• Welcome to the BSG

  • Frontline Gastroenterology


    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


    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

    NICE Evidence Update: Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding


    August 2014 A summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 141  [ ... ]

    SAGE Awards 2014


    This year the SAGE Award (Shire Award for Gastrointestinal Excellence) first place has bee [ ... ]

    Vacancies on NICE Quality Standards Advisory Committees (QSAC)


    NICE is currently recruiting for additional members to join their Quality Standards Adviso [ ... ]

  • Research News

    Crohn's and Colitis UK Medical Research Awards 2015


    Applications are invited for the year 2015 grants to be awarded by Crohn's and Colitis UK. [ ... ]

    Survey: Participation in clinical studies in the UKCRN portfolio of clinical research studies


    We are undertaking a survey to assess BSG members' current participation in clinical studi [ ... ]

    Spotlight on Hepatitis


    To mark World Hepatitis Day (28 July) the NIHR Clinical Research Network has launched "Spo [ ... ]

  • Core


    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 Trainees Education Weekend 2014

    BSG Education Weekend 2014

    This year's BSG Trainees Education Weekend will be held on 3rd & 4th October 2014 at the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - 'The Caledonian'

    Cost: £50 per BSG Trainee member and £100 for non-members.

    The 2014 Education weekend will cover transitional care in liver disease and IBD, intestinal failure, functional disorders and end-stage liver disease. We hope to see you there...

  • BSG Endolive UK 2015

    Endolive 2015

    BSG Endolive UK 2015 will be held on 12rd & 13th March 2015 at the ICC, Birmingham

    The UK now delivers some of the highest quality endoscopy practice, endoscopy training and endoscopy research in the world. On March 12 and 13 2015, Endolive UK will be taking place at the International Conference Centre in Birmingham. This meeting, organised by the BSG, will showcase the best of UK endoscopy. It will bring together the UK’s leading endoscopists and will deliver a mixture of live case demonstrations and state of the art talks.

  • Alcohol-Related Disease

    Alcohol Related Disease

    Alcohol-Related Disease: meeting the challenge of improved quality of care and better use of resources sets out a practical plan for implementing a national strategy to improve services for patients that repeatedly attend hospital because of their dependence on alcohol and associated health problems. Its recommendations aim to improve the effectiveness of hospital services for patients who are alcohol dependent and who present at hospital in several ways, often through A&E. The paper calls for a dedicated Alcohol Team and a lead clinician at consultant level. It suggests ways of coordinating alcohol policies across hospitals and local areas.

  • Education News

    Dame Sheila Sherlock Travelling Fellowships in Hepatology


    Applications are invited from consultants and specialty registrars for Dame Sheila Sherloc [ ... ]

    Frontline Gastroenterology: Twitter Debate.


    Dr Anton Emmanuel, Editor, Frontline Gastroenterology Frontline Gastroenterology is pleas [ ... ]

    BASL Annual Meeting


    Monday 15th - Wednesday 17th September 2014Including BLTG Liver Transplant Meeting, 18 Sep [ ... ]

  • 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

    At BSG 2014, Clinical Lead, Dr Fraser Cummings presented the first data on over 4000 patients from the UK IBD Registry. This presentation gives an idea of the trends that can be observed using Registry data, such as patients' smoking status or medication. One important development is the linkage with Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data, which shows healthcare utilisation, e.g. the number of outpatient appointments and A&E admissions each year.

    Early Adopters' Lead, Dr Matthew Johnson provided practical advice on using the Registry Patient Management System (PMS) to support patient care, and explained how he and his team at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital have successfully used the system to fund an additional IBD specialist nurse.

    We also launched our new Registry Information Pack, a step-by-step guide to joining the IBD Registry, including information for clinical teams, IT and Caldicott Guardians as well as an example business case, PMS screen shots and letters.

  • 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.

    Further Information...

  • Latest Research Summaries

  • Media & Press

    Exercise Linked to More Diverse Gut Microbiota, But Diet Likely Plays a Role


    By Amy Orciari Herman
    Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and André Sofair, MD, MPH
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    A history of Luminal Gastroenterology in Britain


    by Peter Down This is a personal account of the British contribution to luminal gastroen [ ... ]

    BMJ Press Release: Doctors are missing coeliac disease, warns senior GP


    Released: Wednesday 15 May 2013 Doctors are missing coeliac disease, warns senior GP,  [ ... ]

  • Training News

    Communications masterclass for women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)


    Women working in STEM are invited to attend a masterclass from Screenhouse on communicatio [ ... ]

    Train the Trainers Workshop: Taipei, Taiwan


    Workshop Dates: Monday - Thursday, 13-16 April 2015 BSG members are invited to apply for  [ ... ]