• Welcome to the BSG

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  • Colin Rees and team win HSJ Award

    Prof Colin Rees wins 'Clinical Research Impact' category at HSJ Awards

    On 23 November 2016, BSG Vice-President for Endoscopy, Prof Colin Rees and his team at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust won the Clinical Research Impact category of the Health Service Journal annual awards, for their entry "Delivering High Quality Gastroenterology Research". Sponsored by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network, the award is presented to an NHS organisation that has made an extra effort to embed clinical research as core business and harness the outcomes of clinical research to improve services and treatments for its patients. The full statement from the NIHR can be found on the NIHR website. The full list of awards is on the Health Service Journal website. The BSG congratulates Prof Rees and his team.

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  • Frontline Gastroenterology

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    Frontline Gastroenterology (FG) aims to accelerate the adoption of best practice in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology. It is multidisciplinary and focuses on the needs of patients and the professionals caring for them. The principal criterion for publication is potential impact on patient care. FG is an official journal of the British Society of Gastroenterology.

    Editor: Dr Anton Emmanuel.

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  • Gut

    gutjnl_58_11.coverGut is a leading international peer-reviewed journal in gastroenterology and hepatology, with an established reputation for publishing first class clinical research of the alimentary tract, liver, biliary tree and pancreas.

    Gut delivers up-to-date, authoritative, clinically oriented coverage. Regular features include articles by leading authorities, reports on the latest treatments for diseases, reviews and commentaries.

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  • AP & T

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    Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

    Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics is an international journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. AP&T is particularly interested in therapies and diagnostics: clinical trials, identification of novel therapeutic targets, epidemiology, and drug safety.

    AP&T publishes systematic reviews, meta-analyses, randomized clinical trials, and original scientific articles every fortnight.

    Editors: Roy Pounder and Nick Talley

    Click here for full access to AP&T

  • Clinical News

    GIRFT - An opportunity to make a difference to your specialty at a national level

    08/12/2016

    Following the success of Getting It Right First Time's (GIRFT) orthopaedic pilot, which ha [ ... ]

    NICE committee to develop guidelines on Alcohol: school-based interventions

    06/12/2016

    NICE are looking to recruit experts on Alcohol to join their Public Health committee to de [ ... ]

    Chair of the Research Advisory Committee on PHE Screening

    01/12/2016

    Public Health England are currently advertising for three Chairs for Public Health England [ ... ]

  • Research News

    New HRA approval leaflet

    30/11/2016

    The Health Research Authority (HRA) has published a new brief leaflet setting out high lev [ ... ]

    Sir Francis Avery-Jones BSG Research Award 2017

    29/11/2016

    Applications are invited by the Research Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterol [ ... ]

    New animation from the Royal Society - What is gene editing and how does it work?

    28/11/2016

    Gene editing allows scientists to change gene sequences by adding, replacing or removing s [ ... ]

  • Core

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    Core is a registered charity that raises funds for research to help fight diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas. For more information or to donate visit the Core website.

     

    Click here to visit Core website

    Click here to view patient information leaflets

  • Join the BSG

    Join the BSG for a range of benefits. Click here to find out more.

  • BSG Annual Meeting 2017

    Join us at BSG 2017 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, UK - 19th-22nd June 2017.

    BSG 2014: GMEX Manchester

    We are pleased to announce that abstract submission for the BSG Annual Meeting 2017 is now OPEN!

    To submit an abstract for consideration, please visit the dedicated abstract page by clicking here.

    • Registration Live: Thurs 3rd November 2016
    • Abstract Submission deadline: Fri 24th February 2017
    • Earlybird Registration Deadline: Fri 17th March 2017
    • Abstract authors notified (successful authors can still register at early bird rate until 8th May): Fri 28th April 2017

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  • BSG Endolive UK 2017

    Endolive 2015

    BSG Endolive UK 2017 will be held on 2nd & 3rd March 2017 at the ICC, Birmingham

    The first Endolive meeting in 2015 was the largest live endoscopy meeting ever held in the UK, with more than 500 delegates, and with excellent feedback. The two day meeting will again be held at the Birmingham ICC, with live links to two of the UK's premier endoscopic centres, St Mark's Hospital in London, and Glasgow Royal Infirmary. The very best of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy will be demonstrated, as well as clinical updates, breakout sessions, and symposia. Delegates will be joined by an outstanding UK and international expert faculty.

  • BSG Strategy: 2016 - 2021

    This document is intended to provide an overview of the strategic approach the BSG will take to its purpose and activities. It is intended to be a high level document to support its members, leadership and staff to meet the charity's objectives.

    The overarching strategy is intended to tie together and support more detailed strategic plans and specific activity in a range of key areas identified. It is not a static document and will be reviewed regularly to ensure it meets its original objectives and reflects the views of patients, members and Trustees.

    A one, three and five year approach is taken in identifying strategic objectives and the strategy will be reviewed annually by the BSG Trustees and Executive, and in consultation with the membership through Council as well as wider engagement activity.

    Please find below a one page summary, the full document can be found by logging in to the Members' area.

  • Education News

    Report to the BSG Education Committee on the Train The Trainers Workshop 21-25 November 2016, Ras Al-Khaimah, UAE

    06/12/2016

    Dr Laith AlRubaiy
    Clinical lecturer and speciality registrar in Gastroenterology, Swansea  [ ... ]

    Basic Science Course: Gut microbiota: Relevance, analysis, modulation

    28/11/2016

    UEG will be holding their next Basic Science Course on 22-24 June 2017 in Rome, Italy. Thi [ ... ]

    My College Online - RCPSG

    25/11/2016

    The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have some new modules available on [ ... ]

  • Symptoms following pelvic radiotherapy

    For as many as 500,000 people the end of their cancer treatment doesn't mean the end of their cancer journey, with around 90,000 people experiencing chronic changes in lower gastrointestinal function including diarrhoea, faecal incontinence, urgency, flatulence, bleeding, hernia, adhesions, strictures, pain and fistula. BSG and Macmillan are working together to ensure those involved in the potential treatment and care of people with these issues are equipped with the relevant resources and information to support their patients. Macmillan are also working to empower patients to raise these often debilitating and embarrassing issues with health care professionals.

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  • BSG Annual Report 2015-2016

    BSG Annual Report 2016

    We are delighted to present the 2015-2016 BSG Annual Review – the first we have published for some five years – as an illustration of the range of activities that the Society undertakes on your behalf. It has always seemed to us that one of the greatest attractions of gastroenterology as a specialty is its sheer breadth. Some of what we do will be familiar but certainly one of our aims is to showcase some of the less well-known areas of our activity.

  • BMJ Open Gastroenterology

    Your invitation to submit to BMJ Open Gastroenterology

    BMJ Open Gastroenterology is a new online-only peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by BMJ in partnership with the British Society of Gastroenterology and edited by Joseph Lim, Associate Professor of Medicine, Digestive Diseases, Yale University. The journal is dedicated to publishing research in all disciplines and therapeutic areas of gastroenterology.

    Publish your next paper with BMJ Open Gastroenterology and benefit from:

    • Open Access, providing maximum exposure for your research
    • Exclusive 25% APC discount for BSG members, use code L424S55 upon payment
    • Rapid peer review and turnaround times
    • High visibility from trusted international brands
    • Compliance with funder mandates, including NIH, RCUK and Wellcome Trust

    Access the latest content here including an article on faecal incontinence - the hidden scourge of irritable bowel syndrome, or watch the introductory video to find out more.

  • BSG TV

    BSG TV

    BSGtv features selected presentations from BSG meetings from 2009 onwards. Some presentations have multiple choice questions associated with them. Members can print out certificates upon completion of question sets. It is hoped that further question sets and content will be made available over time; if you would like to get involved in the process, please contact Julie Solomon.

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  • BSG Commissioning Guidance

    BSG Commissioning ReportTogether with a range of professional and patient group partners - BAPEN, BASL, the IBS Network, Crohn's & Colitis UK, Coeliac UK and British Liver Trust - the BSG has published commissioning guidance. We hope this will guide commissioners in developing services and assist our members in engaging with commissioners.

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  • UK IBD Registry

    IBD Registry

    The IBD Registry provides the first ever UK-wide repository of IBD patient data for prospective audit and research. It aims to harness the power of data collected electronically at the point of care so that information can be used dynamically to improve quality of care, patient experience and outcomes. To find out more about joining in, contact simone.cort@ibdregistry.org.uk.

  • Taster Membership

    The BSG has launched a taster membership scheme for medical students/foundation doctors . Benefits of this scheme include access to a tailored microsite on the BSG website, with educational content, political commentary and an informal mentoring scheme.

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  • Latest Research Summaries

  • Media & Press

    BSG Position Statement: Straight to Test Pathways for lower GI endoscopy

    04/10/2016

    The BSG has been actively engaging with NHS England on behalf of members around proposals  [ ... ]

    BSG Statement on the findings of the IBD Audit Report

    22/09/2016

    Commenting, Dr Barney Hawthorne, Chairman of the IBD Section at the BSG, said: "The Bri [ ... ]

    NCEPOD Review of Pancreatitis Care

    07/07/2016

    NCEPOD has published its latest report - 'Treat the Cause' - A review of the care received [ ... ]

  • Training News

    Royal College of Physicians census of consultant physicians and trainees 2013-2014

    29/06/2015

    Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK - Gastroenterology [ ... ]

    BSG Trainees Section Training Survey 2014

    19/05/2015

    Executive Summary The 2014 survey was sent to all trainees in gastroenterology in the UK  [ ... ]