BSG Opportunities

Opportunity: NICE Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee

NICE are looking to appoint a specialist in abdominal/laparoscopic surgery –either upper or lower Gastrointestinal.

The Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee (IPAC) draws on the best research evidence available to advise NICE on the safety and efficacy of new interventional procedures, such as new surgical, endoscopic and radiological techniques. NICE uses the recommendations of IPAC as the basis for its guidance on new interventional procedures to the NHS in the whole of the UK.

Deadline: 5pm 28th November

Endoscopy Clinical Fellow

Location: University Hospital of North Tees

Job Title: Endoscopy Clinical Fellow

Salary: £30,002 - £47,175

Hours: 40 hours

Contract Type: Fixed Term for 1 year ( possibility to extend to 2/3 years)

Post start: Expected to start September 2015

Disclosure Check: Enhanced

Opportunity: Clinical Fellow in Endoscopy

Location: Based at University Hospital of North Tees

Prime responsibility: To share in the delivery of endoscopic services

Accountable to: Medical Director

Reports to: Trust Lead for Endoscopy & CD Bowel Cancer Screening

Works with: Consultant Colleagues and Nursing Staff

Key tasks:

  • Maintenance of the highest clinical standards in the management of patients
  • To actively participate in both departmental and Trust matters concerning Clinical Governance and audit.
  • To have responsibility for ensuring active participation in continuing medical education (CME)
  • To develop, coordinate & participate in endoscopy-based and bowel cancer screening-related research
  • To assist in the running of endoscopy-related training courses

JAG QA of Training Working Group Chair

Post title: Chair, JAG QA of Training Working Group

Period of appointment: Two years, renewable for a further year by agreement

Funding: 0.5 PA initially increasing to 0.75 PA from April 2015 (Reimbursed to NHS employer)

Duties of Post

The post holder will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for the QA of Training Working Group in developing policies and themes of work relevant to endoscopy training and the role of the JAG in delivering a quality assurance framework.

Current themes of work include:

  • Development and revision of the JETS e-portfolio
  • Review and periodic revision of the Training domain of the GRS
  • Development of QA process for training courses and training centres
  • Trainee portfolio certification
  • Supporting development of certification in therapeutic upper GI endoscopy and ERCP; capsule endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound
  • QA of training aspects of formal JAG visits
  • Development of guidance concerning CPD of independent endoscopists and support systems for poorly performing endoscopists
  • Liaise with other key stake holders with an interest in training including BSG, ACPGBI, AUGIS and Health Education England.

Application and appointments process

Interested parties are welcome to have an informal discussion ahead of application with either Mr John Stebbing, Chair of the JAG ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Dr Mark Feeney, current Chair of the QA Training Working Group ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Applicants should submit the following to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it :

Letter of application
Short CV

Closing date for applications is 1 December 2014.

Vacancy- Social Media Editor

An exciting new vacancy of Social Media Editor has emerged on behalf Gut. The role seeks someone who can drive the journal's presence and readership worldwide through the use of social media such as the journal's blog, podcasts, Facebook and Twitter.

Gut is a leading international journal in gastroenterology and has an established reputation for publishing first class clinical research of the alimentary tract, the liver, biliary tree and pancreas. Already with a repertoire of online features, such as the journal's Twitter and Facebook pages, Gut is looking for someone to work closely with the editorial team to improve and enhance these features. The aim is to extend the reach of the journal's content worldwide, as well as helping its core readership to stay up to date with new developments within the field.

The successful applicant would be expected to be educated to postgraduate level, with sufficient knowledge in the journal's subject area. Importantly, an applicant should have enthusiasm for the subject area, creativity, and an interest in using new technologies to publicize scientific research. Some experience of science communication and/or web content management systems such as Twitter, Facebook and Wordpress would be preferred. The role is ideally suited to an early to mid-career researcher.

The Social Media Editor will report directly to the journal's Editor-in-Chief, Professor Emad El-Omar, and will be expected to attend the journal's regular editorial meetings. It should be noted that the position will receive a small annual honorarium, and full training and support will be provided by the BMJ's digital communications team.

To apply, please send a covering letter and your CV to Claire Weinberg, Journals Manager at the BMJ Group ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Deadline for applications: 30th November 2014