• 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 Quality Standards for IBD


    Professor Chris Probert, Chair BSG IBD Section Committee "The BSG welcomes the release  [ ... ]

    Changes in HCV therapy - approval of Sofosbuvir


    Dr Stephen Ryder, BSG Vice-President Hepatology & Dr Andrew Austin, Chair BSG Liver Se [ ... ]

    SAGE Awards, a national awards programme to recognise excellence in gastroenterology, is now accepting entries for 2015


    The SAGE Awards - Shire Awards for Gastrointestinal Excellence, is now accepting entries f [ ... ]

  • Research News

    Outcome of the IBD Research Priority-Setting Partnership


    After an incubation period of several years, the IBD PSP has completed the exercise to det [ ... ]

    How does the HTA work?


    The first of a series of articles from Professor Tom Walley, Director of the NIHR HTA Prog [ ... ]

    NIHR CRN Senior Clinical Leadership role


    Steve Ryder has announced that he will be stepping down from his long-held position as cha [ ... ]

  • 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 Endolive UK 2015

    Endolive 2015

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

    Endolive UK will be the UK's first national live endoscopy event. The event is led by BSG and will involve live endoscopy from 4 of the UK's leading endoscopy centres. Live cases will cover many areas of endoscopy practice and will be supported by state of the art talks from world experts in endoscopy.

    We anticipate this to be one of the major endoscopy events in the UK over the next few years and we would strongly encourage you to attend.

  • 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

    UEG Training Support 2016


    A central element of UEG work is helping to fund innovative educational programmes, as wel [ ... ]

    Enter The BMJ Awards 2015


    Now in their 7th year The BMJ Awards, in association with MDDUS, recognises and celebrates [ ... ]

    BSG Endolive 2015


    12th & 13th March The UK now delivers some of the highest quality endoscopy, endosc [ ... ]

  • 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
    Abstract submission deadline: 27 February 2015
    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...

  • Latest Research Summaries

  • Media & Press

    NICE decision on biologics "great news for ulcerative colitis patients"


    The BSG has strongly welcomed NICE guidance issued today which approves the use of biologi [ ... ]

    Lancet liver recommendations must be implemented to address crisis


    The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) has today urged for the Lancet Commission UK [ ... ]

    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
     [ ... ]

  • Training News

    BSG Trainees Survey 2014 – Summary of results December 2014


    The 2014 survey was sent to all trainees in gastroenterology in the UK using both BSG and  [ ... ]