the cornerstone of gastrointestinal cancer diagnostics. Services were largely suspended during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic (appendix p 1),1 with procedures done during April and May, 2020, representing only 12% of pre-COVID-19 activity.2 Following British Society of Gastroenterology3 guidance on recommencing gastrointestinal endoscopy at the end of April, 2020,...

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