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Tuesday, 14 April 2015 11:00

NIHR research programme boards and panels select the most important research questions to commission, and make funding recommendations on project applications.

We are looking for additional expertise for the boards or panels of the following programmes:
• Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (EME) Programme
• NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (HD&SR) Programme
• NIHR Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme

Applications opened on 13 April 2015 and will close on 08 June 2015. Further details and information on how to apply are available on our website.

Recruitment for PPALM Study

Friday, 10 April 2015 14:18

Refer your patients with radiotherapy-induced bleeding

This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, NIHR-approved trial is recruiting patients with new-onset rectal bleeding affecting quality of life and due to radiation-induced telangiectasia who are free of other abnormal GI symptoms.

For further details or to arrange referral contact:

Jennifer Matthews, trial coordinator
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Tel: 0207 352 8171 ext. 1515

Recruitment deadline: January 2016

A total of £3000 to be awarded in the Endoscopy Dragons' Den at DDF2015 – apply now!

Friday, 20 March 2015 00:00

A 'Dragon's Den' of endoscopy research ideas

The BSG Endoscopy Clinical Research Group (E-CRG) invites BSG members (trainees, nurses, and consultants in the first 5 years of their career in any area of gastroenterology) to submit their ideas for research projects.

Up to five ideas will be selected; the selected candidates will be asked to do a 6-minute presentation to a Dragons' Den–type panel during the DDF 2015 Meeting (in London on Thursday 25 June 2015 from 0910-1000).

There is a total of £3000 to be awarded on the day, supported by unrestricted grants from Aquilant Endoscopy, Diagmed Healthcare and the Devices for Surgery Network (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and National Institute for Health Research Healthcare Technology Cooperative).

The E-CRG is solely responsible for all aspects of selecting the candidates; panellists will choose the winner(s) on the basis of the actual presentation on the day.

To apply, please complete the form below and return it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by 9am on Monday 1 June 2015. Candidates whose ideas are selected for presentation will be notified on or before Thursday 11 June (2 weeks before the presentation).

UEG awards your hard work: Open calls for Research Prize & Lifetime Achievement Award

Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:22

The UEG Research Prize awards €100.000 for excellence in gastroenterology research and enables the researcher to support future research activities. Follow in the footsteps of Rebecca Fitzgerald and apply until May 18.

Additionally UEG recognises outstanding individuals who have made fundamental contributions to gastroenterology as a whole and UEG in particular with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Nomination closes on April 30.

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