BSG Council

BSG Council consists of the Executive Board chaired by the BSG President, eight Elected Councillors and Voting Members of Council.

Elected Councillors - Your mouthpiece in BSG Council

There are eight BSG Councillors at any one time elected by BSG members. We are a diverse group with a variety of experience in BSG roles and with different perspectives in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Elected Councillors represent the BSG membership on all the main Committees including Council, and allow members to raise points and pose questions.

If, as a member, you have a point that you wish to make to Council or any of the Committees, we will ensure that every message is addressed by the Elected Council and taken to the relevant Committee, if appropriate. You can contact us at [email protected].

Dr Harriet Gordon

Elected Council
2019 - 2022

Harriet has been a consultant gastroenterologist in Winchester since 2000 and lead for their alcohol and nutrition teams.  She was a NE Thames trainee and her research was at the Royal Free Hospital in alcohol misuse and has since been involved in projects and audit relating to alcoholic liver disease with Wessex AHSN.

She has been BSG workforce representative and Director of the RCP Medical Workforce Unit, and continued to address the workforce issue with Chairing the RCP Flexibility and Wellbeing group and the AoMRC Flexible Careers Committee.

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Dr Helen Fidler

Elected Council
2019 - 2022

Gastroenterology Consultant, Deputy Chair of BMA UK Consultants Committee and member of BMA Council.

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Dr Barney Hawthorne

Elected Council
2018 - 2021

Dr Hawthorne studied medicine at Queens’ College Cambridge, and went on to do his clinical training at the University of Oxford, qualifying in 1983. After doing an MD in Nottingham with Chris Hawkey, he took up a consultant post in Cardiff in 1995. His clinical interests are inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal failure. As well as developing the IBD services in Cardiff, he established and led the Cardiff Intestinal Failure service until 2017.

He is ex-chair of the BSG IBD section (2015-2018), led the writing of the BSG IBD guidelines (2019), and is chair of the Medical Research Grants committee for Crohn’s Colitis UK. He is a member of the IBD UK committee and has been involved in development of the UK IBD Standards 2019. He also sits on the IBD Wales committee. He is a director and board member of the IBD Registry co., representing the BSG. His research interests include clinical trials of immunosuppressive therapy in IBD, and the natural history of inflammatory bowel disease.

As an elected member of the BSG Council, he is particularly able to represent the needs of BSG members involved in IBD care, and also of general gastroenterologists and endoscopists.

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Dr Melanie Lockett

Elected Council
2019 - 2022

Dr Lockett trained in NW Thames and was appointed as a Consultant in 2005. She is a bowel cancer screening colonoscopist and has additional sub-specialty interests in inflammatory bowel disease and nutrition. Leadership roles have included: Specialty Tutor, Training Programme Director, Deputy Chair & Chair of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) training committee and BSG Workforce Lead. Dr Lockett was awarded the BSG President’s medal in 2018. Dr Lockett is currently a Supporting Women in Gastroenterology (SWIG) committee member, BSG mentoring programme mentor, elected BSG Councillor and Trustee for the BSG.

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Dr Manmeet Matharoo

Elected Council
2019 - 2022

Manmeet has completed her specialist Gastroenterology and General Medial training through the London Deanery and is currently completing an endoscopy fellowship at the Wolfson Unit for endoscopy. She was awarded a PhD in 2018 from Imperial College entitled ‘Improving Safety and Quality in Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Patient Pathways’ for which she received the John Nicholls research prize in 2016. This research led to the development and implementation of the endoscopy safety checklist subsequently endorsed by JAG.

Manmeet is the trainee representative for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Colorectal section and a member of the JAG ISREE (Improving Safety and Reducing Error in Endoscopy) working group. Manmeet is a member of the BSG SWIG (Supporting Women in Gastroenterology) and TAG (Transition Advisory Group) groups working to improve professional networks for gastroenterologists.

Manmeet completed her Bowelscope accreditation in 2015 and was the Trainee Editor for Frontline Gastroenterology 2016-2018. Manmeet has developed an interest in using social medial for wider education and led the Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter debates. She has been involved in planning BSG Endolive behind the scenes and enthusiastic about endoscopy education. Manmeet’s aspirations are to further develop her specialist interest in endoscopy, bowel cancer screening, endoscopy training and incorporate endoscopy patient safety and teamwork into her future career.

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Dr Louise Scovell

Elected Council

Dr Louise Scovell is consultant gastroenterologist in Ipswich Hospital( ESNEFT), with a specialist interest in UGI OG cancer and nutrition. Dr Scovell is the department’s clinical lead and also chairs the regional OG NSSG.

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Prof Matt Brookes

Elected Council

Professor Matt Brookes is a Consultant Clinical Gastroenterologist at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. He is a Professor of Gastroenterology at Wolverhampton University and an honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

He is the deputy chair of the national speciality group and also holds the position of deputy clinical director for the NiHR West Midlands CRN.

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Dr Philip Smith

Elected Council

Dr Philip Smith is a Consultant Luminal Gastroenterologist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital being appointed in October 2018, having trained in London. His specialist interests include IBD, intestinal failure and transition and is an NIHR Research Scholar in the North West Coast CRN and Chair of the Mersey Gut Club. He is a member of the BSG IBD and AYP committee sections and has written and contributed to national guidelines in transition and IBD. Dr Smith is also Digital and Education Editor of Gut, and Associate Editor of Frontline Gastroenterology after being Trainee Editor in the past. He is the past Chair of the BSG trainees’ section and a previous BSG President’s Medal Winner. He is a trustee of Guts UK, CICRA and IBD Passport and a patient with Crohn’s disease himself. Dr Smith is happy to be contacted via mail, email, phone, social media (@DrPhilipJSmith) and even carrier pigeon (!) if he can help BSG members (of any type) in any way possible. It is a great honour to be elected to the BSG council and I hope to represent members well and make them proud of the society.

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Voting Members of Council

Dr Charlotte Rutter

Workforce Lead
2018 - 2020

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Dr Elizabeth Ratcliffe

Trainees Section Chair
2020 - 2021

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Ms Madhoor Ramdeen

BSGNA Chair
2020 - 2023

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Observing Members of Council

Mr Mark Hacker

Chief Executive

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Prof Emad El Omar

Prof Emad El-Omar

Editor, GUT

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Prof Mark Beattie

Editor, Frontline Gastroenterology

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Dr Ian Gee

Chair SAC

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Presidents / CEOs of other Societies

Guts UK

ACPGBI

AUGIS

BAPEN

BASL

BSPHAN

PCSG

PSGBI

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