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About us

Welcome to the BDA Gastroenterology Specialist Group.


  • Support and develop high quality evidence based dietetic practice within gastroenterology and hepatology

  • Provide up to date evidence-based information on dietary treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatic conditions to dietitians and other health professionals

  • Encourage and enable continued educational development within our membership

  • Promote the benefits of the dietitian's role

  • Provide clear and easy to understand evidence-based information to dietitians, patients, other health care providers and the media/public

  • Ensure financial security and sustainability of the GSG


  • Produce and update evidence-based practice guidance documents 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

  • Provide evidence based dietetic and patient resources 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

  • Facilitate learning by holding study days

  • Promote dietetic involvement in research and audit

  • Encourage good working relationships with other health care providers to enhance our knowledge, understanding and professionalism

  • Share experiences and provide a channel for communication

  • Provide support and mentorship to dietitians working in our field

Member benefits

  • Bi-monthly newsletter full of gastroenterology updates (including recently published research papers) delivered to your inbox

  • Access to specialist gastro study days with reduced rates (members can suggest content ideas to inform these days)

  • Access to past webinars and notes from study days

  • Access to an exclusive network of UK wide dietitians working in, or with an interest in the area of Gastroenterology in a closed discussion forum

  • Access to a schedule of upcoming events, CPD activities and studies via the group newsletter and social media announcements

  • Use of the official membership logo

  • CPD opportunities to serve on the committee or work with them on individual projects

  • Access to grants when available for research, projects and audits