Gastroenterology Specialist Group

Gastroenterology logoWelcome to the web pages for the the BDA Gastroenterology specialist group.

Our group has the following aims and objectives:

Aims

  • To support and develop UK high quality evidence based dietetic practice within gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • To provide up to date evidence based information on dietary treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatic conditions to dietitians and other health professionals.
  • To encourage and enable continued educational development within our membership.
  • To promote the benefits of the dietitian's role working in gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • To provide clear and easy to understand evidence based information to dietitians, patients, other health care providers and the media/public.
  • To ensure the financial security and sustainability of the GSG.

Objectives

  • To produce and update as required evidence based practice guidance documents (clinical guidelines, professional consensus statements, position statements) for the dietetic management of gastrointestinal diseases and disorders in adults for UK dietitians to use, in primary and secondary care, through our GSG Clinical Leads. Initiation and coordination will be with the Clinical Quality Policy Officer of the BDA to ensure high quality production, with development through PEN (Practice based Evidence in Nutrition).
  • To provide high quality, clear and balanced, evidence based dietetic and patient resources (e.g. diet sheets, food fact sheets, patient treatment pathways) to facilitate the implementation of our evidence based professional guidelines. We aim to produce BDA resources for patients, dietitians and the public at minimal pricing, supporting widest possible usage within NHS and UK private clinical practice, co-ordinating with relevant charities and any other organisations where possible e.g. Coeliac UK, Crohn’s and Colitis UK, IBS Network.
  • To work continuously to raise the profile of dietitians working in gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • To facilitate learning by holding regular study days.
  • To promote dietetic involvement in research and audit.
  • To encourage good working relationships with other health care providers to enhance our knowledge, understanding and professionalism.
  • To share experiences and provide a channel for communication and networking between dietitians working in gastroenterology and hepatology.
  • To provide support and mentorship to dietitians working in the field of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Join

To join the BDA Gastroenterology specialist group, see the Joining a Specialist Group page.

Contact

You can email the group at gastroenterology@bda.uk.com.