Clinical News

Thanksgiving service for Dr Basil C Morson

Wednesday, 22 February 2017 12:47

A service of thanksgiving will be held on Tuesday 2 May 2017 at 10.30 am at St James' Church, Spanish Place in London to commemorate the life and works of Dr Basil C Morson.

All are welcome to attend. Please indicate your intention to attend this Service, which will be fully choral with the Choir of St James' Church with Iestyn Evans, Director of Music to - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Subject - BCM Service)

This Service precedes the Scientific Meeting The Past, Present and Future of Colorectal Cancer: The Legacy of Dr Basil C Morson to be held later on 2 May 2017 at The Royal Society of Medicine from 1.00 pm.

Further details may be obtained from the RSM:
Tel - 020 7290 3941
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Opportunity for BSG Members: Expert Advisers for the NICE Centre for Guidelines

Monday, 06 February 2017 14:34

NICE are requesting applications for their panel of Expert Advisers for the Centre for Guidelines (CfG).

The CfG is establishing a panel of Expert Advisers to help NICE improve their access to expert advice during development and updating of clinical guidelines and other CfG products. Panel members will be invited to contribute to activities such as:

  • Giving advice – for example on the impact of new evidence in relation to updating the guidance.
  • Participating in committees as a topic specialist member.
  • Performing peer reviews – for example reviewing a component of the guideline such as an evidence review or economic model.

NICE are seeking clinicians and other healthcare professionals from a variety of specialties and who are actively involved in the NHS. Involvement will be specific to the projects that members are invited to contribute to. NICE will, as usual, pay travel and subsistence expenses for attendance at meetings in line with its policy for non-staff.

The tenure of membership to the panel of Expert Advisers will be for a period of 3 years in the first instance.

Applications close: 3rd March 2017


IBD Registry: January Headlines

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:34

  • Participation continues to grow, with 85 sites now set up to enter data into the IBD Registry, and over 22,893 patient records submitted. If you have not yet registered to participate in the IBD Registry, would like help uploading your data, or have any other registry related queries please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • The RCP audit now has closed so IBD teams need to export their data if they haven't already done so.
  • A data visualisation module for the Registry Web Tool will be piloted soon.
  • NHS England has included the IBD Registry Biologics Audit on the Quality Accounts list for the coming year.
  • Trusts in England are being asked for a £2,500 subscription fee to help the BSG cover the costs of the Biologics Audit. Trusts responding by 15th March will benefit from 40% discount.
  • To help you get the most out of Registry participation, the IBD Registry 2017 Roadshow will visit Birmingham, Cardiff, Darlington, Exeter, London, Sheffield and Warrington in May/ June, and Glasgow in the autumn. Register your interest at
  • A PhD opportunity at University of Liverpool on record-keeping in patients with IBD using electronic patient record systems is open for applications until 13th February

Scoping Workshop FIT for Symptomatic Patients

Friday, 27 January 2017 15:50

NHS England, in partnership with the British Society of Gastroenterology and the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland, are hosting a day-long workshop on the 8th March to discuss the way forward on use potential use of Faecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) in the colorectal symptomatic population. We would like to invite those who are either already collecting data around this use of FIT, or are interested in collecting data to attend.

If you would like to attend please contact Dr Robert Logan ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) before the 14th February. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

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