The Digest This! webinars were born from an original idea of Dr Elaine Robertson.
Dr Robertson had the ambitious plan of a readily available, on-the-go, accessible and flexible way of learning that would suit the busy life of doctors. While e-learning has become popular in recent years, expertise and human interaction is crucial in medical education – Digest This! episodes take the form of recorded interviews with expert speakers and allow both flexibility of learning and human interaction.
Each episode of Digest This! is recorded with the assistance of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medical Illustration team, and can be viewed (or listened to in ‘podcast’ format alone) on a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
In 2016, the first Digest This! webcast in association with the Scottish Society of Gastroenterology (SSG) was published online. Episodes are released via the SSG website (now linked here on the BSG website!) and a dedicated YouTube channel and promoted via social media.
Whilst initially targeted at Gastroenterology and Hepatology consultants and trainees, we believe Digest This! is of interest to other medical and surgical specialties as well as nurses, AHPs, other doctors in training and medical students.