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Dear Editor, this is a service evaluation. As such it is of great interest but the findings in terms of costs and benefits should not be prejudged and the drawbacks and advantages have yet to be defined. A clear limitation is that no diagnostic histological evidence can be obtained in the situation where a possible abnormality is identified, and conventional endoscopy is then still required. I can find no evidence that NHS England said "Patients can be treated at home", which would be confusing investigation and intervention. The coronavirus pandemic has seen many initiatives being overhyped and data presented before proper analysis and peer review. This has been an unwelcome trend that needs to be reversed.