Welcome to BSPGHAN

CLDF and BSPGHAN make two new research awards

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) has joined forces with BSPGHAN (British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) to co-fund two start-up research grants into liver disease in children and young people.  Announcements on our Research Page


BSPGHAN Glasgow 25th-27th January 2017


Dear delegates, the meeting is just over two week's away and we are pleased to provide you with some information that you may find useful regarding registration and social events.  Please click here for  'Useful information for delegates' to download this document.

Of special interest are the Annual Trainees v Consultants Football match.  For full details click on Andy's promotional poster

- please contact Andy if you wish to play and the social event, Kelvingrove Art Gallery Tour, please contact Diana if you wish to join in this tour.  Full details are in the document

Further information for Gala Dinner:  The Gala dinner is being hosted at Oran Mor a short distance away from the Conference hotel.  Coaches will be provided to transport guests to and from Oran Mor on the evening.  Please do let the team know on the registration desk whether you will need a coach to and from venue to ensure you are guaranteed a place on the coach.  For the more adventurous guests the  famous 'Clockwork Orange', Glasgow's undergound rail system runs directly to the Oran Mor and is just a short walk from the Double Tree.  We will take names and details during the meeting so please do let the team on the registration know in advance how you would like to get to Oran Mor.  If you travel by tube we are happy to provide a coach trip on the return journey.  Coaches will be picking up at midnight and 1.00 a.m. from Oran Mor.  Again please let the team know what time you would like to return home. 

We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow

BSPGHAN Glasgow 25th-27th January 2017

Dear Friends

We are getting ready to welcome all our colleagues to BSPGHAN Glasgow 25-27th January

As we say in Glasgow, ‘please come on in, you’re very welcome’.

We will be taking a formal picture of the BSPGHAN assembly on Thursday 26th which will form part of the gift package, so we’re really looking for as much tartan as possible on display. For delegates who had ordered Kilts, Kilts4U have agreed hotel delivery on 25th Jan onward and collection on 27th  


Richard Hansen & Andy Barclay, Local Organisers

30th Anniversary of BSPGHAN:  31st Annual Meeting 25th to 27th January 2017

With grateful thanks to the following companies and charities without whose support this meeting could not happen

Danone Early Life Nutrition; Nestle Health Science, Abbvie, Mead Johnson, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Alexion.   Clinova; Fresenius Kabi; Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Shire.  Aquilant Endoscopy; Ardmore Healthcare; Baxter Healthcare; Grifols; Karl Storz Endoscopy; Protexin; 

Children's Liver Disease Foundation; Crohn's in Childhood Research Association and National Associate for Crohn's and Colitis

On behalf of the Glasgow team and BSPGHAN Council, I'd like to invite you to attend the 31st annual meeting of our society in January 2017. The meeting encompasses the full range of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition with specific foci of IBD, nutrition and microbiome. In addition, we will offer up the best of contemporary Scottish hospitality as well as guaranteed traditional haggis, whisky, ceilidh, Mackintosh and Burns to complement the educational programme.  

The meeting will be held at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel (formerly Thistle Hotel) in Glasgow.  The Final Programme is now available.  Details of registration prices are now available to download from the website, please see http://www.bspghan.org.uk/annual-meeting for full details.  Please note Early bird registration now closed

NB: Instructions for presenters with posters: Posters to be no more than 1m wide x 2m high (Portrait orientation) Please click here for full details for poster presentation and display times

We look forward to seeing you in Glasgow


Richard Hansen
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Glasgow Children's Hospital

1345 Govan Road
G51 4TF

Service standards for specialist paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional support

RCPCH and British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) are collaborating to develop the standards.
These aim to:
  • provide equity and quality of care for ICYP using gastroenterology and hepatology services and their parents and carers
  • inform commissioners / service planners and providers in designing and developing services
  • be used by inspectorates/regulators in inspecting services (including the Care Quality Commission)
  • ensure a smooth transition for children transitioning to adult specialist services
  • promote improved understandings of the interface between secondary and tertiary care.

Important information regarding the new RCPCH ePortfolio

Dear all,

Please note, the dates for ePortfolio go live have changed slightly from those previously advertised; we have moved the dates back one day to the Friday to ensure the College is open when this important stage occurs and we can provide support for trainees and supervisors. 

Please take note of these changes to dates.

Phase 1 – affecting West Midlands and Scotland users ONLY. This will not affect those in these regions who are not in run through training. Those users will be included in the second phase
13 November - ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
7 December – new RCPCH ePortfolio system will go live

Phase 2 – affecting all other users including those who use ePortfolio as a non-run through trainee.
 18 December – ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
20 January – new ePortfolio system will go live

We have updated our website: www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news with this information and with WPBA and ePortfolio forms for trainees to use during the downtime. These are provided as Word files that can be typed into and saved. Trainees should keep a copy and send one to their assessor. When the system goes live the trainees can then ask their assessor to copy and paste the WPBA into the new ePortfolio. Whilst we are putting these provisions in place we strongly recommend that trainees complete as many WPBAs as possible before they lose access to ASSET. Our recommendation is that trainees do 2 WPBA a month  so ideally trainees should try and fit these 2 assessments in before the 13th or 18th depending what phase they are in.

As a reminder all ASSET and ePortfolio data for trainees and supervisors/assessors will be transferred to the new system. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to let me know

Best wishes
Pippa AshtonProject Manager - RCPCH ePortfolio integration project
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH
Tel. 020 7092 6040 Web:  http://www.rcpch.ac.uk  Follow us on Twitter @rcpchtrainees

Keep up to date on the ePortfolio project by visiting www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news.