BSG Trainees Section Training Survey 2014

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

BSG Management Weekend 2013

to prepare gastroenterology StRs for leadership of complex health care systems

The annual BSG Management Weekend for StRs was held on 15th – 17th March in Warwick and was well attended by registrars from throughout the UK. The weekend’s interactive sessions were led by the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals Service Improvement Team, highlighting NHS targets that have been prioritised by the Royal College of Physicians. The main focus was on clinical microsystems and the redesign of services led by clinicians, enabling quality improvement.

SpR Education Weekend 2012

The 3rd annual Education weekend for SpRs, 'Clinical Update for SpRs' was held at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead Hotel on 28-29th Sept 2012 and received excellent feedback from trainees and speakers. Detailed feedback on the meeting and featured presentations can be found below. The 2013 event will be held in Bristol.

Please find below a selection of presentations used at the BSG SpR Education Meeting:

'Perianal Crohns Disease' - Mr John Abercrombie, Nottingham.

'Autoimmune Hepatits' - Prof David Adams, Birmingham.

'Non-Reflux Oesophagitis' - Prof Stephen Attwood, Northumbria.

'NAFLD' - Prof Chris Day, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

'Liver Transplant Management in a Non-Transplant Centre' - Dr Dermot Gleeson, Sheffield.

'Small Bowel Imaging' - Dr Priya Healey, Liverpool.

'Developing a Subspecialty Interest' - Dr Louise Langmead, London.

'Pouches in IBD' - Dr John Mansfield, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

'Malignant Obstructive Jaundice' - Dr Manu Nayar, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

'Dysplasia in Barretts Oesophagus' - Dr Krish Ragunath, Nottingham.

'Non-Obstructive Dysphagia' - Dr Stuart Riley, Sheffield.

'Diagnosing and Managing IBS in IBS Patients' - Prof David Sanders, Sheffield.

'Difficult Bile Duct Stones' - Dr George Webster, London.

'Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction' - Dr David Westaby, London

Testing Topics in Gastroenterology - Presentations

Please find below a selection of presentations used at the BSG SpR Education Meeting - 'Testing Topics in Gastroenterology' organised by Professor Janusz Jankowskiand held at the Belmont Hotel, Leicester on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th June 2011

'A Consultant Career in GI Options, Benefits and Challenges' - Robert Allan, Birmingham.

'Modern Investigation and Treatment of Constipation' - Qasim Aziz, London.

'How it all Works - What an SpR/StR needs to know about the NHS' - Debasish Das, Kettering.

'How to get the most out of your training' - Toby Delahooke, Leicester.

'Alcoholic Hepatitis – How I do it' - Toby Delahooke, Leicester.

'Update on IBD' - Chris Hawkey, Nottingham.

'HIV and the Gut' - Janice Main, London.

'Managing Acute Liver Failure outside a Transplant Centre' - Stephen Ryder, Nottingham.

'Practical Upper GI Physiology Tests for the Specialist Registrar' - Emily Tucker, Nottingham.

JAG Trainee Certification Process

Over the last 18 months, the JAG has carried out an extensive review and consultation on the way that trainees are assessed as competent at endoscopy. This letter is to inform you of the changes, provide you with the rationale for the changes and give you a timeline for implementation.

Firstly, the term accreditation is changing to certification to help distinguish this process from the endoscopy unit accreditation process.

Trainees have fed back that the application process for certification can be paper heavy and cumbersome. In response to this, the JAG have designed and released the JETS e-portfolio. From mid March 2011 the application process will be streamlined; you will be able to apply through the JETS e-portfolio. From September 2011, all applications will have to be submitted through the JETS e-portfolio. If needed, supplementary paper evidence will be permitted until at least 2012.

Further infomation is contained in the .pdf file below:

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