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Perianal Crohn's Disease research outcomes

Friday, 15 July 2016 11:06

An exciting new collaborative of UK gastroenterologists and colorectal surgeons is seeking to better understand and study perianal Crohn’s disease. The initiative is being led by Miss Nicola Fearnhead on behalf of ACPGBI and Dr Ailsa Hart on behalf of the BSG. It will involve multiple IBD units across the UK and the initial work has been funded by the Bowel Disease Research Foundation and the BSG.

The collaborative would be extremely grateful for your assistance with developing a Core Outcome Set (COS) for perianal Crohn’s disease. The process consists of three short Delphi consensus surveys via an online platform. In order to register your interest before the deadline of 31 August, please follow the link.

The electronic Delphi exercise will begin later this year; all answers will be kept confidential. A selection across the key stakeholder groups (including patients) will be invited to be participate in a face-to-face consensus exercise following completion of the online rounds. All participants who complete the three online Delphi rounds will be formally acknowledged on any publications.

Further background information is available. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , the trainee leads, for any questions. We welcome your support!

RCS: Vacancies for Assessors on Advisory Appointment Committees

Friday, 22 July 2011 10:09

The Royal College of Surgeons of England Representatives on Advisory Appointment Committees for Consultant Upper/Lower GI Surgeon Posts

The College is dealing with an ever increasing number of Advisory Appointments Committees for consultant posts in Upper and Lower GI surgery. BSG members are encouraged to apply.

The College Assessor role is vital in ensuring the best candidate for the job is appointed and that the process is fair and open within current legislation and employment practice.

Application packs are available from Miss Bravinthy Nanthanan, at The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Please email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or telephone 0207 869 6262.

The eligibility criteria for College Assessors are as follows:

  • An assessor must be an established consultant or honorary consultant in the NHS
  • They must have been in active practice for a minimum of five years
  • The assessor must be a fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

Cancer Genetics in Clinical Practice

Tuesday, 02 June 2009 09:50

A Guide to Cancer Genetics in Clinical Practice

A Guide to Cancer Genetics in Clinical Practice

BSG member Sue Clark has recently published a new textbook 'A GUIDE TO CANCER GENETICS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE' which has a significant gastroenterology content.

This book covers the basic concepts of cancer genetics. The common inherited cancer syndromes are each dealt with in greater depth, with the current management outlined. It is aimed at all clinicians who may encounter these conditions in their practice. The book sets out to facilitate identification of high-risk individuals and families, to inform interaction with geneticists and other sub-specialists, to provide a basis for patient management and to stimulate interest in these fascinating conditions.

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Publication date: June 2009


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