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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UGI 2020 Meeting

14 – 15 October 2020

Assembly Rooms, Belfast


Abstract submission now open

Roux Weekend 2020

We hope you will join us for the annual Roux group training weekend, which takes place on 13-15th March 2020.

This year’s programme promises to build upon highlights from last year with exciting new features such as FRCS viva practice led by authors of the FRCS Companion Series, Consultant interview training for post-FRCS trainees, and interactive MDT sessions giving you the opportunity to ask a multi-specialty expert panel those tricky management questions.

Endoscopy will be a key focus with curriculum updates and debate on mandatory training for Upper GI trainees. Here you’ll be able to question trainers and put your views forward for Roux Group campaigns to come.

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New Surgical Specialty Lead in advanced colorectal cancer

We’re delighted to announce that Mr Robert Jones, a surgical oncologist at Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Liverpool, has been appointed as the UK’s first Surgical Specialty Lead in Colorectal Liver Metastases. This brand new role is funded by Bowel Cancer UK, working in partnership with the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCSEng).

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Latest News and Events

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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