Clinical News

Opportunity: JAG Clinical Fellow

Monday, 23 May 2016 13:06

The JAG Clinical Fellow is a full time, fixed term role for two years. The fellow will be responsible for co-ordinating, analysing and publishing numerous research projects primarily based on data from the JAG Endoscopy Training Portfolio (JETS). The post holder will also support developments to the JETS ePortfolio and other related JAG training activity.

For full information please see the advert and job description in the JAG download centre on www.thejag.org.uk. Please note the closing date for applications is Friday 10 June 2016 (extended from original deadline of 31 May 2016).

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 Registry Update: Join us at the BSG in June!

Thursday, 28 April 2016 13:36

Join us at the BSG in June!

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

We are receiving data from participating sites and will update you on the numbers next month. If you are a site that now has patient data available and would like to start submitting that to the Registry, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we will support you in making the necessary arrangements.

Web tool update and support for local implementation

The web tool has undergone its final development and testing so that sites can use it for ongoing data collection for audit and quality improvement. It will be available next month. Starter packs have been sent to all registered sites. If you haven't received your starter pack please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

We have also drafted a letter which can be sent to Trust CEOs to ask for their assistance with Registry participation. The letter is signed by the BSG President, IBD Section Chair, IBD Registry Chair, IBD Audit Clinical Lead and the CEO of Crohn's and Colitis UK. If you feel this would be helpful you can request a copy to be sent to your Trust CEO by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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.

Anaemia project

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.

To find out more about joining the IBD Registry please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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