Introducing The Essentials of Clinical Nutrition – updated E-Learning Modules from BAPEN

Tuesday, 18 October 2016 10:30

Dr Simon Gabe, BAPEN President

We are pleased to announce that BAPEN has updated its Virtual Learning Environment platform and a range of e-learning modules that have been specifically designed to support nutrition education of health professionals. Although appropriate for all professions it is worth noting that they meet the requirements of the curricula for the foundation and core medical training years.

These modules are free to all those who work in the NHS.

In addition to these three modules, there are two other types of e-learning available:

  1. Education about nutritional screening and the Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool

    A 'MUST' for Care Homes (SCORM compliant)
    A 'MUST' for Primary Care (SCORM compliant)
    A 'MUST' for Hospitals (SCORM compliant)
    (These modules are free to all those who work in the NHS)

  2. Selected conference sessions from the BAPEN meeting 2013, 2014 and DDF 2015

Topics include nutrition in cancer, dementia, HPN, eating disorders – a total of more than 30 modules. These modules are free to BAPEN members or have a nominal charge of either £5 or £10

Each module consists of:

  • Introductory information
  • Case studies with integrated questions and further supporting information
  • Supporting resources to download, including the introductory information and relevant references
  • A final quiz
  • A certificate to print off once the learner has passed the quiz.

There is now widespread recognition of the prevalence of malnutrition, and its impact as both a cause and consequence of disease, across the UK and yet we continue to see an increase in incidence levels and related costs. As such there has never been a greater need for more relevant training and education in this area.

If you are not already familiar with the Learning Environment we really hope that you will take time to review it and the modules available. If you can please also share this information with your colleagues. If you have any questions about the modules and training available please do not hesitate to contact the BAPEN Secretary to discuss further: email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

ECCO: The E-learning website for the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation

Friday, 05 August 2016 10:13

ECCO's e-Learning Platform aims to provide specialist education for all health care professionals managing patients with IBD by providing tools to assess progress and achieve competence through self-directed learning.

Have a look at the vast array of Courses ranging from basic to more advanced topics in IBD. Click on the picture below to visit our home page.

ECCO members have full access to the entire site as well as the comprehensive e-Library which offers a rich resource for IBD related topics including Abstracts, Posters, and Webcasts from our annual congress. There is a link on the ECCO home page to our membership site should you wish to join ECCO today.

ECCO non-members have more limited access but can view the Talking heads series and the interactive e-guide algorithm for the management of IBD based upon the ECCO consensus statements.

UEG e-learning website

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 15:30

UEG’s vision is to deliver cutting-edge education and to facilitate and disseminate world-leading research on digestive diseases. A dedicated and professional E-learning website is hosted by UEG, making educational materials available for use whenever and wherever people need them, and thus adding value to the educational activities of UEG's affiliated national and specialist societies (including the BSG).

Online courses Develop your specialist knowledge at your own pace, from anywhere you like, for example:

Enrolment is open to anyone with a free myUEG account.


Monthly series "Mistakes in …" Specialist tips at your fingertips, for example:

  • “Mistakes in … Coeliac Disease”
  • “Mistakes in … Dyspepsia”


UEG Education Library Whether you need to prepare a presentation or simply want to brush up your knowledge of a specific topic, you need look no further than this ‘one-stop shop’ of high-quality specialised educational material. Search over 20,000 individual items, like abstracts, posters, recordings and more. Browse dedicated packages from UEG Week 2015 in the UEG Week 24/7 section.

BSG Gastroenterology Handbook: A Guide for Junior Doctors Based On The Ward

Wednesday, 30 March 2016 13:59

This guide was written by three Trainee members of the BSG and reviewed by the members of the BSG Education Committee and Section Committees. The information is based on established guidelines, whenever possible. As there is likely to be some variation in practice between hospitals, and local policies may be in effect, readers are advised to contact senior members of staff to point them in the direction of relevant local guidelines, for example antibiotic protocols. It is not intended to be the sole source of information for a junior doctor, but instead to complement the resources and guidance provided by the individual Trusts in which they work.

The authors and the BSG as a whole hope that this guide will be an invaluable tool in your day-to-day care of gastroenterology patients. We recognize that these patients are often complex and acutely unwell, and hope that this handbook will give the hands-on advice readers may need to guide patient management. Based on information available at the time of writing, the authors have provided practical tips, relevant guidelines and suggestions from their own experience. In each acute condition, they provide a structure for assessment and focused examination.

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