Would you like to do colonoscopy?

A handful of nurses have now been trained to perform unassisted colonoscopies in a bid to meet demand for the procedure.

The $2.6 million Health Workforce Australia pilot scheme aims to improve access in areas that have trouble attracting specialists.

Australian Doctor understands the program has ruffled a few feathers among gastroenterologists, with some feeling the procedure should only be performed by those with medical degrees.

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