UEG Digestive Health Month
Wednesday, 04 May 2016 12:38
UEG Digestive Health Month in May to shine the light on GI diseases in Europe.
The first UEG Digestive Health Month will take place this May to increase awareness about digestive health and to highlight how more funding can help to advance our understanding of related diseases. It will bring much needed attention to gastrointestinal diseases that people often shy away from.
Two of the key initiatives being organised by UEG will be the "Digestive Health and Children" and "Prevention, Promotion and Screening" events to be held in the European Parliament. They will enable UEG members to raise awareness and reach out to policymakers about the rising incidence of GI diseases in the EU and the worrying lack of research funding to address them.
UEG will point out that more than 600 million patients over 60 suffered from a gastrointestinal disease in 2000. This number is expected to double to 1.2 billion by 2025. And yet, GI receives far too little of Europe's current annual health research budget.
IBD Regsitry Update: Join us at the BSG in June!
Thursday, 28 April 2016 13:36
Join Stuart Bloom, Ian Arnott, Pearl Avery, Keith Bodger and Fraser Cummings at the BSG meeting in Liverpool next month. Delivering Quality with the IBD Registry will give you a chance to find out more about IBD Audit and IBD Registry plans as the Registry takes over from the Audit as the vehicle for ongoing data collection. The session is on Thursday 23rd June 8:45-10:15 and will include group work and discussions to give you a chance to help shape the project.
If you can't make the Thursday session, the IBD Audit Programme and IBD Registry teams will be sharing a stand in the charities section of the exhibition throughout the conference. Do come and see us to find out more about plans for the future.
April data submission
Web tool update
Crohn's & Colitis UK Registry Research Project
As part of Crohn's and Colitis UK funded registry research, the team at University of Liverpool (led by Keith Bodger) has generated reports of IBD-related activity for English hospitals based on anonymous HES data. Pilot local reports have been sent to selected hospital IBD teams in a first round of consultation. The next phase of the project will share reports more widely with Registry sites. Feedback from local teams will help to shape the content of reports and explore better ways to analyse the administrative data. The Registry is working to gain permission to extend reporting to similar administrative datasets in other parts of the UK. Future linkage to Registry data will aim to maximise the value of both sources of data to support service delivery and quality improvement.
The first patients' data has been entered on the anaemia service evaluation pages of the web tool, demonstrating the ability to use the system for specific research or audit projects involving selected IBD Teams.
NHSE proposed revisions to Clinical Reference Groups
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:57
The recent engagement period on the proposed revisions to Clinical Reference Groups has resulted in changes to their structure. All changes, along with a summary of the feedback received during the engagement period, are set out in the attached engagement outcome report:
Revisions have now been agreed by NHS England's Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group and they will be implementing the changes over the next few months.
The recruitment process for the new CRG chairs and request for interest in members has now started and the advert can be found at
The closing date for applications is midnight on 15th May.
UEG Elections 2016
Friday, 08 April 2016 09:31
The UEG has given notice that the following positions will be elected during UEG Week Vienna 2016:
- Chair of the Scientific Committee
- Chair of the Public Affairs Committee
- Two Members on the National Societies Committee
Deadline for nominations: September 16, 2016.
The specific job descriptions for each position are available online and the UEG statutes should be carefully considered during the definition of suitable candidates.
2 positions for Members on the National Societies Committee
Given UEG's focus on equality and the current composition of the National Societies Committee they will only consider female candidates for this round of elections during the meeting of the National Societies Forum at UEG Week Vienna 2016. Access the Call for Elections and Job Description.
Election of Chairs of the EUG Scientific and Public Affairs Committee
Following Article 11 of the UEG statutes, Chairs of the Committees are elected already one year before the term of their predecessor ends to allow a smooth handover of business. Chair Elects for these positions will thus be elected during the Meeting of Members (former General Assembly) on occasion of UEG Week Vienna 2016.
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