The voice of British Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1937
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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.
Events & Training
29 Oct | Online Event
Innovation & adaptation of liver services during COVID-19You are invited to join your colleagues at our latest webinar, chaired by Prof Adrian...continue reading
19 Nov | Online Event
St Mark's Frontiers in Intestinal and Colorectal Disease: Difficult Decisions in GI DiseaseIn light of recent events, we kindly ask that you direct queries regarding any endorsed...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.