March 2021 Highlights

March 2021 Highlights

Dear members 

I hope this email finds you all well. 

I trust that you are looking forward to our BSPGHAN Annual Meeting 27-29th April. If you already registered for January, there’s no need to re-register for April.  A reminder that accepted abstracts will be published in Frontline Gastroenterology.

I hope that you are making regular use of your access to the journal and enjoying the brilliant educational material that is accessed via our members login page? 

Please see Highlights for Members – Publishing Papers to Impact on Practice for March 2021 sent from the Editor in Chief, Professor Mark Beattie.  

Best wishes 

Sue  BSPGHAN President. 

Dear Colleagues 

I wanted to highlight some of our recent published content that I thought would be of interest 

The gut microbiome: what every gastroenterologist needs to know

Getting to grips with sarcopenia: recent advances and practical management for the gastroenterologist

Diagnostic ileocolonoscopy: getting the basics right

Refeeding syndrome : physiological background and practical management

British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)-led multisociety consensus care bundle for the early clinical management of acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding

Also online first

How to manage a high-output stoma

Short bowel syndrome in infancy: recent advances and practical management

Gut-focused hypnotherapy for children and adolescents with irritable bowel syndrome

Exit strategies from the COVID-19 lockdown for children and young people receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN): lessons from the BSPGHAN Intestinal Failure Working Group experience

Eosinophilic oesophagitis: recent advances and practical management

Check out the journal – lots of other excellent content across gastroenterology, endoscopy, hepatology and nutrition

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Mark Beattie 

Professor RM Beattie

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Honorary Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Editor in Chief Frontline Gastroenterology


Vacancy – Paediatric Consultant with special interest in Nutrition and Intestinal Failure

The team at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London are currently inviting applications for a full time Paediatric Consultant with a special interest in Nutrition and Intestinal Failure:

Reference: 271-MDL-2995971 (BMJ)

This exciting opportunity is for a full-time post to work in this unique and supportive environment within a busy children’s hospital.

We are looking for an innovative, enthusiastic consultant with appropriate clinical experience to join our team of 8 paediatric Gastroenterologists working specifically within the Nutrition and Intestinal failure Rehabilitation Unit.

This post involves a 1 in 7 on-call commitment (non-resident) for Gastroenterology patients when attending providing 24 hour cover for the service. The successful candidate will also be required to undertake senior leadership responsibility for the management of patient care whilst leading a team of middle grade Drs in the in-patient care of children. The on-call consultant is expected to undertake ward rounds at the weekend and on public holidays.

The successful applicant will join the Nutrition and intestinal failure Unit, undertake inpatient nutrition ward rounds across the hospital as part of a multidisciplinary nutrition rare team and run both general Gastroenterology clinics and specialised Nutrition clinics including for children on home parenteral nutrition and those with complex enteral feeding requirements. The successful applicant will also be required to undertake endoscopy list.

Applicants are expected to be MRCHP/MRCHPCH qualified or equivalent, and have extensive experience in general Paediatrics, paediatric Gastroenterology as well as evidence of experience in the field of Nutrition and Intestinal failure Rehabilitation.

Interested applicants are invited to contact Dr Jutta Koeglmeier, Unit Lead for Nutrition and Intestinal Failure Rehabilitation: or Dr Osvaldo Borrelli, Head of Clinical Service: or call 020 7762 6031

Substantive Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist or General Paediatrician with a strong interest in Paediatric Gastroenterology

The team at Staffordshire Children’s Hospital at the Royal Stoke (part of the University Hospital of the North Midlands NHS Trust) are looking for a Substantive Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist or General Paediatrician with a strong interest in Paediatric Gastroenterology. The post has time for specialist gastroenterology clinics and endoscopy, and is supported with specialist nurses and specialist dieticians. The post involves a commitment to general paediatric on-call. Please follow the link to NHS Jobs: and download the College approved job pack. If you are interested please contact Dr Yvonne Slater or Anna Pigott for further information.


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