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  • BSG Council & Section Elections 2015

    There will be a number of vacancies on several Section Committees and on the BSG Council from June 2015. We are inviting nominations for the positions and encourage you to consider standing for election or nominating a colleague.

    The relevant forms may be downloaded below.

    If you would like to stand you will need to be nominated by a full member of the Society.

    If you are nominating someone for a position on Council or a Section Committee please ask your nominee for a short statement setting out why members should vote for them (200 words maximum). The forms should be emailed to Mr Christopher O'Shea (christopher.oshea@bsg.org.uk). This information will appear in the online voting system.

    The following vacancies will arise on BSG Section Committees and Council from June 2015:

    Council 2 vacancies
    Adolescent & Young Persons 1 vacancy for a paediatric gastroenterologist
    Endoscopy 4 vacancies
    Gastroduodenal 1 vacancy
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease 5 vacancies
    Liver 3 vacancies
    Neurogastroenterology & Motility 2 vacancies
    Oesophageal 5 vacancies
    Pancreas 1 vacancy
    Pathology 2 vacancies
    Radiology 1 vacancy
    Small Bowel & Nutrition 4 vacancies

    (All posts are 3 year terms, with the exception of those in the Pancreas Section which are 4 years)

      Council nomination form  [ 27 kb ]

      Section nomination form  [ 29 kb ]

    Please return the completed forms to the BSG Office, 3 St Andrews Place, London, NW1 4LB or by e-mail to Mr Christopher O'Shea NO LATER THAN 17:00 FRIDAY 3rd APRIL 2014.

    Elections will take place between 13th April and 8th May 2015.

    Fax no: 020 7487 3734
    Email: christopher.oshea@bsg.org.uk

  • 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

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    Enter The BMJ Awards 2015


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  • DDF 2015

    After the success of the DDF 2012 meeting, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Digestive Disorders Federation meeting will be taking place 22 -25 June 2015 at ExCeL, London.

    The meeting will consist of five Societies and Associations who have come together in a combined conference to replace their Annual Meetings for 2015:

    • The Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain & Ireland (ACPGBI)
    • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)
    • British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN)
    • British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL)
    • British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)

    Registration now open
    Earlybird registration deadline: 20 March 2015
    Accommodation booking deadline: 1 May 2015

  • 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...

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  • Training News

    BSG Trainees Survey 2014 – Summary of results December 2014


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