• 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

    Streamlining diagnostic pathways for patients with vague symptoms


    The ACE Programme has recently published a report looking at the most effective ways to di [ ... ]

    Survey: International Survey of Polypectomy Practice


    Professor Michael Bourke - Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Department of Gastroent [ ... ]

    Guidance on Decontamination of Equipment for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy: 2017 Edition


    The Report of a Working Party of the British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy Committ [ ... ]

  • Research News

    Coeliac UK seeking new Chair of their Research Strategy Board


    The Chair of the Research Strategy Board will need to provide the charity with expert insi [ ... ]

    Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel


    Professor Ailsa Hart The Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel represents a group of m [ ... ]

    Trainee Research Awards: Deadline 30 June 2017


    Core and the British Society of Gastroenterology are inviting applications under this new  [ ... ]

  • 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

  • Manchester Attack and BSG 2017

    Following the news of the awful attack in Manchester this morning, our thoughts remain with the victims and their loved ones, alongside BSG members who may be involved in their care. The safety of our members and delegates is of the utmost priority for us, and in the light of yesterday’s incident event we are holding discussions, in conjunction with our Professional Conference Organiser, with the venue and other bodies involved in the organisation of the BSG Annual Meeting to put extra precautions in place where required for attendees when it opens in June. We will be updating members and attendees with further information shortly.

  • 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
    • Abstract authors notified (successful authors can still register at early bird rate until 8th May): Fri 28th April 2017

    Visit meeting website

  • Workforce Report 2016

    The BSG Workforce Report for 2016 is now available to view on the BSG Training page. Please follow the further information link below to view the report from 2016 and previous years.

  • 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

    Upcoming RCP events on integrated care for long-term conditions


    The Royal College of Physicians is hosting two events in June 2017 that will focus on inte [ ... ]

    Find out what updates to expect at the 25th UEG Week


    Take a glance at the state-of-the-art updates you can get from the top experts in digestiv [ ... ]

    9th Annual Sheffield Gastroenterology Symposium


    Holiday Inn Royal Victoria
    22nd September 2017
    This is the largest regional meeting in th [ ... ]

  • 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.

  • BSG Twitter Feed

  • 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.

  • 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.


    Register at:


    • MON 15th MAY EXETER

    A series of half-day meetings to support clinical teams as they join the IBD Registry. The sessions provide protected time for teams to learn about the Biologics Audit and QI programme using the IBD Registry, and to develop local plans for Registry adoption. Each meeting will be tailored to local needs and aim to provide information, support and hands-on guidance. Experts from the Registry will be on hand to answer questions, and interactive workshops will provide practical support for teams to work together to develop your own plans. Free to attend due to generous industry sponsorship.

  • 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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  • 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

    Obituary: Dr Tim Heymann


    Professor John Williams Tim Heymann died on the 18th October 2016, shortly after his 55th [ ... ]

    BSG Comment on publication of 2nd Atlas of Variation in NHS Diagnostic Services in England


    The President of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Professor Martin Lombard comment [ ... ]

    BSG Statement on the findings of the IBD Audit Report


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

  • Training News

    Inaugural RCP medical education conference: Supporting learning in a clinical environment


    7 June 2017, London This is the first Royal College of Physicians (RCP) conference that i [ ... ]

    Securing the future workforce supply - Gastrointestinal endoscopy workforce review


    The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) was commissioned by the Department of Health  [ ... ]

    Athena – a development programme for women leaders


    The Office of the Chief Scientific Officer is committed to developing clinical leadership  [ ... ]