Roux Group

The Roux Group is for AUGIS Trainee Surgeon Members. 

Roux Group Objectives


  • We will engage with trainee members via educational events throughout the year designed to target various aspects of the upper GI curriculum and promote networking and collaboration amongst its members to promote excellence in the field.
  • We will work directly with AUGIS-affiliated associations, such as BOMSS and GBIHPBA, to maximise opportunities for its members and align its activities with these organisations, and ensure the trainee voice is heard.
  • We will promote upper GI surgery as a career for medical students, foundation doctors and core trainees, to increase the uptake of the specialty and support their career progression.
  • We will organise an annual training weekend for members to enhance education and training, and provide an opportunity for a social get together at the Gala Dinner following the AGM.
  • The Roux Group Committee to be elected in a democratic and transparent process at the Annual Roux Group Weekend.

The inaugural Roux Weekend was held on 9-10th March 2019, at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth and in 2021 a very successful online series of webinars took the place of the face to face meeting. The Roux Group hopes to hold the next face to face weekend for trainees in Spring 2021.

Learning Links

Endoscopy e-learning by JAG/HEE

The Endoscopy e-learning programme is a free e-learning resource for health and care professionals working in endoscopy. It has been developed by Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG) working in partnership with Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare (HEE e-LfH).

The Endoscopy e-learning resource provides a programme of courses covering the core areas of endoscopy. Over the coming months further sessions will be developed to support the JETS Workforce e-portfolio.

Roux Group President

Richard Laing

Committee Members

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Roux Group Elections

Regional Representatives

Applications are now open to become Regional Representatives for the Roux Group. They are a vital point of contact with Roux for UGI trainees/SAS surgeons across all grades at a national level, and will be closely aligned to the Schools of Surgery and Postgraduate Deaneries.  

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic individuals with an interest in UGI surgery, who would like to be involved with shaping education and training. This is a fantastic opportunity to hold a key role within the UGI community, by disseminating information to your region and provide engagement with trainees and trainers at all levels. 

All applicants should be CT or ST1-2/ST3-ST8 within the respective deanery at the start of the role term. They must be a current paid Trainee Member of AUGIS. The duration of the term is 1 year (October 2021-October 2022). Closing date 30th August 2021.

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Click here for the Regional Representative role description