First published on 29 Jan 2020

BSG Patient Safety Notice: Inadvertent Cervix Biopsies during Colonoscopy

Dear BSG member, NHSE have contacted the BSG Clinical Services & Standards Committee (CSSC) over their concerns about biopsies of the cervix being taken at colonoscopy. They report that over the last two years there have five reported cases of this occurring. […]

First published on 29 Jan 2020

Patients living with Crohn’s and colitis to benefit from £5m grant for a new data research hub based in Cambridge

The £5m grant was awarded by Health Data Research UK to establish a health data research hub for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) following a successful bid led by Eastern AHSN and Cambridge University Health Partners. The Cambridge based hub will […]

First published on 29 Jan 2020

New IBD Standards launch – 2019

The new IBD Standards were launched in June with the aim to improve how we care for people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) across the UK. These have been created by IBD UK, a partnership of 17 patient and professional organisations, including the […]

First published on 29 Jan 2020

1st Y-ECCO Mentorship Forum: Call for participants

It is a great pleasure for the Y-ECCO Committee to invite you to the first edition of the Y-ECCO Mentorship Forum, taking place on June 5-6, 2020 in Vienna! It is time to further strengthen the bonds between young doctors […]

First published on 29 Jan 2020

BSG members strike success in NIHR CRN/RCP awards

Gastroenterology success in NIHR CRN/RCP awards We are proud to announce, and celebrate, the success of colleagues in Gastroenterology field in last month’s NIHR Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) and Royal College of Physicians (the College) Awards, which recognise outstanding […]

First published on 29 Jan 2020

European recommendations on dosing errors with methotrexate for inflammatory diseases

A statement from the Pharmacovigilance Service: “You may be aware that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recently completed a review of the occurrence of dosing errors which resulted in patients taking methotrexate for inflammatory diseases daily instead of once weekly. From […]

First published on 29 Jan 2020

Your guide to submitting an abstract for the 2020 BSG Annual Meeting

The British Society of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting 2020 will take place at the ACC Liverpool from 15 – 18 June 2020. The conference will showcase the best of British gastroenterology, hepatology and endoscopy with hundreds of abstracts presented orally or as posters. […]

First published on 29 Jan 2020

ESGE dual membership programme for BSG members

BSG is formally collaborating with the European Society of Gastrointestinal  Endoscopy to offer a reduced rate dual membership for BSG consultant members from January 2020. BSG members who opt to join ESGE via dual membership programme pay a reduced fee […]

First published on 29 Jan 2020

Pension Survey: Results

The Clinical Services and Standards Committee on behalf, of the BSG, has surveyed our Consultant members around the UK. The aim was to evaluate the impact of the changes in the pension tax on personal circumstances and NHS services. The […]

First published on 29 Jan 2020

Workforce, Workload, Work-life

The BSG is very aware of the increasing pressures of work experienced by our members. We have run Workforce surveys over many years, but our understanding of our members’ Workload remains very limited. As a result, it is difficult to […]

First published on 13 Jan 2020

Guts UK/Dr Falk Awards 2020

One of the most important objectives of Guts UK’s research strategy is to maintain the supply of bright inquiring minds into research for the first time. To support this, Guts UK and Dr Falk join forces to offer a number […]

First published on 10 Dec 2019

Cancer Workforce Plan – Phase 1: Delivering the cancer strategy to 2021

Foreword This is a time of unprecedented advances in our ability to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and it is our responsibility to embed proven new treatments and tests in routine healthcare as quickly and equitably as possible. To this […]