To become a member of AGIP you must first become a member of the BSG:

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or contact the BSG at the following address:

British Society of Gastroenterology
3 St Andrews Place
Regent's Park
London NW1 4LB
Telephone: 020 7935 3150
Fax: 020 7487 3734
Email: j.bassett@bsg.org.uk


‘Associate’ Membership of AGIP 

Application for Membership is through the BSG, as such membership of the BSG is a pre-requirement of AGIP. For Allied Health Professionals, Clinical GI Physiologists, Clinical and non-Clinical Scientists and GI Physiology students enrolled on an appropriate training programme (STP/ASSP) the most appropriate route to AGIP membership is via the BSG’s “AHP & Scientist Members (including AGIP)” (Associate Membership) of the BSG which states that: 

Membership is intended for those who have a long-term commitment to some aspect of gastrointestinal practice or research, but who are ineligible for other forms of membership. It is accordingly appropriate for a range of Allied Health Professionals and clinical and non-clinical scientists (dieticians, physiology technicians, radiographers and other non-medically qualified individuals). Intending associate members should have been in a relevant post for at least one year and/or be enrolled on an appropriate training programme *, and their commitment should be demonstrated by regular sessional contributions to gastrointestinal practice or research amounting to a least two and a half days per week. 

* i.e. for ‘AGIP’ it would be the GI Physiology ‘Scientist Training Programme’ (STP) or GI Physiology ‘Accredited Specialist Scientific Practice (ASSP) 

Form 1…AGIP registration as an 'Accredited Independent Healthcare Professional' in GI Physiology

Criteria

  • Are Associate members of AGIP (BSG)
  • Are state registered where appropriate?
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in GI Physiology
  • Have obtained appropriate academic qualifications and professional competencies through one of our two approved training routes…
  1. Scientist Training Programme for Gastrointestinal Physiology and Urodynamic Science (Modernising Scientific Careers) or
  2. Accredited Specialist Scientific Practice (ASSP) route
  • Have a formal portfolio that evidences practice conforming to the highest standards of good clinical and scientific practice

Form 2…AGIP Fellow

Criteria

a) Accredited Independent Healthcare Professionals in GI Physiology who:-

  • Have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in GI Physiology
  • Have taken an active role in the Association
  • Are considered by the Council to have made an outstanding contribution to GI Physiology

b) Affiliated Members with no clinical experience who:

  • Fulfil the criteria for fellowship as above
  • Have been employed in academic research or development or teaching

Those members who have attained the status of ‘Fellow’ would be recognised as having the appropriate experience to give expert advice in their field of practice.

Such individuals must be proposed by two Fellows of AGIP, scrutinised by the Accreditation Committee and ratified by the full Council. Fellows may use the designatory letters FAGIP.


Form 3… Nomination for consideration of a position on the AGIP Council

Associate Members of AGIP and students are not eligible for nomination. Personal profile of nominee must be attached to this form.