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Clinical Research Nurse nominations invited for 2017 Nursing Times Award

Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:51

The Nursing Times has announced the categories and opened the award nominations process for this year's prestigious ceremony, to be held in November. The NIHR Clinical Research Network is sponsoring this year's Clinical Research Nurse category. The Nursing Times wants to hear from you - apply now!

Are you implementing projects to help give hard-to-reach groups access to the services they need to keep physically and mentally well; thinking of ways to help keep staff healthier and fitter; or devising complex technology solutions to make sure patients are kept safer or their needs are addressed more comprehensively? Now is your chance to share your story. By entering the award nominations, this is your opportunity to

  • Promote and share your work to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your service to healthcare providers across the UK
  • Inform and educate the wider profession about your initiatives to improve patient care
  • Be recognised by your peers for being at the sharp-end of patient care and at the cutting edge of service improvement
  • Highlight your organisation's commitment to achieving excellence​

Clinical Research Nurses can find out more and apply here. The deadline to apply is 2 June 2017.

Leeds Course in Clinical Nutrition, 13-15 September 2017

Monday, 27 March 2017 12:07

This 3 day course, which has been endorsed by the BSG Education Committee, is aimed at all professions with an interest in Clinical Nutrition and will appeal to clinicians, dietitians, doctors, hospital pharmacists, nursing staff and others with an interest in patient nutrition. The course is particularly suitable for SpRs (Specialist Registrars) as it is now a mandatory requirement to attend a clinical nutrition course. BSG members will be offered a reduced registration fee; further information is available from Early registration is recommended.

EGSE Quality in Endoscopy IBD & Nutrition symposium 2017

Monday, 20 March 2017 15:21

The IBD & Nutrition symposium is tailored for doctors, especially young fellows and junior physicians, across the fields of gastroenterology / endoscopy, surgery and internal medicine. The symposium will cover topics including clinical nutrition in inflammatory bowel disease, advanced imaging techniques in IBD and the gut microbiome in IBD.

Early bird registration deadline: Sunday, February 5, 2017

ESGE Individual Members, ESPEN and ESGENA Members save over 50% when they take advantage of the early bird registration fee reduction, compared to the standard registration fee.


Calling All GI Nurses to Endolive UK 2017 - Just 6 weeks to go!

Friday, 20 January 2017 13:17

On behalf of the BSGNA I am delighted to invite you to Endolive UK 2017. The first Endolive meeting in 2015 was the largest live endoscopy meeting ever held in the UK with more than 500 delegates. The two day meeting will be held at the Birmingham ICC with live links to two of the UK's premier endoscopic centres, St Mark's in London and Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

The very best of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy will be demonstrated with a real focus on quality and this year we have a dedicated nurse forum. There are sessions to address;

  • Competencies in GI nursing
  • GI workforce
  • Optimising outcomes for our patients

We aim to emphasise the importance of the team approach to ensure patients experience a quality endoscopy. We have also introduced the option of a team booking. Registration details can be found in the attached flyer.

We hope the meeting will bring us all up to date with the latest advances in endoscopic technique, technology and practice.

I hope you will join us at this fantastic event. For further information contact me at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Laura Dwyer,
Vice Chair BSGNA
Lead Nurse Endolive UK 2017

Guidance on Decontamination of Equipment for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 10:23

Please click the following link to find BSG guidance for decontamination of equipment for gastrointestinal endoscopy.

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