Clinical News

Chair of the Research Advisory Committee on PHE Screening

Thursday, 01 December 2016 13:27

Public Health England are currently advertising for three Chairs for Public Health England’s cancer screening programme Research Advisory Committees (RAC). One for each of the below RACs:

  • Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (BCSP)
  • Breast Screening Programme (BSP)
  • Cervical Screening Programme (CSP)

The RACs are responsible for ensuring that PHEs screening programmes support good quality research without compromising the day to day function of the screening programmes. Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience in one or more of the following:

  • Experience in chairing a multidisciplinary group.
  • A detailed understanding of screening.
  • Experience in health services research (ideally in screening programmes).

Closing date: 07/12/2016

 

Latest IBD Registry data submission and site numbers

Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:21

As we approach the end of the year, the Registry team would like to thank all the IBD teams who have now joined the project for all their hard work. We've reached an important milestone in November with 20 sites now having submitted data, giving a total of 17,328 records. More records will be uploaded in December as we now have 44 teams who have completed their registration with NHS Digital. If you have data you’d like to upload and need any help at all please contact Mark at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Altogether, 176 IBD teams from across the UK have registered to participate, and there are 78 sites 'live' with a system for data capture, using a variety of different data entry methods (e.g. web tool, patient management system, local system etc). If you're in one of the teams that haven't yet registered please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out more about joining in.

Graham Bull prize in clinical science and Goulstonian Lectureship 2017

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:07

The Graham Bull prize was established in 1988 in honour of Sir Graham Bull, who was the first director of the Clinical Research Centre at Northwick Park. A trust for the Graham Bull prize was set up to provide money for young research workers under the age of 45 who feel that they have made a major contribution to clinical science.

The prize as designed by the trust is specifically for an application and not for nomination of individuals. The work can cover a wide range of expertise, such as:

  • molecular and cellular biology
  • imaging technology
  • psychiatry
  • health sciences

The award is open to RCP members and fellows who must apply for their own work to be considered. The sum of £1,000 is offered on a competitive basis each year.

The winner of this prize will be invited to deliver the Goulstonian Lecture, an annual lecture endowed in 1635 by Mrs Ellen Goulston in memory of her husband, Dr Theodore Goulston FRCP.

Researchers must be under the age of 45 on the application closing date (as per the terms of the original bequest), and must be a member or fellow of RCP London.

Further information, including details of how to apply, may be found on the RCP website:

Deadline for applications: Friday 31st March 2017

IBD Registry Update: Upload your patient data in November!

Monday, 31 October 2016 15:36

We are asking all sites that have any patient data live on a Registry-compatible system to upload their patient data to NHS Digital (HSCIC) during November. This is really important as the BSG Trustees will be assessing BSG support for the Registry/Audit in 2017 when they have their December 2016 meeting and we want to be able to show the good progress the Registry is making by reporting the maximum possible numbers of sites contributing and the numbers of patients in the central Registry. Every upload, even if the patient numbers on your database are relatively low, will help. Please ask for our support to do this if you need it - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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