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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).

Royal College of Physicians census of consultant physicians and trainees 2013-2014

Monday, 29 June 2015 11:29

Census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK - Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013–14

The Royal College of Physicians (London) has published the full report of the 2013/14 census of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees in the UK. The census measures the number of consultant physicians and higher specialty trainees working in the UK, as well as gathering vital information about how physicians are working.

To accompany the full report of the census the Royal College of Physicians (London) are also publishing short reports and commentaries for each of the 29 physician specialties. These offer a more in depth look at the workforce in each individual specialty.

If you have any questions regarding the census please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

BSG Trainees Section Training Survey 2014

Tuesday, 19 May 2015 11:51

Executive Summary

The 2014 survey was sent to all trainees in gastroenterology in the UK using both BSG and local representative databases. The survey was open from July-September 2014. 263 out of 806 UK trainees responded, giving a response rate of 32.6%. This is a fall from the response rates of 39.7% in 2012 and 35.7% in 2010. As with previous surveys, responses in 2014 come from all training programmes.

37% of responders were female, up from 31.1% in 2012. All grades of training were well represented.

Key findings

  1. Satisfaction with general gastroenterology training and support from educational supervisors is high
  2. There are longstanding low levels of satisfaction with GIM training
  3. Barriers to trainees taking time out-of-programme (OOP) include trainees being unaware of opportunities and the practicalities of organising time OOP
  4. Progression to full JAG certification in colonoscopy is slow. Over half of trainees are using days off/zero hours days to supplement endoscopy training
  5. Exposure to level 2 polypectomy and endoscopic treatment of acute UGIB is limited
  6. Many trainees are not receiving the minimum number of endoscopy training lists set out by JAG
  7. Confidence in managing certain areas of hepatology, IBD and nutrition is low, even amongst senior trainees

Hepatology at a Glance - Now published

Tuesday, 12 May 2015 11:04

The BSG Education Committee is very pleased to announce that a project that has been in the works since the summer of 2012, "Hepatology at a Glance", has now been published. The BSG Education Committee and BSG Trainees' collaboration with Wiley-Blackwell resulted in the first hepatology edition in this respected series. The opportunity to select authors and editors for the book was one the Committee was happy to accept. We hope you will feel the book is a helpful addition to your ongoing medical education.

Display copies will be available on the BSG stand at DDF and will be available to buy from the Wisepress stand or online.

Online Course: Feeding Difficulties in Children with Gastrointestinal Disorders

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 13:00

Although feeding difficulties are a common phenomenon in children with gastrointestinal disorders, symptoms are often not recognised early enough, preventing early management and the escalation of symptoms. It is important that healthcare professionals familiarise themselves with this topic, as difficulties may impact on both the child's growth and development as well as the wider psychological well-being of the child and family.

This teaching module explains current evidence as well as addressing some of the more practical issues of management, which may assist you in your daily practice.

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