How could other regions set up networks?
The success of NREG has generated interest from other regions, with plans to establish similar networks. We would strongly encourage this form of regional collaborative work. A few keen enthusiasts are needed to get the network going. We have found that success breeds interest and although the network started slowly enthusiasm built as results were demonstrated. We set out with early achievable goals such as region wide audits that generated interest, demonstrated the network in action and produced results relatively quickly. As abstracts were produced other centres became aware of the network and we began to develop cross regional collaboration on prospective trials. We would hope to see networks collaborating with each other and with the BSG endoscopy research network.