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BSG Trainees Section Prizes 2016

Thursday, 19 November 2015 15:08

The following prizes are awarded annually by the BSG Trainees Section:

  1. The Alistair McIntyre Prize for Improving Gastroenterology Training is designed to support work that may improve gastroenterology training in the UK.

    The top 3 scoring applicants will be entered into the 'Educational Dragon's Den' which will be held at the Trainees section symposium on Thursday 23rd June 2016 at the BSG Annual Conference in Liverpool. These applicants will have 4 minutes to present their idea with 3 minutes of questions from the Dragons.

    The winner will receive the Alistair McIntyre Prize and an award of £1000. The two runners-up will receive £500 each to contribute to their project.

  2. BSG Trainees Section Out of Programme Award is designed to help gastroenterology trainees in the UK access training opportunities that are not available as part of their local training rotations.

    This is a single award of £1000.

  3. The BSG Young Gastroenterologist of the Year – Clinical & Translational Science is designed to identify and promote talented trainee clinical scientists nationally in order to promote research and science in gastroenterology for the future.

    This is a single award of £1000.

  4. The BSG Young Gastroenterologist of the Year – Emerging Leader is designed to identify and promote talented trainee leaders nationally in order to promote leadership in gastroenterology for the future.

    This is a single award of £1000.

The awards are open to any doctor training in gastroenterology in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Applications are welcomed from doctors in LAT posts as well as those in numbered posts.

Applicants must be BSG members.

Further information:

All completed applications should be emailed to Howard Ellison ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th February 2016

BSG Management and Leadership Weekend 2016

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 07:32

The course is aimed at senior trainees who are preparing for consultant posts as well as those interested in management and leadership issues and has deanery accreditation for the required leadership & management course for CCT in gastroenterology and GIM.

Building on the success of previous BSG Management Courses, in collaboration with Inspire Change, the BSG Trainees Section has decided to adopt a two-day format that will run annually from 2016 onwards.

The course aims are:

  • To gain the required skills to write and present a business case
  • To appreciate the communication skills required to address and deal with complaints and difficult scenarios in the workplace
  • To understand finances and the role of stakeholders in the current NHS framework
  • To understand the process of health service improvement and how it can be applied in practice
  • To develop an understanding of how to enhance leadership skills for trainees in gastroenterology
  • To provide tips for improving CV development and interview technique

The course will take place on 26-28th February at the Hilton Hotel, Warwick and costs £150 for members and £200 for non-members (excluding refundable deposit). Dinner and accommodation on Friday and Saturday evenings are provided.

Further information and online booking can be found at:

Only 50 places are availble so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Advanced Nutrition Training posts 2016

Thursday, 12 November 2015 14:55

These ATPs are approved for advanced training in Clinical Nutrition, with dedicated experience in intestinal failure and small bowel transplant units, with a view to subspecialty accreditation providing other requirements are met. The advanced nutrition programme module is designed to provide additional training in nutrition, including experience in a Level 3/4 intestinal failure centre and transplantation. The advanced curriculum aims to provide trainees with an interest in nutrition, the skills to take the lead role in nutritional support but also care for patients in a level 3 or 4 IF/HPN unit. The advanced nutrition syllabus can be found on pages 112 – 126 of the 2010 Gastroenterology curriculum, which can be found on the JRCPTB website. There are 4 linked posts rotating through the following centres (See document below). It is encouraged that trainees rotate through both posts, but the centres are open to discussion if a trainee wishes to stay in one centre for 12 months.

Crick Cancer Clinical Research Fellow Programme

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 15:23

Applications are invited for three clinical research fellows to conduct research related to cancer. These posts will provide the opportunity to perform innovative research in the newly established Francis Crick Institute in London. Further details of the context, organisation, person specification, application process and projects are available to download. The application deadline is Sunday 6 December 2015. Interviews will be held in early February 2016. Informal enquiries can be directed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Academic Clinical Lectureship - Nottingham

Thursday, 05 November 2015 10:23

A full-time NIHR Academic Clinical Lectureship (ACL) in Gastroenterology is available at the School of Clinical Sciences, NIHR Biomedical Research Unit, Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre. ACLs in Gastroenterology provide advanced integrated academic and clinical training for those pursuing a career in Academic Gastroenterology. Applications are therefore invited from talented and enthusiastic doctors in training in Gastroenterology who seek a career combining research, teaching and the care of patients. The post will report to Professor Guru Aithal, Head of Unit, and is being offered on a fixed term contract for a period of 4 years or until award of CCT, whichever is the shorter. Successful applicants must be in post before April 2016. Details of the role, the Unit and the research interests of the people working there, as well as the academic and clinical person specifications for it, can be downloaded. Informal enquiries should be addressed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone (tel: 0115 924 9924 ext: 70608).

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