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BSG Elections and Appointments

There is a wide range of opportunities for members to serve the BSG and the GI and Liver communities through our Executive and Higher Committees, Sections and Clinical Research Groups. The BSG is committed to welcoming applications from all our members irrespective of gender, orientation, ethnic background or training, for all governance and leadership roles within the Society.

BSG Officer Appointments

Being a BSG Officer is an exciting opportunity to contribute at a strategic level to the Society. Most officer roles will be advertised in Spring, to be appointed in June. Occasionally, posts will be advertised outside this schedule. Officer posts are appointed by competitive interview.

Click to view current officer positions

BSG Elections

Elections are key to ensuring democracy and representation within BSG committees. Elections are held usually in the spring for Elected Council and Section Committee members, and in the Autumn for Clinical Research Groups and Regional Representatives.

The BSG uses a company called Civica Election Services to administrate elections. Members will be sent communications about upcoming elections when available and can find out more about the different roles, including detailed job descriptions and member eligibility below.

BSG Elected Roles

Elected Council

BSG Elected Council represents the interests of the members of the Society in Council and other committees and external bodies.

All BSG members except Taster members are eligible to vote for Elected Council.

Click here to read more about Elected Council positions

Section Committees

Our Section Committees focus on the academic, cultural and professional advancement of their special interest. Participating in a section committee provides you with an opportunity to contribute your expertise and shape the future of UK gastroenterology and hepatology.

All BSG members except Taster members who are a member of the section can vote. Members can belong to up to 5 sections, which is determined by your chosen “Professional Interests”. You can check your “Professional Interests” here: My BSG Profile.

Find out more about Section Committee Roles

Clinical Research Group (CRGs)

Clinical Research Groups (CRGs) have been formed covering Endoscopy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Food & Function, and Liver. Their aim is to increase the quality and quantity of clinical GI and liver research in the UK.

Find out more about BSG CRG roles

Regional Representatives

BSG Regional Representatives are elected for each of the regions within England and are part of the BSG Clinical Services and Standards (CSSC) Committee.

Find out more about Regional Representative roles

BSG Trainee Committee IMT Representative

The IMT Representative role is an excellent opportunity for future gastroenterology and hepatology trainees to have their voice heard in this national committee. Nominees must be Taster members of the society.

Find out more about the IMT Representative role