Welcome to the BSG
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.
Gut 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.
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
An Evidence Update on Crohn's disease has been published by NICE. NICE Evidence Updates h [ ... ]
The latest national audit report was published, 25 September 2014. It address the provisio [ ... ]
A fellow of the Royal College of Physicians is sought to join the Joint Specialty Committe [ ... ]
April 17-19, 2015
House of European Gastroenterology
Vienna, Austria This course special [ ... ]
An exciting new vacancy of Social Media Editor has emerged on behalf Gut. The role seeks s [ ... ]
Applications are invited for the year 2015 grants to be awarded by Crohn's and Colitis UK. [ ... ]
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BSG Endolive UK 2015
BSG Endolive UK 2015 will be held on 12th & 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 12th and 13th 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: 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.
April 17-19, 2015
House of European Gastroenterology
Vienna, Austria This course speci [ ... ]
The BSG wishes to fund a number of educational projects to promote the practice of gastroe [ ... ]
Applications are invited from consultants and specialty registrars for Dame Sheila Sherloc [ ... ]
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
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.
BSG Commissioning Guidance
Together 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.
UK 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.
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.
Latest Research Summaries
Predicting patients with chronic hepatitis C in need of early treatment
October's issue of the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics reviewed predictive models that identify patients with...
Norovirus outbreak due to person-to-person transmission
This month's European Journal of Gastroenterology reports person-to-person transmission of norovirus resulting in an outbreak...
Patient outcomes after IPAA with or without preoperative radiation
A study in the latest Diseases of the Colon & Rectum identifies differences in short-term...
Prevention of postoperative recurrence of Crohn's disease
Antitumor necrosis factor α is more effective than conventional medical therapy for the prevention of...
Factors that determine prolonged cecal intubation time during colonoscopy
A study in the latest issue of the Scandanavian Journal of Gastroenterology evaluates the impact...
- Predicting patients with chronic hepatitis C in need of early treatment
Media & Press
Commenting on the UK audit of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) service provision, carried [ ... ]
By Amy Orciari Herman
Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and André Sofair, MD, MPH [ ... ]
by Peter Down This is a personal account of the British contribution to luminal gastroen [ ... ]
Workshop Dates: Monday - Thursday, 13-16 April 2015 BSG members are invited to apply for [ ... ]