BSG Regional Representatives are elected for each of the regions within England. The English regions are currently based on the 2006 SHA map of England.
The devolved countries will make their own arrangements to elect a representative to the Clinical Services & Standards Committee (CSSC). Each officer will serve for three years as will their deputy, one of whom will be expected to attend meetings of the CSSC. Representatives will be appointed by a ballot of all members in the region arranged through the BSG office. Any BSG member from any specialty is eligible to become the regional representative but will need to be nominated by two full members of the Society.
Representatives will be appointed by a ballot of all members in the region arranged through the BSG office. Any BSG Consultant member from any specialty is eligible to become the regional representative but will need to be nominated by two full members of the Society. If there is only one candidate then it is expected that no election will be held.
The BSG is committed to a policy of diversity and inclusion in all its activities and appointments. All applications who meet the published job specification and criteria will be considered without regard to age, race, gender, orientation, ethnicity, in accordance with the Society’s approved E & I policy.
“The role of the BSG regional reps is as important now as it has ever been. Coordinating regional intelligence on the challenges faced by colleagues is a hugely fulfilling role. The associated responsibility of functioning at the RCP Regional Specialty Advisor (RSA), overseeing the considered approval of new consultant post job descriptions, provides a very practical way of influencing the care delivered in your region.
The BSG clinical standards and services committee (CSSC) is a key professional forum ultimately responsible for the quality of care delivered to UK patients with gastrointestinal disease. Representation from the various BSG section committees brings state of the art guidelines, recommendations and policy. That work needs to be complemented and refined by the input from regional reps reflecting the practical, day to day experience of colleagues.
I would encourage any colleague with a desire to “make a difference” to patients with gastrointestinal disease to consider taking on the role of BSG regional representative.”
Jeremy Shearman, West Midlands Regional Representative, 2018-21
Job description & Specification
To act as the primary point of contact and conduit for information between CSSC and regional membership on the full range of clinical and service priorities of the BSG.