Welcome to the SWiG Network

SWiG was ratified as a Section at the BSG Council meeting on Monday 17 June 2019.

Please check back for changes about the official Committee, including its Terms of Reference.

In 2014 the BSG launched a new initiative open to all BSG members, recognising that women were underrepresented in both our specialty and in the Society.

The primary purpose of the SWiG Network was to define the key problems of recruitment of women to the specialty and to establish a pilot scheme for coaching and mentoring within the BSG. In so doing we hope to provide a supportive environment in which women can develop into senior leadership roles, in their careers and in the Society. In addition the Network aims to launch projects and professional collaborations which offer an opportunity to contribute to Gastroenterology nationally and internationally.

At the face to face launch of the network last June, over one hundred expressions of interest in the Network were received. Since then SWiG has established a mentoring scheme for the Society to be launched at DDF 2015 and is to shortly report on its survey on attitudes to career/specialty choice amongst Society members.