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Gilead Fellowship Grants Programme: Viral Hepatitis
News Type: BASL News

The Gilead UK & Ireland 2022 Viral Hepatitis Fellowship Grants Programme is now accepting applications for funding. The Fellowship Programme is a medical grants funding stream that helps drive innovative diagnostic/care models and supports best practice sharing initiatives amongst healthcare professionals. Since 2008, the programme has supported over 300 projects within several therapy areas. Its ultimate aim is to help improve the lives of patients, in the field of viral hepatitis, with a focus on hepatitis delta virus (HDV).

This year, they are inviting applications from healthcare (e.g., clinicians, nurses, pharmacists) or allied (e.g., clinical researchers, laboratory technicians) professionals for proposals that evaluate existing, or implement and evaluate new, innovative initiatives focused on increasing appropriate HDV testing alone or in combination with hepatitis B, with subsequent liver management. 

Priority will be given to those projects that focus on the optimisation of the pathways for the diagnosis and management of HDV. Gilead particularly welcomes any project that demonstrates replicable and scalable potential.

Projects that fall outside of this scope, but which will add clinical value, or which investigate an area of unmet need in the field of HDV can also be submitted. All applications will be reviewed and appraised based on their individual merit and focus on driving positive change in patient care.

Please note that any applications which generate specific patient clinical outcomes (either classified as interventional or non-interventional studies according to EUDRACT criteria) cannot be accepted. These fall under the category of a clinical trial and, as such, will be considered out of scope of the Fellowship Programme.

The application window will close on Saturday 6th August 2022. If you have a project which you think may be relevant, Gilead encourages you to learn if your project is eligible and apply here.

Should you have any general enquiries or questions regarding the process, application form, or your project eligibility, please email who will be happy to support you with your request.


Trainee member of the CRN: Hepatology National Specialty Group
News Type: BASL News

Applications are invited from any UK Hepatology SpR to be the Trainee representative on the Hepatology National Specialty Group of the NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) for a term of two years.

This is an excellent opportunity to learn about clinical trials feasibility and delivery, as well as gain valuable experience in research leadership. The Trainee will join the 15 Local CRN (LCRN) Leads on the Group and will work with/obtain mentorship from the LCRN Lead for his/her geographic region of work. Prior experience/involvement in clinical studies on the UKCRN Portfolio is desirable, as is a desire to work in the future as a Principal Investigator and potentially take on a role in the CRN. The Trainee member will also be expected to take an interest in one of the Group's themes (Industry studies, patient and public involvement [PPI], Communications).

Applications should take the form of a research CV and a maximum 200 word description of the reason(s) for applying and expected individual gains.

Please send applications and queries to by 5pm Friday 8th July 2022.

Submit an Abstract for the BASL Annual Meeting - closes 9am Monday 27th June
News Type: BASL News

This year's BASL Annual Meeting will take place on 20-23 September 2022 at the Queens Hotel in Leeds, and we invite authors to submit abstracts for the event.

If you would like the chance to present your latest research on one or more of the topics below please submit an abstract for review:

• Alcohol & Metabolic Liver Disease
• Auto Immune Liver Disease
• Basic Science
• Cancer
• Cirrhosis & its Complications
• Clinical Service Development
• COVID and the liver
• Health Inequalities
• Nursing & AHP
• Other
• Sustainable Hepatology
• Transplantation
• Viral hepatitis

Submit an abstract HERE

Full submission guidelines can be found HERE

Abstracts submissions will close 9am Monday 27th June 2022

Successful abstracts will also be published in the BMJ GUT journal.

Abstracts will be judged by a selected panel of reviewers following the submission deadline and submitting authors will be notified as to whether their submitted abstract has been accepted.

Contact if you have any questions.

BASL/BSG Special Interest Group develops quality standards for the management of NAFLD
News Type: BASL News


The BSG/BASL NAFLD special interest group has developed a series of evidence-based quality standard recommendations, with the aim of improving the care of people with NAFLD. It is known that NAFLD is common, affecting 25% of the UK population and management of the condition is variable. Individuals with NAFLD have an increased risk of overall mortality compared with the general population, and common causes of death include cardiovascular disease, malignancy and liver-related complications. A holistic approach is therefore needed to address liver disease, as well as cardio-metabolic risk factors.

The recommendations were developed using a modified Delphi process by a multidisciplinary group of 29 individuals from all disciplines involved in the management of people with NAFLD, and cover: 1. Management of people with, or at risk of, NAFLD before the gastroenterology or liver clinic; 2. Assessment and investigations in secondary care; 3. Management in secondary care. We have also developed 11 auditable key performance indicators (KPIs) to enable service to review the care of their patients and benchmark their practice.

Manuscript and summary documents

The full manuscript can be found here (Free access to the manuscript will be available for 50 days from Friday 28 April 2022.)

Click here for the  Download Summary of the NAFLD quality standard recommendations for website_l.pdf

Experiences of COVID: recording doctors' voices
News Type: BASL News

As a healthcare professional, do you have experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic that you would like the public to hear? As we learn to live with COVID-19, is there anything you think the public needs to know? Are there things about the pandemic that you think should be recorded for posterity?

We can help to get your voice heard.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) Archive and Museum are recording the experiences of healthcare workers and of those close to them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Those working in healthcare have been at the forefront of protecting society throughout the pandemic; help us to document your experiences by completing the survey linked to below.

Your experiences may become part of the 2023 RCP at Regent’s Park exhibition, ‘Sharing doctors’ voices; experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic’. Featuring photos, stories, recorded interviews, and objects, this exhibition will centre the voices of individuals, demonstrating the effects of the pandemic on the people working to combat it, in their own words.

Share your experiences with the RCP  > Here

More information can be found on the RCP website > Here

Clinical Impact Awards (previously known as Clinical Excellence Awards)
News Type: BASL News

Following a systematic audit of the National Nominating Organisations (NNOs) in 2021 and a careful review of the roles of the large numbers of organisations who have historically been involved in nomination and citation processes, the Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards (ACCIA) has reduced the number of recognised NNOs and overall number of ranking places for 2022.

Unfortunately BASL has not been accredited as an NNO by the ACCIA. The full list of accredited NNOs can be found on the ACCIA website > Here

Vacancy - Consultant Hepatologist post- Plymouth
News Type: BASL News

Consultant Hepatologist to join the team at the South West Liver Unit.

We are committed to delivering high quality liver services to both our local population and tertiary services including pre and post liver transplant care, liver cancer treatment and TIPS to patients with liver disease in the South West region. The unit provides a supportive multi-disciplinary working environment, where sub-specialty interests can be pursued. The South West Liver Unit provides a specialist pre and post liver transplant programme with close links to Kings College Hospital. The successful candidate will share inpatient and outpatient duties with existing Hepatologists to provide the highest quality care to people with all forms of liver disease. Endoscopy interests will also be supported.

There are also additional opportunities to support undergraduate medical education at University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School.

NHS Jobs Reference: 216-10293-HEP
Consultant Hepatologist
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Informal enquiries welcomed - please contact Dr David Sheridan, Honorary Consultant Hepatologist and Service Line Director .

Closing date: 4th May 2022

Join the BASL Inclusiveness Project Working Group - Expressions of Interest Open for Trainee, Nurse and AHP members
News Type: BASL News

BASL is seeking 3 new members to join the Inclusiveness Project Working Group. To express an interest in joining the working group you must be a BASL ‘In Training’ member, a ‘Nurse’ member or an ‘Affiliate’ member.

BASL is committed to promoting equality and diversity and promoting a culture that actively values difference and recognises that people from different backgrounds and experiences can bring valuable insights to enhance the way we work. Our aim is to be an inclusive organisation, committed to providing equal opportunities throughout our membership and for our employees.

The representatives will join the working group for a maximum of 2 years.

The working group helps to advise the BASL Officers on measures to help encourage and drive inclusiveness within the organisation and they meet quarterly for a couple of hours usually on a Friday afternoon via Zoom.

Application Process
Please send your expression of interest to the BASL Secretariat at  by the deadline of 23:59hrs on Monday 18th April 2022.

Candidates wishing to be considered maybe required to provide a short personal statement which should contain no more than approx. 200 words explaining why you want to join the Inclusiveness Project Working Group and what you can bring to the group.

Following the deadline if there is more than one applicant for each of the membership groups the BASL Secretariat will arrange to contact the candidates for a personal statement. A vote will then take place by these groups and the successful candidate will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting.

The newly elected representative will join the working group straight away.

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. We would, therefore, encourage you to consider joining the BASL Inclusiveness Project Working Group to help to shape the future of BASL and increase our inclusivity/inclusiveness.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact .

BASL Committee Trainee Representative Expressions of Interest 2022 - Closed
News Type: BASL News

The tenure of the current BASL Committee Trainee Representative will come to an end at the end of March 2022 and BASL are now seeking expressions of interest for this post.

To apply for the post you must be a BASL Medically Qualified Member in Training and hold a national training number (NTN). The position is open to all trainees who are at least 24 months pre-CCT.

The Trainee Representative will serve on the BASL Committee for a maximum of 2 years.

The representative will be expected to comment on all issues pertaining to training, to ensure that trainee views are heard and that the BASL Annual Meeting and Schools of Hepatology meet trainees needs. In addition, to attend BASL Committee meetings (face to face or virtual), there are usually 4 per annum, as well as to attend the Annual Meeting. A working knowledge of Twitter is desirable and a strong link with the BSG trainee representative is helpful.

Please download a full role description here >  Download BASL Trainee Rep Description_2022.pdf

Application Process

Please send your expression of interest and a short personal statement to the BASL Secretariat at by the deadline of 23:59 on Friday 1st April 2022.

Candidates wishing to be considered for the post are required to provide a short personal statement containing no more than approx. 300 words explaining why you want to be the BASL Trainee Representative and what you can bring to the role. Your personal statement should accompany your expressions of interest email where possible. 

Following the application deadline the BASL Secretariat will arrange for an election of the BASL In Training members and the successful candidate will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting.

The newly elected representative will take up their post in April 2022.

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. We would, therefore, encourage you to consider joining the BASL committee to help to shape the future of BASL and increase our inclusivity/inclusiveness.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact .

Opportunities are open to score entries for the 2022 ACCEA/ACCIA awards
News Type: BASL News

The Clinical Excellence Awards are becoming the National Clinical Impact Awards to reflect the change in emphasis in our reforms. We would greatly appreciate your help to recognise, retain and reward the highest performing consultant doctors, dentists and academic GPs working in the NHS.

We are looking for assessors to join our sub-committee scoring panels to assess applications between June and July 2022 and are recruiting from across disciplines. Our assessors play a critical role in making sure that scoring is fair and impartial for all applicants.

We welcome assessors who are:
Professional members (practising consultants), who can consider applications from a peer’s point of view. This might include consultant doctors, dentists and academic GPs who are eligible to apply for an award.

Employer members (Managers from Trusts and Arm’s Length Bodies or other organisations such as ICOs employing eligible clinicians), who can consider applications from an employer’s perspective and whether the applicant brings benefits back to their organisation and the wider NHS. Examples include HR Directors, Medical Directors and Chief Executives.

Lay / Non medical professional members (objective individuals), who will be knowledgeable about the workings of the NHS and may have lay involvement in healthcare and experience of the patients’ perspective. This could include people with healthcare system experience, other professions that are not medical or retired medical professionals. Lay / non medical professional members are remunerated for their time in meetings and in assessing awards

Our commitment to creating inclusive awards
The new NCIAs seek to encourage more applications from previously under-represented groups, such as female consultants and consultants from ethnic minority backgrounds. This is to ensure fair and un-biased scoring. We recognise the importance of having wider representation on our scoring panels, too – so we particularly welcome assessors from these under-represented groups.

We hope you will volunteer to join our scoring panels
We appreciate that supporting us in this way will mean you giving your time and commitment, but we hope you’ll want to be involved in recognising the outstanding contributions of your colleagues. To help you see what’s involved, I’ve attached information about the role, the training and support we offer and how becoming an ACCIA sub-committee member could bring benefits for you.

To join us, please take a few minutes to fill in the attached forms and send them to  FAO: Omarah Adam, along with a short CV that summarises your experience. Please send these back by 25th March.

Download Background to ACCEA for prospective members.pdf

Download 2022_ACCIA Application_form_all_membership_types.pdf 

The 2022 awards round will open in April – we will confirm the exact date soon.

ACCEA Secretariat