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Vacancy: Clinical Research Fellow in Endoscopy

Monday, 24 August 2015 10:58

The post is for a Clinical Research Fellow in Endoscopy at the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, and Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.

This post offers the opportunity to undertake a 3 year period of research in molecular imaging of the colon. This project has the potential to result in direct improvement to patient care. It aims to improve detection of early and pre-cancer at a stage when therapy is minimally invasive and offers the best possible outcome for patients, and the potential for achieving high impact publications.

The vacancy is for a clinically trained, specialist trainee (with a national training number) in colorectal surgery or gastroenterology who is motivated, bright and hardworking and interested in undertaking a research project in molecular imaging of the colon. Previous experience as an endoscopist is essential.

This full-time post is available from 1 October 2015 for a fixed-term of 3 years.

Grade E64: £31,301 - £50,167 p.a.

For further information contact Mr Trevor Yeung ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Dr Elizabeth Bird-Lieberman ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

As part of the online application process you are required to provide your CV and a covering letter.

Only applications received by 12.00 noon on 7 September 2015 can be considered. Interviews will take place 17 September 2015.

Contact Person: Gemma Horbatowski
Vacancy ID: 119880
Contact Phone: 01865 220532
Closing Date: 07-Sep-2015
Contact Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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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