About Us

The group was established in 2015 and is chaired by Dr Russell Walmsley. At its formation the group was primarily endoscopy clinicians but over time EGGNZ has expanded its key stakeholders and now includes a comprehensive group of clinicians, educators and health managers.


EGGNZ currently receive funding for work on Bowel Cancer Screening Quality Standards, oversight of NEQIP and Development of Accreditation directly from the Ministry of Health. 

For more information on NEQIP please email [email protected]

This website is funded by Educational Grants from the New Zealand Society of Gastroenterology and the New Zealand Association of General Surgeons.

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Current Achievements


  • Individual standards for colonoscopy in Bowel Cancer Screening   download here
  • Unit Standards for Bowel Cancer screening    download here

Ongoing workstreams:

  • Accreditation of Endoscopy Units
  • Funding model for continuance of Endoscopy Quality
  • Endoscopy sedation training and guidelines in partnership with the Australia and New Zealand Council of Anaesthetists (ANZCA)
  • Certification and Recertification of Competence in Endoscopy