First published on 19 Jun 2020

New President, Same Values

As I take office as BSG President I felt it important to reiterate the vision of the society. The BSG will support its members as they work to ensure that the NHS recovers safely from the COVID crisis by: Providing […]

First published on 19 Jun 2020

Cathryn Edwards: an appreciation

Most BSG Presidents get two Annual Meetings on which to leave their mark. Sadly in Cathryn’s case, COVID-19 has deprived her of an opportunity to experience first hand, the gratitude of her colleagues and friends in the BSG. The retiming […]

First published on 16 Jun 2020

BSG appoints new President Elect 

Following a competitive selection process, the BSG is delighted to announce that Dr Andy Veitch has been appointed as President Elect.  Andy is a Gastroenterologist in Wolverhampton with interests in therapeutic endoscopy, training, and clinical research. He is a former Vice President (Endoscopy) of BSG […]

First published on 11 Jun 2020

Sustainability: a mantra for the pre and post COVID-19 world

Purpose – Delivery – Impact – Environment – Transformation As I demit from my role as President I am proud that the challenges presented by COVID-19 have been met with resilience by the Society, due first to the enormous talent […]

First published on 27 May 2020

President’s Bullet Point Bulletin – 27th May 2020

In a recent message to BSG trainees about training and training challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, I referenced an academic text entitled ‘The World Turned Upside Down’. It’s an illuminating treatise on the Levellers, the Ranters and the […]

First published on 18 May 2020

In Memoriam: Monty Losowsky, BSG President (1993-94)

  It is with great sadness that I must inform you that our past President, Monty Losowsky has passed away. On behalf of the Society, I have expressed our sincere condolences to his family during this difficult time. Born and […]

First published on 17 May 2020

Run to support Guts UK and Crohns and Colitis UK

Guts UK and Crohns and Colitis UK are facing a challenging time and have posted an urgent appeal to fundraise. Many Gastroenterologists and their patients have benefited from the funding that these two charities have provided in the past. A […]

First published on 28 Apr 2020

President’s Bullet Point Bulletin – 28th April 2020

This ‘bullet point bulletin’ shares what the BSG is doing and is planning to do to support our members, the wider GI community and our patients. I have also written a piece on Accepting Change and Developing the New Norm, […]

First published on 28 Apr 2020

President’s Bulletin: Accepting Change and Developing the New Norm

I was reminded by one of my international colleagues that 25th April was World Malaria Day. This has passed unnoticed in many quarters due to our collective focus on the current coronavirus pandemic. In 2018 there were 228 million cases […]

First published on 17 Apr 2020

President’s Bulletin: the What, When and How of Service Recovery

17th April 2020 Service Recovery Documents: the What, When and How Another week on and many of us around the country are pondering the uncertainties of how the epidemic will unfold in our own locality. Regions around the UK are […]

First published on 10 Apr 2020

President’s Bullet Point Bulletin – 10th April 2020

10th April 2020 For many of us, the working week is not a concept we recognise as finishing on a Friday. Rotas, and clinical and academic commitments, have always been part of a continuous cycle and never more so than […]

First published on 10 Apr 2020

Joint ACPGBI, BSG and BSGAR considerations for adapting the rapid access colorectoral cancer pathway during COVID-19 pandemic

NHS England recently published specialty advice for endoscopy services, advocating continuation of both the rapid access cancer referral pathway and bowel cancer screening with FIT: During the COVID-19 pandemic, rapid access two week wait colorectal cancer referrals will continue. Changes […]