Post vacancy

AUGIS is seeking nominations for a Full Consultant Member of AUGIS to represent the Wales region as a Representative on the Council of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery of Great Britain and Ireland. 

The term of office for the Regional Representative role is for three years.

The role

The role of Regional Representative on AUGIS council includes contributing information and updates to the AUGIS website content, getting involved in AUGIS Subcommittees, recruiting and organising events for members in their region, including encouraging Trainee Surgeons, AHPs and CNS to become members.

The successful candidate will need to communicate to members and UGI non-members within the region, have a good knowledge and insight of the region’s hospitals and units to promote understanding about AUGIS within the region and to feedback to AUGIS the requirements and concerns from members. The candidate will work to increase local membership of the association and to encourage greater communication about AUGIS. The aim will be to hold educational events within the region on an annual basis.

The Regional Representative will lead and will work with the AUGIS Trainee Regional Lead and AUGIS AHP/CNS Regional Lead to create the AUGIS Wales Regional Team. The successful candidate will be required to initiate contact with their AHP and Trainee counterparts within one month of commencing in the role, to set up and coordinate regular meetings with the other regional leads to enhance membership and training opportunities within the region.

As an AUGIS Council Member, the successful candidate will be expected to attend AUGIS Council Meetings AUGIS Annual Scientific Meetings, along with other tasks which may arise.

We would like to ask all nominees to submit a 100 word expression of interest for the role.

Electoral process

Nominees for the Wales Regional Representative must be a paid up and current Full Consultant Member of AUGIS and will require support from two other current Full Consultant Members of AUGIS from the region.

Please note members may only propose and/or second once. Nominees are required to inform the AUGIS Secretariat by email ( of their willingness to stand and should be proposed and seconded accordingly.

Nagappan Kumar is eligible for re-election to the role.

Below is a list of Full Members from your region and I would be grateful if you could send your nomination to Nichola Bartlett ( at the Association office.

  • Nominations should be submitted along with the 100 word expression of interest and addressed to Simon Galloway, Honorary Secretary Elect of AUGIS. Please email c/o Nichola Bartlett (
  • Seconders and Proposers should also ensure that they send full email confirmation of their support for their nominee c/o Nichola Bartlett (

If more than one individual is nominated, a ballot of Full members of the Wales region will be held.

Get in contact

Nagappan Kumar

Wales Inaugural Foregut Meeting

The inaugural meeting of Foregut Wales was held on the 25th November in Cardiff. The format was aimed at the upper GI and HPB surgeons across the region as well as interventional UGI radiologists and endoscopists.

There were talks on various aspects of foregut pathology including a ‘how I do it’ video presentation. Richard Berrisford from Plymouth University Hospitals gave a guest lecture on his professional and personal journey through the process of OG cancer centralisation in the South West (Peninsula) region. The feedback from consultants and trainees was excellent and AUGIS has awarded 2 CPD points for the event. The next meeting will be held in the spring, with the intention to make this an exciting addition to the regional events calendar.

Click here to view the programme for the meeting.