BSPGHAN is a professional organisation with the specific roles of promoting research, training and standards of clinical practice for health professionals and scientists in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.

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What we do…

BSPGHAN provides professional leadership and promotes standards of care for children with nutritional, gastrointestinal and hepatological disorders.  Its membership includes consultants and specialist trainees in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition as well as specialist dietitians, nurses and nutrition pharmacists. The society supports research, training and education for members and the development of standards of care for children with nutritional disorders; it also gives advice and support to implement child-centred strategies to deliver nutrition assessment and nutrition support through the Nutrition & Intestinal Failure Working Group.

To become a member of BSPGHAN or to find out more about the Society visit or contact the BSPGHAN Administrator –

Council members:

  • Keith Lindley, President
  • Astor Rodrigues, Convenor
  • Dharam Basude, Treasurer
  • Kornilia Nikaki, Chair Gastroenterology Working Group
  • Sanjay Rajwal, Chair Hepatology Steering Group
  • Jutta Koeglmeier, Chair Education Group
  • Andy Barclay, Chair Nutrition Working Group
  • Marco Gasparetto, Chair Research Group
  • Nadeem Afzal, Chair Endoscopy Working Group, Cardiff
  • Shveta Chana, Chair PeGHAN Group
  • Jo Brind and Lindsay Hogg, Chairs Associate Member’s Group
  • Chris Bakewell, Chair Trainee’s Group
  • Lucy Howarth / Nkem Onyeador, CSAC Chair
  • Elizabeth O’Connor, BAPS Representative
  • Julie Harrington PPP Representative
  • Ed Gaynor, Quality Standards working group