The voice of British Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1937

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 updates will continue to be posted as they become available – please check the website and Twitter @BritSocGastro.  Email alerts will be sent to BSG members on specific issues.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact [email protected]

Read our advice for patients about COVID-19 here.

Latest News

BSG President’s Medal 2020 Recipient: Dr Nick Kennedy

BSG President’s Medal 2020 Recipient: Dr Mesbah Rahman

New President, Same Values

Cathryn Edwards: an appreciation

BSG appoints new President Elect 

Sustainability: a mantra for the pre and post COVID-19 world

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Events & Training

21 Jul | Online Event

BSG Webinar: Reconfiguring our IBD services

This interactive webinar will focus on perspectives from the UK and Italy on IBD Management...continue reading
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16 Sep | Online Event

Education Committee Meeting

The Education Committee Meeting is booked for the 16th September 2020. This is currently a...continue reading
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17 Sep | Online Event

Elected Councillors Meeting

The Elected Councillors Committee Meeting is booked for the 17th September 2020. This is currently...continue reading
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Feb 08 | ACC Liverpool

BSG Annual Meeting 2020 – postponed to Feb 2021

The Annual Meeting will run from 8th – 11th February 2021. The programme will include...continue reading
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The British Society of Gastroenterology is a registered charity and one of the largest medical gastroenterology and hepatology communities in the UK.  A professional organisation, it is a voice for gastroenterology and hepatology in the UK, influencing health policy nationally.

It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dieticians, physiologists and others interested in the field. It supports its members in providing the best care and outcomes for patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease, bringing them early awareness of changes in best practice and new research.

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The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) was founded in 1937 by Sir Arthur Hurst as a Gastroenterological Club with just 36 members. Sir Arthur Hurst become the first President. At that time, its objectives were described as “the advancement of gastroenterology and promotion of friendship amongst those who have a special interest in the in disorders of the alimentary tract”.

From the early days it maintained strong links with both International and other complementary societies and over the decades these have merged with the BSG to create to more diverse society it is today.

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The BSG co-owns three journals. Gut is Europe’s highest ranked gastroenterology journal, by citation related impact factor, and the Society’s oldest title. Frontline Gastroenterology focuses on clinical aspects of Gastroenterology. The newest addition to the portfolio is the open access journal BMJ Open Gastroenterology. The Society regularly produces guidelines on aspects of contemporary practice.

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