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Job Opportunity - Consultant Hepatologist Post - Plymouth
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Consultant Hepatologist opportunity at the South West Liver Unit, Plymouth

See full details > Here

Closing date 6.6.24 with interviews scheduled for 10.7.24.

Informal enquiries welcomed – please contact Prof Matthew Cramp 

Vacancy: Fellow - Gastroenterology - The Department of Gastroenterology at Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospital, Australia
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Job Title: Fellow in Gastroenterology

Affiliation: Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospital's, Australia

Reference Number: Ref 00007660 

For more information please visit:

Closing date: 4:00PM 4th June 2024

Want to know more? We encourage you to contact Dr Callum Pearce via email at

Gilead UK and Ireland Viral Hepatitis Fellowship and Medical Grants Programme is now open for applications
News Type: BASL News

The Viral Hepatitis Fellowship and Medical Grants programme will support innovative projects and initiatives that ultimately lead to an improvement in awareness, diagnosis, linkage to care and/or management of people living with viral hepatitis (B, C and Delta).

Further information on the Viral Hepatitis Fellowship and Medical Grants Programme can be found on Gilead’s website Here .

The application window for Viral Hepatitis is open from Monday 18th March to Friday 28th June 2024.

Should you have any questions regarding the process, application form, or the eligibility of your project, please email .

The James Lind Alliance -UKCLIF- British Liver Trust survey on research priorities for liver cirrhosis is now live
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Liver Cirrhosis Research

Calling all people living or working with liver disease - we need your help!

What do you think are the most important questions for liver cirrhosis research?

Scan the code in the flyer below to complete a 10 minute survey:

Download JLA-Liver-Cirrhosis-A4 Poster-May24.pdf

Or use this link: 

Cases of liver disease are increasing in the UK and although a lot of research is being done, we have not developed a new treatment for liver cirrhosis in the last 20 years.

Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Prize 2024 - Applications Open
News Type: BASL News

Deadline for applications Monday 1st July

Each year BASL presents the Dame Sheila Sherlock research prize, one of the highlights of the annual meeting. This prize is awarded annually to recognise the enormous contribution of Dame Sheila Sherlock to the development of Hepatology as a discipline in its own right.

Dame Sheila was involved in the foundation of the British Liver Club in 1961, which subsequently evolved into The British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL). She was one of our past presidents and the first recipient of the BASL Distinguished Service Award.

In keeping with Dame Sheila’s enthusiasm for fostering young researchers, this eponymous research prize is awarded to young investigators without substantive posts in either medicine or science for their research contributions in the field of hepatology.

The winner will receive free registration to the meeting, an award and a prize of £1,000 and an invite to deliver the prize lecture and present their research at the BASL Annual Meeting.

To apply, please send one A4 sheet outlining your research and another A4 sheet listing up to 5 related publications.

NB: one person cannot win the Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Prize and Andy Burroughs Young Investigator Award in the same year. Nor can they win a second award with the same body of work as the first.

You must be a BASL member to apply.

Please send submissions to before the deadline of Monday 1st July 2024.

BASL is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its work. It is actively promoting equal opportunities and access for all our members regardless of their background.

Dr Falk Pharma BASL British Liver Trust Awards – Applications Open!
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Could your team be a candidate for one of these prizes?

We are delighted to share the news with members that applications for the Dr Falk Pharma, BASL British Liver Trust Awards are open.

Dr Falk Pharma, BASL and the British Liver Trust all agree in the power of shared understanding to improve patient outcomes. These awards recognise the need to share excellence in clinical service development and improvements that have clear benefit for people with liver disease. Such work is rarely that of one individual or discipline, thus these awards are designed to enable teams to develop an idea or continue their work.

The awards represent an opportunity to achieve national recognition as well as financial support for career progression.

Dr Falk / BASL Innovation Award
One award up to a value of £2,000 for a project proposal in start-up, which would be completed prospectively over 12-24 months. The lead applicant will need a local mentor to support the project and will be supported to ensure the success of the project. The award is identified to facilitate research in an area relevant to improving either clinical service development or offering a benefit to patients with liver disease.

Dr Falk / BASL Quality and Service Improvement Awards
Two awards with a value of £1,000 to recognise work and projects in progress and / or completed within the last 3 years for which evidence of benefit can be shown. These awards are open to any team of healthcare professionals working in liver disease developing initiatives that have improved patient care.

Applications for both Awards are via the BASL website with a separate application form for each Award.

Click on the appropriate link below to start your application:

Please download a copy of the Guidance for Applications document before making your application:  Download Dr Falk BASL Award Guidance for Applicants_2024_final.pdf

NB: These are team awards and the lead applicant for both Awards must be a BASL member.

Important dates:
Applications Open - 16th April 2024
Applications Close - 9AM 17th June 2024
Notification of winners by 19th July 2024

Presentation of the Awards with be during the BASL Annual Meeting in Harrogate 8-11th October.

BASL is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its work and is actively promoting equal opportunities to our activities, including our awards, for all our members regardless of their background, place of work or professional group. We welcome applications from all disciplines in the field of liver healthcare.

Please contact  if you have any questions regarding the application process.

PSC Support Research Grants
News Type: BASL News

PSC Support is inviting funding applications for:

• Project Award £50,000 - worldwide (closing date 01 May 2024)
• Seed Funding Awards £15,000 to generate pilot or proof-of-concept data - worldwide (closing date 01 May 2024)
• Research Training Fellowship (£300,000) - UK-only (closing date 01 June 2024)

More information:

New technology could spot and treat liver cirrhosis complications sooner
News Type: BASL News

A new study is recruiting now. The research will look at the CirrohCare system for managing and treating decompensated cirrhosis. The system uses smart devices to let people check their condition at home. Doctors can see the data in real time with algorithms helping to spot potential problems early. A preliminary study found positive responses from patients and a reduction in hospital treatment.
Find out more

British Liver Trust

Putting a spotlight on liver health: an update from the UK Liver Alliance
News Type: BASL News

Join this webinar on Tuesday, 9th April at 5pm for an exclusive update from the UK Liver Alliance, a coalition of more than 30 organisations who are committed to improving liver health. 

From pioneering efforts in early detection within primary care to initiatives aimed at reducing variation in hospital care and driving policy change, this event promises insights that are both informative and inspiring.  Speakers include Professor Phil Newsome, Dr Rebecca Jones, Dr Andrew Yeoman and Dr Helen Jarvis.

Register here 

The SHiNE-UK Study (Surveillance and Care for HCC: A National Evaluation) is now live
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The SHiNE-UK study (Surveillance and Care for HCC: A National Evaluation) is now live.

Further information and all study docs are available on REDCap dashboard here;

Do you want to help to research an increasingly important clinical question in hepatology? Do you want to get involved in a large national collaborative project with PubMed-cited collaborative authorship?

SHiNE-UK (Surveillance and care for Hepatocellular carcInoma: a National Evaluation) is a multi-centre project aiming to understand HCC surveillance adherence and outcomes, routes to diagnosis and treatment utilisation across the UK.

SHiNE-UK is a trainee-led multicentre retrospective study that is led by the Trainee Collaborative for Research and Improvement for Hepatology (ToRcH-UK) and hosted by Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. I

This project comprises of 3 threads:
• Survey of the current provision of HCC surveillance and care (site leads only)
• To assess HCC surveillance adherence and outcomes for patients active in surveillance (all sites – projected 20-60 cases per site)
• To assess routes to diagnosis and first line treatment utilisation for incident HCC (network HPB MDT sites only – projected 30-90 cases per site)

All clinicians, including specialist nurses and allied health professionals are encouraged to take part. Local project teams will gather retrospective data between February and July 2024. All data will be submitted anonymously on REDCap. Each site will have a site lead (registrar) with a supervising gastroenterology/hepatology consultant. The study can be registered via your local Audit Department and will not require R&D approval.

If you would like to take part, please access the SHiNE-UK study dashboard which provides the protocol and supporting materials

Key Dates
27-Nov-2023 - Site registration opens
19-Feb-2024 - REDCap data collection opens
30-Apr-2024 - Site registration closes
31-Jul-2024 - REDCap data collection closes

Download SHiNE-UK Promotional Poster v1.0 04-Feb-24.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact us via We look forward to working with you on this exciting project!

Best wishes
SHiNE-UK Project Management Group

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