British Society of Gastroenterology

The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) is a British professional organisation of gastroenterologists, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians and others amongst its members, which number over 3,000. It was founded in 1937,[1] and is a registered charity. Its offices are in Regent's Park, London.[2]

The society is an organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom.[3] It is involved with the training of gastroenterologists in the United Kingdom, and with original research into gastroenterology. The society also produces information for patients with gastrointestinal diseases.[4]

The society publishes the medical journals Gut, BMJ Open Gastroenterology and Frontline Gastroenterology.[5][6][7]

It produces clinical practice guidelines and various other documents relevant to the field of gastroenterology including diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, liver, pancreas and biliary tract, and the disciplines of gastrointestinal endoscopy, nutrition, pathology and gastrointestinal surgery.[8][9][10][11][12][13]

The society holds an Annual General Meeting during which original research, updates and reviews in gastroenterology and hepatology are presented. Named lectures include the Sir Arthur Hurst lecture and the Sir Francis Avery Jones BSG Research medallist.

Recent presidents have been Hermon Dowling (1996–1997), Chris Hawkey (2010), Jon Rhodes (2011–12), Ian Gilmore (2013–14), Ian Forgacs (2014–16), Martin Lombard (2016–18), Cathryn Edwards (2018–20) and Alastair McKinlay (2020-22). The current president is Professor Andy Veitch.[14]

The British Society of Gastroenterology is a National Society Member of the United European Gastroenterology.


  1. ^ Delamothe T (September 1987). "British Society of Gastroenterology: golden jubilee". British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Ed.). 295 (6599): 622. doi:10.1136/bmj.295.6599.622. PMC 1257759. PMID 3117263.
  2. ^ Alexander-Williams J, Baron JH (September 1987). "British Society of Gastroenterology 1937-87: an overview". Gut. 28 Suppl (Suppl): 53–5. PMC 2579722. PMID 3311919.
  3. ^ "About the BSG". The British Society of Gastroenterology. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  4. ^ "The voice of British Gastroenterology and Hepatology since 1937". The British Society of Gastroenterology.
  5. ^ "Gut - A leading journal in gastroenterology and hepatology - BMJ". Gut. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  6. ^ "BMJ Open Gastroenterology - A gastroenterology and hepatology journal". BMJ Open Gastroenterology.
  7. ^ "Frontline Gastroenterology - Essential gastroenterology & hepatology". Frontline Gastroenterology. Retrieved 6 October 2021.
  8. ^ Rees CJ, Trebble TM, Von Wagner C, Clapham Z, Hewitson P, Barr H, Everett S, Griffiths H, Nayar M, Oppong K, Riley S, Stebbing J, Thomas-Gibson S, Bevan R (September 2020). "British Society of Gastroenterology position statement on patient experience of GI endoscopy". Gut. 69 (9): 1718.1–1719. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2019-319207. PMID 31506326. S2CID 202555929.
  9. ^ Lamb CA, Kennedy NA, Raine T, Hendy PA, Smith PJ, Limdi JK, Hayee B, Lomer MC, Parkes GC, Selinger C, Barrett KJ, Davies RJ, Bennett C, Gittens S, Dunlop MG, Faiz O, Fraser A, Garrick V, Johnston PD, Parkes M, Sanderson J, Terry H, Gaya DR, Iqbal TH, Taylor SA, Smith M, Brookes M, Hansen R, Hawthorne AB (December 2019). "British Society of Gastroenterology consensus guidelines on the management of inflammatory bowel disease in adults". Gut. 68 (Suppl 3): s1–s106. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2019-318484. PMC 6872448. PMID 31562236.
  10. ^ Siau K, Hearnshaw S, Stanley AJ, Estcourt L, Rasheed A, Walden A, Thoufeeq M, Donnelly M, Drummond R, Veitch AM, Ishaq S, Morris AJ (2020). "British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)-led multisociety consensus care bundle for the early clinical management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding". Frontline Gastroenterology. 11 (4): 311–323. doi:10.1136/flgastro-2019-101395. PMC 7307267. PMID 32582423.
  11. ^ Vasant DH, Paine PA, Black CJ, Houghton LA, Everitt HA, Corsetti M, Agrawal A, Aziz I, Farmer AD, Eugenicos MP, Moss-Morris R, Yiannakou Y, Ford AC (July 2021). "British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines on the management of irritable bowel syndrome". Gut. 70 (7): 1214–1240. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2021-324598. PMID 33903147. S2CID 233402791.
  12. ^ Catlow J, Beaton D, Beintaris I, Shaw T, Broughton R, Healey C, Penman I, Coleman M, Rutter M (2021). "JAG/BSG national survey of UK endoscopy services: impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and early restoration of endoscopy services". Frontline Gastroenterology. 12 (4): 272–278. doi:10.1136/flgastro-2020-101582. PMC 8231419. PMID 34249311.
  13. ^ Snook J, Bhala N, Beales IL, Cannings D, Kightley C, Logan RP, Pritchard DM, Sidhu R, Surgenor S, Thomas W, Verma AM, Goddard AF (September 2021). "British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines for the management of iron deficiency anaemia in adults". Gut. 70 (11): 2030–2051. doi:10.1136/gutjnl-2021-325210. PMC 8515119. PMID 34497146.
  14. ^ "BSG Trustees". British Society of Gastroenterology. August 10, 2020. Archived from the original on 2020-09-23. Retrieved August 10, 2020.

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