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British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


Welcome to the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (known as BSPGHAN), the national, professional and academic society which represents specialty colleagues working for infants, children and young people with digestive and liver disorders.


BSPGHAN is a society that brings together colleagues from a range of professional disciplines and is recognised by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) as the society responsible for this field of paediatric medicine.

BSPGHAN’s membership  is renowned for its friendliness and inclusivity. Membership stands at around 500 members, comprising consultants and specialist trainees in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition;  affiliated health care professionals such as specialist dieticians, nurses, pharmacists, clinical psychologists and scientists. This breadth of membership is a great benefit to the society and the wide range or professionals serve to represent our models of care for families. BSPGHAN has Professional groups and Working Parties to advocate for the key issues that our patients face.

Read more about us here.


BSPGHAN Non Technical webmaster

Council is pleased to re-advertise the call for the position of non-technical webmaster to oversee the content of the new BSPGHAN website.

2024 Annual Meeting

20th – 22nd March 2024, Bristol. Registration now open.

Abstract submissions are now closed.

News and Updates

UK Joint 4th Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting (JIRM)

2nd November 2023 from 12-2pm. Virtual event, Sheffield.

The Nutrition team at Sheffield Children’s Hospital would like to cordially invite all interested health professionals to a national intestinal rehabilitation (UK- Joint Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting; JIRM) meeting discussing difficult paediatric intestinal failure patients.

read more

Upcoming Events

EAP 2024 – The European Academy of Paediatrics Mastercourse

Porto, Portugal from 12-14 April 2024 The Mastercourse this time will be focused on Vaccines and Paediatric Infectious diseases. The scientific chairman, Prof. Fernanda Rodrigues, has prepared an excellent programme […]

National Percutaneous Endocopic Gastrostomy Course

A unique opportunity to both observe and practice the different techniques of PEG insertion in children*WHERE? Northern General Hospital, Medical Education Centre, SheffieldWHEN? 13 September 2024 Course fees are £500. […]


BSPGHAN Non Technical webmaster

Council is pleased to re-advertise the call for the position of non-technical webmaster to oversee the content of the new BSPGHAN website.

The appointee will work closely with John Lister Consulting who currently maintain the website to ensure that all content is up to date. The post will involve:

  1. Selection of evidence based guidelines and position papers ( with advice from the chairs of the WGs) as well as pertinent review papers for uploading to the “Guideline” section of the website
  2. Coordination with the chairs of the WGs to update the monthly “Journal Scan” section of the website
  3. Review of the “News and Updates” section of the website to ensure all news / adverts are up to date
  4. Development of new website initiatives / modernisation
  5. Working with the Trainee representative on Council to develop the online toolkit (course) to encourage trainees into gastroenterology
  6. Attending approximately 3 monthly Council meetings (a hybrid of virtual and face to face meetings) to participate in dialogue about website development and other Council business

Please note that the technical aspects of the webmaster role will continue to be covered by James Fletcher from John Lister Consulting.

Please send an expression of interest and a short CV to

Closing date 15 September 2023.

Best wishes

Jutta Koeglmeier
Consultant paediatric Gastroenterologist
Chair of the Education Working Group

Parenteral Nutrition Nurse Specialist – Gastroenterology

Job Overview

We have an amazing opportunity for a band 6 to join our team!

The Home PN team consists of two band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialists and one band 6 Nurse Specialist . The team care for a designated caseload of patients providing teaching and support to families and local hospitals as well as patients within the trust. The service provides care for patients from point of referral for Home PN training, through teaching, discharge planning and long term management/support in the community. Most referrals are from the gastro/SNAPS/BMT specialties. The complexity of the patients are varied and include psychological and social care needs to which the team have an input in gathering the right support from external agencies. The nurse led services also include clinic follow ups and keeping in contact via MyGosh.

The service allows for decreased inpatient admissions and for patients and carers to be more empowered to be in their home environment. You must have a passion and drive for maintaining good service provision.

Main duties of the job:

  • To work alongside two band 7 practitioners with a defined caseload of children and families incorporating a care co-ordination remit as agreed.
  • To provide effective nursing, expertise, advice and support to a team / department and ensure the provision of high quality care to children and families.
  • To act as a role model and highly competent practitioner.
  • To act as a designated resource to children and families, and other professionals caring for them.
  • To facilitate the development of the all staff within the team.
  • To promote an innovative and progressive attitude to the continual improvement of patient care through research and evidence based practice.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities:

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. Download here.


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