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Securing the future workforce supply - Gastrointestinal endoscopy workforce review

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:24

The Centre for Workforce Intelligence (CfWI) was commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) and Health Education England (HEE) to contribute qualitative and quantitative research, data analysis, and modelling to support HEE and NHS England in providing sufficient medical and non-medical gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopists to deliver GI endoscopy services.

This is the first review of the endoscopy workforce undertaken by the CfWI, and this report represents the most complete picture to date of the GI endoscopy workforce in England in 2015. It contains combined analysis of three national endoscopy workforce datasets described below. The data yielded, coupled with wider work will support initial modelling, allowing a degree of extrapolation of demand and supply. However, it will not answer all questions about all subcomponents of this workforce.

TRITON grant announcement

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 17:21

Professor Spiller and a team of experts from the Neurogastroenterology & Motility Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology who are based in 12 major research centres in the UK have been awarded a £2.1M grant from the National Institute of Health Research Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation (NIHR EME) Programme to perform a clinical trial entitled "Treatment of IBS with diarrhoea with Titrated Ondansetron (TRITON)”. The trial will be coordinated from the Leeds Clinical Trials Research Unit and the mechanistic studies will involve specialist centres in Leeds, University College London and Barts and the London Hospital. Recruitment is expected to start in autumn 2017.

The trial offers a great opportunity for two specialist registrars to obtain a higher degree in the rapidly expanding field of neurogastroenterology. The trial will include studies of how ondansetron affects bowel motility and sensitivity. Understanding how ondansetron works will improve our ability to predict who will respond and will inform the development of new treatments for this common and distressing condition. One registrar will be based at QMC, Nottingham and the other at QMUL, London; both are expected to start their fully supported OOP work in September 2017. The posts will be advertised soon with full information on how to apply.

BASL School of Transplantation Meeting

Thursday, 09 February 2017 13:51

28/04/17 - 29/04/17 - BASL School of Transplantation Meeting - Birmingham - booking now OPEN!

Following the very successful meeting of the School of Transplantation at the BASL & BLTG Annual meeting in September 2016 the dates have been announced for the 2017 event.

This year the School of Transplantation meeting will be a standalone meeting taking place from Friday 28th - Saturday 29th April on the Edgbaston Campus at the University of Birmingham and is FREE to BASL Members.

Register online at:- https://www.basl.org.uk/index.cfm/events/list/cid/16

Details of the draft programme can be found here:- https://www.basl.org.uk/uploads/Draft%20Transplant%20School%202017_Programme%20website.pdf

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Dame Sheila Sherlock travelling fellowships

Friday, 23 September 2016 13:12

The fellowships offer consultants and trainees the opportunity to learn new techniques and acquire new experiences, ideas and stimulation through travel and the exchange of ideas.

Two travelling fellowships are available, covering a period of 1 month each, and will be offered to one consultant and one trainee. Each fellowship will be for a maximum of £2,000, with the recipients being responsible for funding any additional costs.

How to apply

Please email your completed application form and any supporting papers for the attention of the academic vice president to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Monday 16 January 2017. Application forms can be downloaded at the link below.

MRC - Explore your career options - Interactive career framework

Wednesday, 10 August 2016 10:50

The MRC’s interactive career framework is a very useful tool which allows researchers to look at career options in biomedical research.

The framework gives information on possible options for a career in biomedical research within academia and /or industry: the roles and routes displayed are illustrative and not exhaustive.

Further Information

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