Now recruiting: Trial of Faecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) in Cirrhosis (PROFIT-01)

The primary objective of this study will be to assess whether stabilising gut dysbiosis with FMT in patients with advanced cirrhosis is both feasible and safe.

Advanced Therapy makes progress with £9M in funding

The new Midlands & Wales research consortium has received funding to a total of £9 million to develop the Midlands & Wales Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre (MW-ATTC).

Researchers receive grant to better understand the effectiveness of amitriptyline as a treatment for IBS in primary care

Researchers have received £1.8 million of funding to conduct a definitive clinical trial of amitriptyline as a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome in primary care.

Receipt of Curative Resection or Palliative Care for Hepato-pancreatico-biliary Tumours

The aim of this study is to map the management pathway including investigations, biliary decompression and surgery from presentation to 90-day outcome for patients with pancreatic or peri-ampullary cancers as well as those with malignant biliary obstruction.

The Sir Francis Avery Jones Research Award Lecture 2018

This year, the award lecture will be delivered by Dr James Lee, Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinical Fellow and Consultant Gastroenterologist at the University of Cambridge.

NIHR LCRN Funding Allocations 2018/19 report now available

This report sets out the funding allocations for the 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs) for the financial year 2018/19 and provides a summary of changes made to the CRN funding model.

CRN Stratified Medicine Champion for gastroenterology

Congratulations go to BSG member Tariq Ahmad, who has been appointed to this role.

NIHR Chief Nurse Meeting takes place in Birmingham

Thirty five NHS chief nurses from across the midlands attended a NIHR professional briefing event focused on the nurse contribution to research, quality and economic growth.

UEG Research Prize 2018

Apply for the UEG Research Prize 2018 before May 1, 2018.

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation

Researchers awarded £2.3m grant for clinical trial on patients with liver cirrhosis and oesophageal varices

Clinical researchers to lead a NIHR funded multicentre clinical trial to research CALIBRE

Minimising Mortality from Alcoholic Hepatitis

The MRC Stratified Medicine application entitled ‘Minimising Mortality from Alcoholic Hepatitis’ will commence in April 2018 and will last for 5 years.

NHS England announce listening event dates for research consultation

NHS England launched a consultation on 30 November to support research in the NHS.

New guidance released for studies applying for CRN support outside of IRAS

The Department of Health released a new policy ‘Eligibility Criteria for NIHR CRN Support’ (effective from 1 January 2018).

UK Clinical Trials Gateway - Researcher Engagement Survey

The UKCTG service has traditionally provided public and professional users with information on what it means to participate in a clinical trial.

Critical research gaps and recommendations to inform research prioritisation for more effective prevention and improved outcomes in colorectal cancer


Bowel Cancer UK Identify Critical Research Gaps that could stop the UK's Second Biggest Killer in its Tracks

Almost 332,000 people living in the UK will needlessly lose their lives to bowel cancer

NIHR CRN CEO visits cutting edge Eastern Gastro research facility

Research teams from the Eastern region recently hosted a visit from Dr Jonathan Sheffield OBE, the Chief Executive Officer for the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network (CRN) – the research delivery arm of the NHS.

The 2018 Core / Dr Falk Pharma UK Awards are open for Applications

Now in their twelfth year, the Core / Dr Falk awards recognise the achievements of those who bring new insight to gastroenterology and hepatology, and the collaboration that furthers patient care.

BADENOMA recruitment target met 9 months early

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