British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

WELCOME

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.

WHO WE ARE

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.

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Jobs

Clinical Psychologist

Employer: Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Sheffield

Closing Date:10/08/2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated clinical psychologist to work into Gastroenterology (0.5 wte) and Chronic Fatigue (0.5 wte) servicesThis is a 6 month temporary post, in the first instance, within the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Paediatric Psychology Department.

The Gastroenterology role involves providing psychological assessment and intervention to patients both as in-patients and out-patients. Psychology has been part of the team for a number of years, and is seen as a key intervention in helping many patients adjust and/or recover to significant gastroenterological conditions; from feeding problems to inflammatory bowel disease.

For more information, visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916060316.

Locum Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Gastroenterology

Employer: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Location: UHNM, Stoke on Trent

Closing Date: Job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Locum Consultant Paediatrician, based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, within one of the fastest growing teaching Trusts in the UK. 

The successful applicant will work with the existing post holders provide a high level service to children with gastroenterological conditions, nutritional problems and eating disorders, as well as contribute to the general paediatric service.

For more information, visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916074010.

Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Employer: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Closing Date: 19/07/2020

Applications are invited for a full-time post of Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology (Hepatology & Nutrition) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).

The ideal candidate should have experience in endoscopy and will be supporting a regionally networked service that includes dedicated IBD, HPN and Nutrition teams. The candidate will also provide shared care liver services with outreach support from King’s College, London.

For more information, visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916078357.

News and Updates

President Update 14th June 2020

President Update 14th June 2020

Dear members COVID-19 has sadly shown that colleagues and patients from BAME communities have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Acknowledging and actively mitigating health inequalities is rightly high on our agenda. Recent events have additionally...

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President Update 7th June 2020

President Update 7th June 2020

Dear members This week there is has been much to watch. We are uncertain what releasing of lockdown means in terms of keeping our patients and ourselves safe; what antibody testing of NHS staff may mean, if contact tracing, and wearing of surgical masks in public, and...

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President Update 10th May 2020 Presidents update – BSPGHAN consensus statements on paediatric endoscopy recovery and EoE; Responses from Survey; • Thanks from BSPGHAN to charitable partners • Advocacy for trainees •Articles of interest

BSPGHAN is working to support recovery and restoration plans. We are revising the list of conditions for children who should be shielded in line with what we know about the risks associated with COVID-19. This work, with the RCPCH, should provide the basis for advice...

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President Update 7th June 2020

President Update 3rd May 2020

I hope this email finds you in continuing good health.  We are taking stock while coming through a "peak " of hospitalisations and set to enter the second phase in the NHS’s response to Covid-19. On April 29th we heard from the...

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Just published in @FrontGastro_BMJ from @DrNickKennedy, @ibdseb, @RMBeattie50 and others with support of @BritSocGastro
& @BSPGHAN. What really happened to #IBD services when #COVID19 hit? https://fg.bmj.com/content/early/2020/06/15/flgastro-2020-101520

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Nominating my #NHSheroes long before #COVID19 was even a thing, the amazing @bchliversurgeon of @BWC_NHS thank you @illustrateddave @Littlesarahwebb for initiating such a great project. More #NHSheroes please @PICU_BCH

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Jobs

Clinical Psychologist

Employer: Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Sheffield

Closing Date:10/08/2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated clinical psychologist to work into Gastroenterology (0.5 wte) and Chronic Fatigue (0.5 wte) servicesThis is a 6 month temporary post, in the first instance, within the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Paediatric Psychology Department.

The Gastroenterology role involves providing psychological assessment and intervention to patients both as in-patients and out-patients. Psychology has been part of the team for a number of years, and is seen as a key intervention in helping many patients adjust and/or recover to significant gastroenterological conditions; from feeding problems to inflammatory bowel disease.

For more information, visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916060316.

Locum Consultant Paediatrician with an interest in Gastroenterology

Employer: University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Location: UHNM, Stoke on Trent

Closing Date: Job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Locum Consultant Paediatrician, based at the Royal Stoke University Hospital and County Hospital, within one of the fastest growing teaching Trusts in the UK. 

The successful applicant will work with the existing post holders provide a high level service to children with gastroenterological conditions, nutritional problems and eating disorders, as well as contribute to the general paediatric service.

For more information, visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916074010.

Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Employer: Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge

Closing Date: 19/07/2020

Applications are invited for a full-time post of Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology (Hepatology & Nutrition) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, part of Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH).

The ideal candidate should have experience in endoscopy and will be supporting a regionally networked service that includes dedicated IBD, HPN and Nutrition teams. The candidate will also provide shared care liver services with outreach support from King’s College, London.

For more information, visit https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/xi/vacancy/916078357.

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