BSG Regional Groups

Glasgow Gastroenterology Club

Chairman: Professor PJ O'Dwyer, Consultant Surgeon, Western Infirmary, Glasgow

Treasurer: Dr Richard Park, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow

Honorary Secretary/Contact: Mr Angus Macdonald, Consultant Surgeon

Gloucestershire Gastro Group

The GGG (Gloucestershire Gastro Group) meets every second Wednesday of the month and is open to all involved in gastroenterology and hepatology in the trust. The meeting is used for presenting all types of work in gastroenterology as well as interesting cases.

Contact: mailto:

Leicester Gut Club

Chair: Dr S Shah

Meetings of the Leicester Gut Club occur bi-annually. Colleagues are invited to contact the Secretary of the Leicester Gut Club, Dr James Stewart, on 0116 2586480.


Mersey Gastroenterology Group

Chair: Dr S Subramanian

Meetings of the MGG occur monthly. Colleagues are invited to contact the Secretary/Treasurer of the MGG, Dr Richard Evans


Midland Gastroenterological Nurses Society

The MGNS is a thriving, well established regional group covering the Midlands area of the UK. We aim to advance nursing within the specialities of gastroenterology and endoscopy, as well as fostering friendship and networking amongst those with an interest in this area. To achieve this we hold biannual meetings, usually in June and November. These meetings are normally held simultaneously with those of our medical colleagues. A trade exhibition is held at lunchtime, as well as a well regarded poster session.

The MGNS also provides sponsorship for members wishing to undertake educational or training courses. Additionally we provide an opportunity for members to present for the first time in the safety of our “new speaker slot” available at every meeting.

Midland Gastroenterological Society

The Midland Gastroenterological Society (MGS) is a large specialist society spanning two Regional and Strategic Authorities, from Hereford in the south-west, through Birmingham to Nottingham and Derby in the north-east. Meetings are held twice a year in May and November, and original research and audit data are presented in oral plenary style and poster presentations. The society encompasses all Gastroenterological specialties including Gastroenterology, Gastroenterological Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, and the Midland Gastroenterological Nursing Society. We are keen for Specialist Trainees to join the society. Prizes are awarded for the best oral and poster presentations. The May meeting includes an invited National or International speaker. For the November meeting applications are invited for the MGS research prize presentation.

MGS Committee 2018

Members Name
President Dr Nigel Trudgill
Immediate Past President Dr Andrew Cole
President-Elect Vacant
Treasurer Dr Rupert Ransford
Secretary Dr Ben Disney
Member Dr Jayan Mannath
Member Dr Debasish Das
Member Dr Paul Wilson
Gastro Nurse Rep' Ms Barbara Johnson
Secretariat Royal College of Physicians - West Midlands



Call for Abstracts – MGS Summer Conference: Friday 11 May 2018: LOUGHBOROUGH

Abstracts are invited for possible verbal presentation or poster demonstration at the summer conference. Please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details. The closing date is 12 February 2018 for all abstract submissions.

You can book to attend this event using the following link:


MGS Conference Dates

MGS Autumn Conference, Warwick Conference Centre, Warwick
Friday 16th November 2018


MGS Study Grant Applications autumn 2018

The MGS invites applicants for a study grant for autumn 2018. The awards are open to both consultant and trainees, who are undertaking research (but not necessarily in a research post). Each award will go through a process of external rigorous peer-review and will be up to the value of £2500. These awards are designed to assist the recipient in funding an integral part of research projects.

Applications should take the form of a description of the research study which is being undertaken. Details of the institution where the study will be carried out and the use to which the grant will be hosted should be included. Applications should be less than 1000 words in length.

Recipients of these awards will be expected to give a formal presentation of their work at a meeting of the MGS. The awards will be available as a first source of call for funding and will not be dependent upon applicants having obtained funds from elsewhere beforehand. However, the Committee is likely to take into account the feasibility of the research proposal and the availability of funds from other sources when making its decision.

These awards are open to any researcher nationally but relevance of the project to patient care in the Midlands region will be taken into account in the review process.

Your application should be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Midland Gastroenterological Society - Presidential Award

The Presidential Research Prize of £500 will be awarded annually at the autumn meeting of the MGS. Applicants for this prize should be members of the MGS, and can be either non-consultant grade doctors or consultants who are within 2 years of their consultant appointment. The application comprises a summary of a body of research undertaken by the applicant, and should be no more than 2 sides of A4 in length. Applications will be assessed by the MGS Committee, and the prize winner will be invited to present a summary of his/her research at the autumn meeting.

All queries relating to this award should be sent to:

North West Thames Gut Club

Chair: Dr Andrew Thillainayagam

Honorary Treasurer: Vacant

Oxford Regional Gut Club

Anthony Mee
Royal Berkshire Hospital
London Road
Tel: 01189 877523
Fax: 01189 878736

Jonathan Marshall
Horton General Hospital
Oxford Road
OX16 9AL
Tel: 01295 229728 
Fax: 01869 347805

Ridings Gut Club

The next meeting is Tuesday 6 March 2012 at Castle Hill Hospital, Hull

Please contact: Dr Yassir Khiyar for further information.

Scottish Society of Gastroenterology

President: Dr Kel Palmer

Secretary: Dr Ewan Forrest [ ]


South East England Club

Chair: Dr Andrew Muller - The Kent & Canterbury Hospital 
(East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust)

Assistance provided by: Andrew Thillainayagam and Mike Mendall

South West Gastroenterology Society

PresidentDr Alex Moran, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

Hon SecDr Peter Collins, Bristol Royal Infirmary

Hon TreasurerDr Shyam Prasad, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Ulster Society of Gastroenterology

Secretary/Contact: Dr Patrick Allen
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Ulster Hospital

President: Mr Eamon Mackle
Consultant Surgeon
Craigavon Hospital

Treasurer: Dr Jennifer Addley 
Consultant Gastroenterologist
Ulster Hospital

WAGE (Welsh Association for Gastroenterology and Endoscopy)

WAGE was founded in 2006 and has since gained momentum representing physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare professionals giving them a single voice advancing the welfare of patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease within Wales. It is recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government as a National Specialty Advisory Group (NSAG). The Association's object is to improve the care of patients in Wales with gastrointestinal disorders by:

  1. Facilitating co-operation between physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with gastrointestinal disease.
  2. Acting as a forum for disseminating advances in the discipline.
  3. Encouraging higher standards of training, education and skill amongst those involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disease.
  4. Promotion of research into gastrointestinal disease and the audit of clinical outcomes.
  5. Facilitating and agreeing processes for the drawing up of all-Wales guidelines in gastroenterology.
  6. Drawing the attention of the public and the Welsh Assembly Government to the needs of patients with gastrointestinal disease, establishing where necessary a patient/public interface where uncertainties exist regarding the prioritisation of resources.
  7. Giving leadership and professional advice in the provision and development of services in gastrointestinal disease in consultation with the Welsh Assembly Government and other bodies.

Membership is open to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals including technicians involving in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders including hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Alison Davey at 01633 234266 or on

WAGE organises an annual one-day meeting in October each year for its members and interested parties. A one-day annual Spring meeting will be added from March 2012.

The WAGE Committee Members are:


Dr. Miles Alison, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport


Mr Jared Torkington, Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff


Dr Umakant Dave, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Morriston Hospital, Swansea


Dr. David Ramanaden, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl

Associate members' chair:

Sister Wendy Pugh, Specialist Screening Practitioner, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor

Other executive officers

Gastroenterology SpR representative:

Dr. Rhodri Stacey

GI surgery trainee representative:

Mr. Hazem Al-Momani

Welsh representative serving on BSG Clinical Services and Standards Committee

Dr. Vivek Goel, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport

Deputy Representative for Wales, BSG Clinical Services and Standards Committee

Dr. John Green, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Llandough Hospital, Penarth

Representative from the Association of Upper GI Surgeons

Mr. Ashraf Rasheed, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Gwent Hospital

Representative from the Association of Coloproctologists of Gt. Britain and N. Ireland

Mr Mike Davies, Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales

Representative from the paediatric gastroenterologists in Wales

Dr. Huw Jenkins, Consultant Paediatrician, UHW, Cardiff

Clinical Lead for Endoscopy Training in Wales

Dr. Neil Hawkes, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant

Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology

Dr. Peter Neville, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil

Research Network Lead

Dr. Sunil Dolwani, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Llandough Hospital, Penarth

Wessex Gut Club

President: Dr PM Goggin

Honorary Secretary: Dr AJ Fowell