Chairman: Professor PJ O’Dwyer, Consultant Surgeon, Western Infirmary, Glasgow
Treasurer: Dr Richard Park, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
Honorary Secretary/Contact: Mr Angus Macdonald, Consultant Surgeon
E-mail: [email protected]
The GGG (Gloucestershire Gastro Group) meets every second Wednesday of the month and is open to all involved in gastroenterology and hepatology in the trust. The meeting is used for presenting all types of work in gastroenterology as well as interesting cases.
Contact: [email protected]
Chair: Dr S Shah
Meetings of the Leicester Gut Club occur bi-annually. Colleagues are invited to contact the Secretary of the Leicester Gut Club, Dr James Stewart, on 0116 2586480.
E-mail: [email protected]
Chair: Dr S Subramanian
Meetings of the MGG occur monthly. Colleagues are invited to contact the Secretary/Treasurer of the MGG, Dr Richard Evans
Email: [email protected]
The MGNS is a thriving, well established regional group covering the Midlands area of the UK. We aim to advance nursing within the specialities of gastroenterology and endoscopy, as well as fostering friendship and networking amongst those with an interest in this area. To achieve this we hold biannual meetings, usually in June and November. These meetings are normally held simultaneously with those of our medical colleagues. A trade exhibition is held at lunchtime, as well as a well regarded poster session.
The MGNS also provides sponsorship for members wishing to undertake educational or training courses. Additionally we provide an opportunity for members to present for the first time in the safety of our “new speaker slot” available at every meeting.
The Midland Gastroenterological Society (MGS) is a large specialist society spanning two Regional and Strategic Authorities, from Hereford in the south-west, through Birmingham to Nottingham and Derby in the north-east. Meetings are held twice a year in May and November, and original research and audit data are presented in oral plenary style and poster presentations.
The society encompasses all Gastroenterological specialties including Gastroenterology, Gastroenterological Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, and the Midland Gastroenterological Nursing Society. We are keen for Specialist Trainees to join the society. Prizes are awarded for the best oral and poster presentations. The May meeting includes an invited National or International speaker. For the November meeting applications are invited for the MGS research prize presentation.
Chair: Dr Andrew Thillainayagam
Honorary Treasurer: Vacant
Chairman: Anthony Mee
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Tel: 01189 877523
Secretary: Jonathan Marshall
Horton General Hospital
Tel: 01295 229728
Please contact Dr Yassir Khiyar for further information.
Chair: Dr Andrew Muller – The Kent & Canterbury Hospital
(East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust)
Assistance provided by: Andrew Thillainayagam and Mike Mendall
President: John Christie
Secretary: Maria Saunders & Melanie Lockett
Treasurer: Shyam Prasad
The South-West Gastroenterology Society met at Tiverton, November 14-15th 2019 with a joint meeting with the South-West IBD group. Thursday was IBD and organised by Professor Tariq Ahmad and the Friday session was SpR presentations followed by a service development session led by Nick Michell.
The next meeting is planned for November 2020 with a similar format linking with the South-West Hepatology Group.
WAGE was founded in 2006 and has since gained momentum representing physicians, surgeons, radiologists, nurses, dietitians and other healthcare professionals giving them a single voice advancing the welfare of patients with gastrointestinal and liver disease within Wales. It is recognised by the Welsh Assembly Government as a National Specialty Advisory Group (NSAG). The Association’s object is to improve the care of patients in Wales with gastrointestinal disorders by:
- Facilitating co-operation between physicians, surgeons, radiologists, pathologists and other healthcare professionals caring for patients with gastrointestinal disease.
- Acting as a forum for disseminating advances in the discipline.
- Encouraging higher standards of training, education and skill amongst those involved in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disease.
- Promotion of research into gastrointestinal disease and the audit of clinical outcomes.
- Facilitating and agreeing processes for the drawing up of all-Wales guidelines in gastroenterology.
- Drawing the attention of the public and the Welsh Assembly Government to the needs of patients with gastrointestinal disease, establishing where necessary a patient/public interface where uncertainties exist regarding the prioritisation of resources.
- Giving leadership and professional advice in the provision and development of services in gastrointestinal disease in consultation with the Welsh Assembly Government and other bodies.
Membership is open to doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals including technicians involving in the care of patients with gastrointestinal disorders including hepatobiliary and pancreatic diseases. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Alison Davey at 01633 234266 or on [email protected].
WAGE organises an annual one-day meeting in October each year for its members and interested parties. A one-day annual Spring meeting will be added from March 2012.
The WAGE Committee Members are:
Dr. Miles Alison, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
Mr Jared Torkington, Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Dr Umakant Dave, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Morriston Hospital, Swansea
Dr. David Ramanaden, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Glan Clwyd Hospital, Rhyl
Associate members’ chair:
Sister Wendy Pugh, Specialist Screening Practitioner, Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor
Other executive officers
Gastroenterology SpR representative:
Dr. Rhodri Stacey
GI surgery trainee representative:
Mr. Hazem Al-Momani
Welsh representative serving on BSG Clinical Services and Standards Committee
Dr. Vivek Goel, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport
Deputy Representative for Wales, BSG Clinical Services and Standards Committee
Dr. John Green, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Llandough Hospital, Penarth
Representative from the Association of Upper GI Surgeons
Mr. Ashraf Rasheed, Consultant Surgeon, Royal Gwent Hospital
Representative from the Association of Coloproctologists of Gt. Britain and N. Ireland
Mr Mike Davies, Consultant Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales
Representative from the paediatric gastroenterologists in Wales
Dr. Huw Jenkins, Consultant Paediatrician, UHW, Cardiff
Clinical Lead for Endoscopy Training in Wales
Dr. Neil Hawkes, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant
Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology
Dr. Peter Neville, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil
Research Network Lead
Dr. Sunil Dolwani, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Llandough Hospital, Penarth
President: Dr PM Goggin
Honorary Secretary: Dr Gaius Longcroft-Wheaton
Contact: [email protected]