• Welcome to the BSG

  • UEGW 2017

  • 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: Medical Technologies Advisory Committee


    NICE are looking for members to join the Medical Technologies Advisory Committee. Closing [ ... ]

    IBD Registry News: October 2017


    The latest news from the IBD Registry can be found at the further information link below.  [ ... ]

    IBD Registry News: September 2017


    The latest news from the IBD Registry can be found at the further information link below.  [ ... ]

  • Research News

    Event: INNOVATE 2017-Birmingham


    INNOVATE 2017 is taking place on the 8th and 9th November 2017 at the NEC, Birmingham. Thi [ ... ]

    New test for bowel cancer


    A new screening test is being hailed as the most efficient way to indicate risk of colorec [ ... ]

    Research priority setting in Barrett's oesophagus and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease


    The vast potential burden of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and Barrett's oesophagus on [ ... ]

  • 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

  • In Memoriam

    Richard Driscoll

    It is with great regret and sadness that I have to inform you of the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Richard Driscoll. Richard passed away this morning (Saturday 21st October) following a cardiac arrest earlier this week. He is survived by his wife Aviva, sons Adam, Sam and Johnny and by three grandchildren. They and his wider family, friends and colleagues have our sincerest condolences.

    Many of us in the gastroenterology community will have met, interacted with or worked closely with Richard. He led what was then called the National Association for Crohn's and Colitis (now Crohn's and Colitis UK) as CEO and since then has been an independent healthcare consultant on projects like the IBD Registry as Director of Development. He had served as a Trustee of the BSG and made a huge impact on the specialty.

    Richard was a hugely engaging, warm and insightful individual who worked tirelessly on whatever cause or project he was engaged in. His impact on patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease has been enormous and will continue to be felt for years to come. Most of all Richard was a great human being who placed his family, community, friends and colleagues before anything. I'm sure many of us have a very positive memory of an interaction with Richard, be it large or small. He will be sorely missed.

    Richard Gardner, CEO, British Society of Gastroenterology


    Live Endoscopy

    Broadcasting Worldwide!

    International faculty
    Special cases

    November 3, 2017, 8 am - 5 pm (UK time)
    live on bsg.org.uk

    ENDOCLUB ON AIR! is proudly presented as a cooperation of the British Society of Gastroenterology and Endoclub Nord in Hamburg

  • Join the BSG

    Join the BSG for a range of benefits. Click here to find out more.

  • 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

    Mistakes in the medical management of IBD and how to avoid them


    The prevalence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is rising with some patients facing yea [ ... ]

    Cardiff Advanced Endoscopy Symposium 2017


    9-10 November 2017
    Cardiff, UK
    With national and international faculty including Eduar [ ... ]

    Newcastle Clinical Nutrition Course 2018


    7-9 March 2018
    Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle
    Organised by Dr Chris Mountford and Dr Nick 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.

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  • 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

    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  [ ... ]

    Royal College of Physicians census of consultant physicians and trainees 2013-2014


    Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK - Gastroenterology [ ... ]