Welcome to the new website of the BSG. The voice of British Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1937.
Events & Training
28 Feb | UCH Education Centre
UCL Upper GI Symposium (UGIS) 2020This is a one day masterclass delivered by world-renowned national experts exploring the management of...continue reading
28 Feb | Royal College of Physicians
Artificial Intelligence in Gastroenterology: Vision 2020The first artificial intelligence devices for Gastroenterology are commercially available as of late 2019. But...continue reading
13 Mar | University of Birmingham
NAFLD 2020 – Fighting the rising tide togetherThis will be a one-day monothematic event highlighting optimal patient pathways, top tips in optimising...continue reading
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.
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.
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.