Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust's new PACES Revision Course

NEW for 2017, The MRCP (UK) Part 2 Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination (PACES) course is designed to test the clinical knowledge and skills of trainee doctors who aim to enter higher specialist training (ST3).

This highly practical course combines small group work, with interactive lectures, case studies and practical demonstrations. The course concludes with a mock examination and individual feedback on performance.

The course covers the key areas of the MRCP (UK) Part 2 Clinical Examination including:

  • Assessment of core skills
  • Assessment of five stations:
    • Station 1: Respiratory & Abdominal
    • Station 2: History taking
    • Station 3: Cardiovascular & Neurology
    • Station 4: Ethics and Communication
    • Station 5: Brief Clinical Assessment 1 & 2
  • Patient encounters
  • Independent examiners at each station
  • Each candidate is assessed independently by examiners

The course finishes with a mock examination on the 4th day to prepare you for the PACES examination.

The course will run from Tuesday 10 January to Friday 13 January 2017 from approximately 09:00 – 17:00, and will be held at:

The Education Centre
75 – 79 York Road
London, SE1 7NJ

Further information on the course is available at:

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St Mark’s Postgraduate Gastroenterology Course 2017

26th June to 7th July 2017

Learning Objectives

On completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Identify novel evidence-based therapeutics and current treatment options for the management of common digestive disorder in different disease settings
  • Manage acute emergencies in gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy
  • Relate the roles of multidisciplinary team in the management of cancer, IBD, intestinal failure and functional gut disorders

For further information, view the working programme for Gastroenterology PGTT 2016 Programme. This is a provisional programme, and may be subject to change.

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Funded Masters courses and CPD modules now available to support development of genomic technologies

The Health Education England Genomics Education Programme is offering NHS staff a specially-developed fully-funded MSc in Genomic Medicine and associated CPD modules. This to support the NHS's role in the 100,000 Genomes Project and to drive wider service transformation around the development of genomic technologies. The Masters and CPD modules will be offered through a national network of universities. Alongside the MSc, a number of short online courses have been developed, including introductory overviews to Genomics and Bioinformatics, which provide certified learning for staff.

The PHG Foundation

Health Education England Genomics Education Programme

Online Course: Feeding Difficulties in Children with Gastrointestinal Disorders

Although feeding difficulties are a common phenomenon in children with gastrointestinal disorders, symptoms are often not recognised early enough, preventing early management and the escalation of symptoms. It is important that healthcare professionals familiarise themselves with this topic, as difficulties may impact on both the child's growth and development as well as the wider psychological well-being of the child and family.

This teaching module explains current evidence as well as addressing some of the more practical issues of management, which may assist you in your daily practice.

HBV Casebook becomes Hepatitis Casebook

11th June 2015

The Hepatitis Casebook online resource website has closed. On behalf of Gilead UK & Ireland, we would like to thank you for your support of Hepatitis Casebook, particularly if you have followed its evolution from HBV Casebook.

Please note that the HBV case studies and HCV modules have expired. We therefore regret that we are unable to forward you downloadable slide content that was previously available. Upon request we can resend copies of any CPD certificates for HBV case studies if you have completed the modules in the past or have CPD certificates stored under your login details. We are unable to send CPD certificates for uncompleted (or partially complete) modules.

Our email address will remain open until the end of the year, and during this time we invite you to send any queries or comments relating to the website’s closure or content to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Updated 24 October 2013

The HBV Casebook website will soon be changing to Hepatitis Casebook, Hepatitis Casebook will contain all the existing content of HBV Casebook, but additionally will provide information about the management of hepatitis C, as well as new footage of a satellite symposium held at the British Association for the Study of the Liver annual meeting 2013. You will also be able to view Hepatitis Casebook on tablets and smart phones. Registered users of Hepatitis Casebook will receive an email about the launch of Hepatitis Casebook, inviting users to log in and create a new password. Users will be able to access the new website immediately. Please do not hesitate to email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you have any queries or concerns at this stage and they will be pleased to help.

Free access: ESPGHAN/ESPID evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis in children in Europe

UEG has a new, free online course (2 hours) to help implement the ESPGHAN guidelines for the management of acute gastroenteritis. The course is also linked to a project (TEEN-AGE, Tutorial European Electronic Network on Acute Gastroenteritis) set up to measure the effectiveness of the e-learning intervention in physicians from different European countries. You can access the materials here.

Barts and the London - UEGF Post Graduate Diploma and MSc in Gastroenterology

Barts and the London-UEGF Post Graduate Diploma and MSc (Distance Learning) in Gastroenterology (Full time or part time)

The Centre for Digestive diseases at Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London in collaboration with the UEGF invites applications for its Post Graduate Diploma (Distance Learning) in Gastroenterology. This course is suitable for trainees and consultants already in the field wishing to establish a more theoretical basis of their gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary knowledge but also for those seeking an entry into the field. The course has been approved by the British Society of Gastroenterology Education Committee and provides clinicians with theoretical and clinically applied aspects of their discipline with a focus on the relevant basic sciences and research techniques.

The Centre for Digestive Diseases is one of the largest academic and clinical departments in this field in the UK and includes professors in Clinical Gastroenterology, GI Genetics, GI Paediatrics, GI Surgery, GI Neurogastroenterology, GI Pharmacology and GI Physiology all of whom contribute to the teaching. The majority of the teaching is provided by clinical academics who are both research and clinically active.

Those successful in the PG Diploma are able to transfer to the MSc once they have identified and planned a project (and local supervisor) which have to be approved by the leads for the research module.

The Post Graduate Diploma runs from October until April, and includes six compulsory modules. Each module lasts 3 or 6 weeks with on average about 10 hours of teaching per week accessed via the internet. The part time option requires taking the modules over two years, module 1 has to be completed in the first year.

Each module is assessed by a written exam and an essay.


Module 1: The Basis of GI Diseases
Module 2: Liver and Pancreatic Diseases
Module 3: Adult GI Diseases: Luminal Diseases
Module 4: Neurogastroenterology: Advanced Functional GI diseases
Module 5: Paediatric and Adolescent GI, Liver and Nutritional Diseases, including GI Infections
Module 6: Introduction to Endoscopy
Module 7 : Research

For those interested attached more information and the on line application can be found via this link (including frequently asked questions):


Testing Topics in Gastroenterology - Presentations

Please find below a selection of presentations used at the BSG SpR Education Meeting - 'Testing Topics in Gastroenterology' organised by Professor Janusz Jankowskiand held at the Belmont Hotel, Leicester on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June 2011

'A Consultant Career in GI Options, Benefits and Challenges' - Robert Allan, Birmingham.

'Modern Investigation and Treatment of Constipation' - Qasim Aziz, London.

'How it all Works - What an SpR/StR needs to know about the NHS' - Debasish Das, Kettering.

'How to get the most out of your training' - Toby Delahooke, Leicester.

'Alcoholic Hepatitis – How I do it' - Toby Delahooke, Leicester.

'Update on IBD' - Chris Hawkey, Nottingham.

'HIV and the Gut' - Janice Main, London.

'Managing Acute Liver Failure outside a Transplant Centre' - Stephen Ryder, Nottingham.

'Practical Upper GI Physiology Tests for the Specialist Registrar' - Emily Tucker, Nottingham.

MSc/Diploma in Gastroenterology

MSc/Diploma in Gastroenterology

Programme description

The MSc in Gastroenterology is a one-year course designed as a curriculum in gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition for new entrants into these fields and as an update and extension for those already in it. The programme provides clinicians with theoretical and clinically applied aspects of their discipline with a focus on the relevant basic sciences and research techniques. It is aimed at clinicians wishing to gain strong knowledge of the sciences underpinning the clinical diseases and their management.

Please go to for full details of this course.

Endoscopy courses

Information on various endoscopy courses may be found at the following locations:

Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Related Procedures (University of Sheffield's School of Nursing and Midwifery)