Welcome to BSPGHAN

CLDF and BSPGHAN make two new research awards

Children’s Liver Disease Foundation (CLDF) has joined forces with BSPGHAN (British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) to co-fund two start-up research grants into liver disease in children and young people.  Announcements on our Research Page

BSPGHAN Glasgow 25th-27th January 2017

Formal pictures of the BSPGHAN dinner guests at Oran Mor are available to view and download now, at www.flickr.com/photos/bspghan.  

Your feedback on the meeting is important to us.  Feedback forms for overall meeting; Wednesday; Thursday and Friday sessions are available to download.  Just click on each to download forms.

Richard Hansen Chair of Local Organisers

30th Anniversary of BSPGHAN:  31st Annual Meeting 25th to 27th January 2017

With grateful thanks to the following companies and charities without whose support this meeting could not happen

Danone Early Life Nutrition; Nestle Health Science, Abbvie, Mead Johnson, Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, Alexion.   Clinova; Fresenius Kabi; Napp Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Shire.  Aquilant Endoscopy; Ardmore Healthcare; Baxter Healthcare; Grifols; Karl Storz Endoscopy; Protexin; 

Children's Liver Disease Foundation; Crohn's in Childhood Research Association and Crohn's and Colitis

Richard Hansen


Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Glasgow Children's Hospital


1345 Govan Road
G51 4TF

Service standards for specialist paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutritional support

RCPCH and British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN) are collaborating to develop the standards.
These aim to:
  • provide equity and quality of care for ICYP using gastroenterology and hepatology services and their parents and carers
  • inform commissioners / service planners and providers in designing and developing services
  • be used by inspectorates/regulators in inspecting services (including the Care Quality Commission)
  • ensure a smooth transition for children transitioning to adult specialist services
  • promote improved understandings of the interface between secondary and tertiary care.

Important information regarding the new RCPCH ePortfolio

Dear all,

Please note, the dates for ePortfolio go live have changed slightly from those previously advertised; we have moved the dates back one day to the Friday to ensure the College is open when this important stage occurs and we can provide support for trainees and supervisors. 

Please take note of these changes to dates.

Phase 1 – affecting West Midlands and Scotland users ONLY. This will not affect those in these regions who are not in run through training. Those users will be included in the second phase
13 November - ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
7 December – new RCPCH ePortfolio system will go live

Phase 2 – affecting all other users including those who use ePortfolio as a non-run through trainee.
 18 December – ASSET and the current ePortfolio will no longer be accessible
20 January – new ePortfolio system will go live

We have updated our website: www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news with this information and with WPBA and ePortfolio forms for trainees to use during the downtime. These are provided as Word files that can be typed into and saved. Trainees should keep a copy and send one to their assessor. When the system goes live the trainees can then ask their assessor to copy and paste the WPBA into the new ePortfolio. Whilst we are putting these provisions in place we strongly recommend that trainees complete as many WPBAs as possible before they lose access to ASSET. Our recommendation is that trainees do 2 WPBA a month  so ideally trainees should try and fit these 2 assessments in before the 13th or 18th depending what phase they are in.

As a reminder all ASSET and ePortfolio data for trainees and supervisors/assessors will be transferred to the new system. If you have any queries please do not hesitate to let me know

Best wishes
Pippa AshtonProject Manager - RCPCH ePortfolio integration project
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health 5-11 Theobalds Road, London WC1X 8SH
Tel. 020 7092 6040 Web:  http://www.rcpch.ac.uk  Follow us on Twitter @rcpchtrainees

Keep up to date on the ePortfolio project by visiting www.rcpch.ac.uk/ePortfolio-news.