Research News

Early Diagnosis Training Workshop For Early Career Researchers

Friday, 21 August 2015 13:34

An early diagnosis training workshop for early career researchers on 7th October 2015 in London.

Aim: Improving quality of funding applications

Facilitators: Dr Peter Murchie, Dr Fiona Walter and Dr Katriina Whitaker and Dave Manton (CRUK patient involvement coach)

Deadline: 4th September

To apply, fill out the application form and send to Anna Lawrence-Jones by 5pm on 4 September 2015.

RCP/NIHR Clinical Research Network Award – Professor Colin Rees

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 09:59

Professor Mark Hull

Our warmest congratulations to our Endoscopy Vice-President Professor Colin Rees who has been awarded a prestigious national RCP/NIHR Clinical Research Network Award for an outstanding contribution to the UK clinical research network (UKCRN) in the NHS. Colin will be presented with the award at the RCP 2015 Harveian Oration in October.

Colin has been a driving force behind the successful Northern Regional Endoscopy Group (NREG) for many years, combining regional leadership of NREG and the LCRN with the R&D Director role at South Tyneside, as well as an impressive personal research portfolio. Nationally, Professor Rees' research has been instrumental in the evolution of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme and improved quality assurance in colonoscopy. Colin also represents the BSG in European Gastroenterology in ESGE.

Colin is a fantastic example of how one can make a significant contribution to clinical research in the NIHR as a Consultant Gastroenterologist. If anyone wishes to follow in his footsteps, I am always available to signpost opportunities to join in and strengthen GI research in the UKCRN.

Crohn's and Colitis UK Research Awards 2016

Monday, 03 August 2015 08:03

Applications are invited for grants to be awarded in 2016 by Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Research Projects may be directed towards:

  1. Medical - any aspect of Inflammatory Bowel Disease relevant to a better understanding of the causes or mechanisms of IBD or better treatment for IBD patients.
  2. Living with IBD – any aspect of the social and psychological impact of Inflammatory Bowel Disease including research into ways of helping patients and their families to live with IBD.
  3. Health Services – research with the potential to improve the services provided to the UK’s IBD community and to drive up standards of care for patients with IBD.

Funding for any one project is normally subject to a maximum of £120,000 over a period of up to three years. Applications for funding of pilot studies are also encouraged.

Closing date for applications is 4pm on Monday, 5th October 2015.

An application form and information for applicants can be downloaded from or contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on 01727 734 468.

BSG Trainee Member wins a UEGW 2015 Top Abstract Prize

Monday, 27 July 2015 15:44

BSG Trainee Member Edmund Derbyshire has won 10,000 Euro from UEG for his abstract "Colonoscopic perforations in the English NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme (NHSBCSP) - beware diagnostic perforations and the sigmoid colon". This is one of five prizes awarded for the top abstracts each year. Further details of this prize are available on the UEG website. The BSG would like to congratulate Dr Derbyshire on his achievement.

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