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About the BSG

The British Society of Gastroenterology is an organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom. It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested in the field. Founded in 1937 it has grown from a club to be a major force in British medicine, with representation within the British Royal Colleges and consequently the Department of Health and Government. Internationally it is represented at World and European level. The BSG is a registered charity.

The BSG runs an annual scientific meeting at which many hundred original papers are presented to audiences approaching 2600 professionals. It is also intimately involved in all aspects of training of British gastroenterology and to original research in the field. Research is supported indirectly through promotion of high standards and offering platforms for scientific presentation and publication, and directly through substantial financial contributions to the Society's affiliated charity, Core (formerly the Digestive Disorders Foundation).

"Gut", the Society's scientific journal is Europe's highest ranked, by citation-related impact factor. The Society regularly produces guidelines on aspects of contemporary practice.

While the Society exists for the promotion of the discipline it is not itself able to provide medical advice nor to recommend individual practitioners. Prospective patients are advised to consult their own medical advisers with a view to referral to a member of the Society.