SSG Trainee Rep Opportunity

We are excited to announce that we are now looking for two trainee representatives to join the SSG council. Each post is for 2 years and the full job description for both posts can be found here.

We are looking for:
•    A Gastroenterology trainee holding an NTN currently ST4 and above
•    A dedicated and organised person
•    The applicant must be a paid up member of the SSG

If you would like to apply for this role, then please contact the SSG office. If there are more applicants than posts, an election will be held in accordance with the constitution. Applications are welcome by 5pm, Friday 14 Aug 2020.

The successful applicants will be expected to take over the role at the SSG Winter Meeting in Dunblane on Friday 4 December 2020. If you have any questions about the role then please contact the SSG office.


Digest This! Co-editor Position

The Editors of Digest This! are looking for enthusiastic and organised GI trainees who wish to join the team.

We are looking to fill the position of co-editor for 1 year. If interested your commitments will include choice of topics, speakers identification and invitation, structure of interview, recording and editing.

The Digest This! Education channel is well established and recognised among Scottish GI community. However, we are now distributing Digest This! video to national scale via the BSG website to give you an unmissable opportunity to expand your curriculum and create connection with Gastroenterologist across the country.   

If you are interested in this position, please submit a short video message to highlighting your reasons to apply for this post.

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the team.



Contact of current trainees/consultants who have undergone specific career paths and are happy to advise peers on in these areas:

Dr Natasha McDonald
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatology at RAH, Paisley
Topic of interest: Transition from Registrar to Consultant; hepatology

Dr Gareth Rhys Jones
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Lecturer at Univesity of Edinburgh
Topic of interest: Accademic consultant jobs, IBD and immunology research

Dr Paul Brennan
SCRED GI registrar University of Dundee
Topic of Interest: SCRED jobs and hepatology clinical research

Dr Mhairi Donnelly
Gastroenterology Registrar, Liver Fellow at SLTU Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Topic of Interest: Liver year, Hepatology clinical Research

Dr Alexandra Thompson
Gastroenterology Registrar, Liver Fellow at Freeman Hospital, NewCastle
Topic  of Interest: Liver year, hepatology basic science research

Dr Ruairi Lynch
Gastroenterology Registrar and Lecturer at University of Edinburgh
Topic of Interest:  hepatology basic science research, ECAT

Dr Rosie Haddock
Gastroenterology Registrar in West of Scotland
Topic of Interest: LTFT (professional athlete)

Dr Sarah Minnis-Lyons
Gastroenterology Registrar in South  East of Scotland
Topic of Interest: LTFT and liver research

Dr Eliana Saffuri
Gastroenterology Registrar and Advance Endoscopy Fellow at GRI
Topic of Interest: advance endoscopy

Dr Gillian Leggett
Gastroenterology Registrar in ARI and former Clinical Fellow at multivisceral transplant centre Cambridge University hospital
Topic of Interest: nutrition and intestinal failure

If you are interested in discussing any specific issue with any of the contacts above please email

Dates of upcoming SCE exams

SCE exam preparation can be daunting if nobody in “your team” is studying with you. Also material available is vast and you can get lost without guidance.
But in Scotland we are lucky to be a small group of registrars and there is a big chance we are going to work as consultant together, so I guess we are a team already!
Distance can separate us but we can share educational material, link to guidelines, suggestions for book in this blog:

Please post here if you are taking the exam in 2019 or thinking about taking it in 2020 – you can share educational material with others studying....