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British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

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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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BSPGHAN DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD – call for nominations now closed

BSPGHAN Council thank BSPGHAN members for nominations for the 2021 BSPGHAN Distinguished Service Award. The decision on who will receive the award will be announced at the BSPGHAN Gala Dinner on Thursday 27th January 2022 A call for nominations will be advertised on the BSPGHAN website  in September  each year.   Please download the full details for eligibility, standards, criteria and selection process. *A Full or Associate member of BSPGHAN for at least 5 years at the time of nomination.   Please remember that Honorary Membership may also be conferred by the Society, at the recommendation of Council, upon distinguished colleagues who have made an outstanding contribution to paediatric gastroenterology, whether they be members of the Society or not. Upon retirement, Full Members may apply in writing to the Convenor to become Honorary Members. Honorary Members are not be required to pay the annual subscription fee and do not have voting rights...

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Updated JCVI Guidance –  Covid vaccination of children and young people aged 12- 17 years

Updated JCVI Guidance – Covid vaccination of children and young people aged 12- 17 years

Dear members Please see updated Guidance from the JCVI https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jcvi-statement-august-2021-covid-19-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17-years in addition to previous advice https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-of-children-and-young-people-aged-12-to-17-years-jcvi-statement At this time, the Pfizer-BioNTech BNT162b2 vaccine is the only vaccine authorised for persons aged 12 to 17 years in the UKJCVI advises that all 16 to 17-year-olds should be offered a first dose of Pfizer-BNT162b2 vaccine. Persons aged 12 to 15 years with specific underlying health conditions that put them at risk of severe COVID-19, should be offered 2 doses of Pfizer-BNT162b2 vaccine with an interval of 8 weeks between doses. This currently includes children with severe neuro-disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD),...

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Upcoming Events

UK Joint Intestinal Rehabilitation Meeting (JIRM)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we are deferring the 3rd JIRM Meeting (originally Thursday 19th May 12:00-14:00). We are sorry for any inconvenience caused. The teams at Sheffield Children's Hospital would […]

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