Research News

Changes to consent for children in clinical trials from May 2018

Friday, 25 August 2017 10:52

A change in the EU Directive 95/46/EC General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects consent conditions for use of data from children within clinical trials where the data is considered identifiable personal data. Currently, trials may use an opt-out strategy for parents (negative assent). When the new directive comes into force in May 2018, positive parent assent will be needed to process the data. The new directive can be found at Researchers who think their study protocols may be affected should contact their sponsors for more information and advice.

NASBO - National Audit of Small Bowel Obstruction

Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:46

Friday 1st December 2017
The Bramall, University of Birmingham


First complete presentation of NASBO results

Facilitated break out sessions on:

  • Implementing change
  • Defining quality
  • Developing clinical guidelines
  • Designing trials in SBO

Target Audience:

  • NASBO collaborators
  • All health professionals involved in management of SBO
  • All surgeons and trainees providing emergency general surgery
  • Hospital nutrition teams

Cystic Tumours of the Pancreas – Research Workshop hosted by UKI EUS Users Group

Wednesday, 02 August 2017 09:31

UCLH Education Centre, Monday 25th September 2017

A Cystic Tumours Workshop is being held on Monday 25th September (the day before UKI EUS Users meeting). The aim of the meeting is to provide a forum for clinicians, health professionals, GPs and patients to review the latest evidence and guidelines in cystic tumours.

Go to for details on the programme, the venue hosting the meeting and to register for the workshop (which is supported by the BSG Research Committee).


Article in Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Monday, 17 July 2017 12:57

Another article based on the IBD Priority-Setting Partnership has been accepted for publication, this time in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Entitled "What are the dietary treatment research priorities for inflammatory bowel disease? A short report based on a Priority Setting Partnership with the James Lind Alliance," it will be published online in the near future (DOI:10.1111/jhn.12490).

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