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Queen Elizabeth II

Dear Colleagues,

It is with great sadness that we are writing to you following the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Many of you will be deeply affected by this news and, along with the rest of the country, we at AUGIS send our heartfelt thoughts and condolences to the Royal Family during this very sad time and period of national mourning.

The Cabinet Office has set out mourning guidance, and the potential impact of the period of mourning and the State Funeral on public events.

We are mindful of the potential impact on our Annual Conference in Aberdeen, and will of course be in touch when the date of the state funeral is announced.

The Queen devoted her life to public service, and despite our great sadness we will all reflect on her remarkable reign with pride and thanks. She has set an example to us all and we mourn her passing.

AUGIS Executive


A message from Nick...

A couple of years ago Giles Toogood and Stuart Andrews (President of BBUGSS) agreed that BBUGSS would partner with AUGIS to represent the benign surgery section of our membership. This has already been a fantastically productive partnership, as evidenced by the Webinars put on by BBUGSS both during and since the pandemic, and also the brilliant benign programme put on by Stuart and his committee in Belfast. Benign surgery undoubtedly comprises the biggest section of AUGIS, and following discussions with Stuart Andrews and Kirk Bowling of BBUGSS, I am delighted to announce that BBUGSS will move fully into the AUGIS infrastructure as the benign surgical group in AUGIS. BBUGSS will of course retain its own identity within AUGIS, in a similar way to our other specialty groups, and they will be responsible for drawing up guidelines and setting standards in benign upper GI surgery, working with Council and other specialty groups as appropriate. The President of BBUGSS will of course sit on AUGIS Council.

As you will know we are very keen to improve our data collection, and setting and monitoring of standards for the clinical services we provide. All those working in the different subspecialties of Upper GI Surgery should be rightly very proud of the National Oesophagogastric Cancer Audit (NOGCA) and the National Bariatric Surgery Registry (NBSR), and there is now a wealth of data suggesting that such audits and registries not only give us detailed information about activity and outcomes, but also help improve outcomes. Many of you will be familiar with the deeply impressive National Hiatal Surgery Registry (NHSR) that Stuart and colleagues have developed, and those of us who have looked at it in detail are in no doubt that it will achieve everything that NOGCA and NBSR have. We have agreed that AUGIS will take over full ownership and running of the registry through BBUGSS and the NHSR Committee. Stuart has kindly agreed to join AUGIS Council to lead on this integration once he demits as President of BBUGSS.

The registry will only succeed if we all submit our data. I do not think anyone will disagree that we need to know much more about current activity and outcomes in hiatal surgery, and I would strongly urge all surgeons who carry out hiatal surgery to register with NHSR and enter data on your patients – if we do this properly, I am quite certain the registry will lead to improved outcomes for all our patients.

As ever, please do not hesitate to ring or email me through the office if you have any questions or want to discuss anything further.

Best wishes


AUGIS President 

AUGIS 2022

The AUGIS Annual Scientific Meeting will be taking place from Wednesday 21 - Friday 23 September 2022 at the P&J Live Conference Centre in Aberdeen. 

The Scientific Programme has been awarded 18 CPD Points by the ASGBI. Click here to view the provisional Scientific Programme. 

Please note that the closing date for abstract submission has been extended to 9am on Tuesday 14 June 2022.

Click here to find out more about AUGIS 2022 

AUGIS 2022 Programme awarded 18 CPD Points

AUGIS Annual Member's Update

Welcome to the AUGIS Update which is an opportunity for AUGIS to let our members know what the association has achieved during the previous membership year and to let you know our plans for the forthcoming year. 
We really do value your ideas, thoughts and feedback, so please do contact us 

Click here to view the AUGIS 2022 Member's Update