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
The latest national audit report was published, 25 September 2014. It address the provisio [ ... ]
August 2014 A summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE clinical guideline 141 [ ... ]
NICE is currently recruiting for additional members to join their Quality Standards Adviso [ ... ]
At 4pm on Thursday 13 November 2014, a webinar will give potential applicants guidance on [ ... ]
The Dr Falk Pharma UK/Core Awards 2015 The Dr Falk/Core awards recognise those who brin [ ... ]
Applications are invited by the Research Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterol [ ... ]
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BSG Endolive UK 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. Reduced registration fees are available until 1st December.
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.
12th & 13th March The UK now delivers some of the highest quality endoscopy, endosc [ ... ]
Thursday 4th December 2014 BSG members are encouraged to attend this one-day medical co [ ... ]
April 17-19, 2015
House of European Gastroenterology
Vienna, Austria This course speci [ ... ]
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
Risk of C. difficile in hospitalized patients receiving metronidazole
A study in the most recent issue of Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology evaluates the risk...
Management of pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease
November's issue of the Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics evaluates the management of pediatric nonalcoholic fatty...
Pregnancy complications and adverse birth outcomes among women with celiac disease
The latest issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology evaluates pregnancy complications and adverse birth...
Fiber laxatives reduce colorectal cancer risk
The most recent issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology evaluates the effect of bowel...
Medical costs in patients newly diagnosed with chronic constipation
The latest European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology evaluates constipation-related direct medical costs in patients...
- Risk of C. difficile in hospitalized patients receiving metronidazole
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 [ ... ]