Research News

Alcohol-Related Liver Disease research: survey

Tuesday, 07 July 2015 12:40

Do you have a question about the diagnosis, prevention, care or treatment of alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD)? Are you, or someone you know, affected by or worried about ARLD? Would you like to have a say in guiding research into ARLD?

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) have opened a survey to collect important information to help prioritise unanswered questions about ARLD. The survey gives patients, carers, clinicians and family members affected by the disease an opportunity to have their say and influence future research in the area. Please complete the survey yourself and give the link to anyone who might be interested in contributing.

Faecal Microbiota Transplantation: Bench, Bedside, Courtroom?

Monday, 18 May 2015 08:51

The next BSG Research Workshop has been organised on behalf of the BSG Research Committee by the Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel ( It will be held in London on Friday 11 September 2015. The workshop has been approved by the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom for 5 category 1 (external) CPD credits.

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

Outcome of the IBD Research Priority-Setting Partnership

Friday, 27 February 2015 18:08

After an incubation period of several years, the IBD PSP has completed the exercise to determine and rank research priorities in IBD. The PSP consisted of patients, carers and clinicians (surgeons, nurses, dieticians and medical gastroenterologists) and worked to an iterative process designed and supervised by the James Lind Alliance. More than 1600 suggestions were made, which through a process of elimination (not research uncertainties, duplication of ideas from multiple sources, not treatment-related etc) were whittled down to a list of 70 that were voted on to yield a shortlist of 25 questions for discussion and further ranking by the group. The research priorities that were ranked 'top 10' have been sent to the National Institute for Health Research Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre, to feed into the process of determining where research funding should be directed.

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