Welcome to AUGIS

AUGIS promotes the establishment of high quality training programmes throughout the UK as a fundamental component of its activities. We work towards improving the delivery, the results and outcome of conditions of the oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, pancreas, liver and biliary tract requiring surgical treatment…. Learn More »

President’s Message

Professor Giles Toogood

Firstly, I would like to publicly thank Richard Hardwick for all his time and effort during his time as President. He made huge efforts to engage with a wider audience, particularly the Specialist Nurses and Allied Health Professionals and this is something AUGIS Council is determined to continue.

We are soon to change our name to Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery rather than Surgeons. This is to make it clear to everyone that we very much welcome all members of our multidisciplinary teams.

But why would you want to join AUGIS? AUGIS has always provided Guidelines and produced Standards for benign and cancer patients. Even though there is little data to support much of what we do, we provide expert opinion for our Provision of Services documents which have been heavily referenced within the specialised commissioning services.

We are continuing to work with a software company called Methods Analytics to develop The Surgical Workload Outcomes Audit Database (SWORD) that uses HES data and will allow you to

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AUGIS 2019: Liverpool

ACC Liverpool

25 – 27 September 2019


For more details visit: www.augis.org/2019conference

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Monday 15th July


Application deadline extended to 18th May 2019
Royal College of Surgeons of England: “Do you want to reduce variation and improve the quality of care for patients with acute gallstone disease in your hospital?”

Join CholeQuIC-ER (Cholecystectomy Quality Improvement Collaborative-Extended Reach) now!

CholeQuIC-ER will offer the opportunity for 30 trusts/health boards across the UK to improve outcomes for patients with gallstone disease. Teams will be able to apply proven improvement methods and use the learning from CholeQuIC to improve pathways of care for this patient group.

The deadline for trusts/health boards to apply is now 17th May 2019.

Email cholequic@rcseng.ac.uk to receive your registration form.

Visit www.rcseng.ac.uk/cholequicer for more information.

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Updated Provision of Services document

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1st Robotic HPB Collaboration Meeting

“GBIHPBA and AUGIS were delighted to support this excellent Collaborative Robotic Meeting in Coventry organised by HPB surgeon Mr Jawad Ahmad. The HPB Surgical team at Coventry hosted 80 delegates from throughout the UK at this First Robotic HPB Collaboration Meeting. The event gave the opportunity for colleagues from 26 HPB centres to share  their experience and develop a collaboration to foster Robotic HPB surgery in the UK. It was recognised that Robotic HPB units should concentrate on training, audit and research to enhance the profile of Robotic HPB in the country. As a society we welcome the opportunity to work with colleagues to establish ‘centres of excellence’ in robotic HPB surgery as well as establish a consensus with regard to such surgery”

Mark A Taylor

GBIHPBA president