CSO Innovation Academic Fellowship

More information can found at: https://www.cso.scot.nhs.uk/innovationfellowships/

The UK PBC Audit, supported by the BSG, BASL and the PBC Foundation

Dear Colleagues, 

It would be fantastic if you could consider involvement in The UK PBC Audit.

Not only is this a chance for us to remember that there is a world beyond COVID; but also it is an opportunity for the Scots to show the rest of the UK how it is done! 
…..the committee are particularly interested in the impact our differing prescribing pathways for obeticholic acid impact on outcome…

The audit has already collected data on 2500 patients from 60 NHS Trusts/Health Boards in just 5 months!
Target patient group: all patients with a confirmed diagnosis of PBC or PBC-AIH overlap syndrome, who are under follow-up at the participating centre at the time of data collection. 
All NHS Hospitals are welcome.
The audit has the potential to make a real difference to patients! If interested please see the website (UK PBC Audit – UK-PBC) or email (uk.pbcaudit@nhs.net)

Best wishes
Jo Leithead, Consultant Hepatologist, Forth Valley Royal Hospital
Scottish representative on the audit steering committee

BSG - Quality Standards Framework

British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) values its role in specialism development and best practice guidance and remains dedicated to leading innovation and clinical support. It has committed to sponsoring a full, Quality Standards Framework (QSF) pilot initiative that builds on spring 2022, pre-pilot findings between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023. This pilot will offer specialist gastroenterology and hepatology services of all types and level, the opportunity and support to review, assess and focus planning around
service awareness and performance. Individual pilot analysis, along with anonymous comparator data will be provided to all participants once all data has been fully evaluated.
We would ask you to work with your region and nominate centres that you feel would benefit from the opportunity to take part and ensure that expressions of interest in the QSF pilot are submitted by Friday 30 September 2022. All we ask is that they are interested in quality assessment generally and in representing their region as a leader in gastro-hepatology service improvement. We will then make a representative selection. The link to the expression of interest form is here: https://eu.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3JPFTF
There are some basic expectations for the pilot that participants would need to commit to, but appropriate support in the form of guidance and resources will be offered by the BSG, both on the BSG website and via the pilot project team (see email address below).
Please do actively recommend this pilot to your local hospitals and Trusts, highlighting both service and workforce benefits that dedicated quality focus can provide. For information, please see our resource: https://bsg.org.uk/wpcontent/uploads/2022/08/QSF-Pilot-FAQs-30.08.pdf

Clinical research Fellowship Opportunity

AMN2 - £43,706 - £48,251 per annum 

 Institute of Genetics and Cancer, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre 

Full time contract: 35 hours per week

Fixed term contract: 2 years

We are looking for an enthusiastic research fellow to join us as a Clinical Research Fellow to contribute to the running of a multicentre dietary intervention trial in adult patients with Crohn’s disease (BIOPIC study). There will also be the opportunity to participate in other research studies within the established clinical research team. 


The Opportunity:

The role will allow the development of research skills and production of data leading to a higher research degree (MD). You will be part of the wider IBD Clinical Research network in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee.

Your skills and attributes for success: 

  • Plan, design and implement projects or parts of projects, in conjunction with relevant investigators and collaborators leading to a higher degree [MD].
  • Manage data handling and interpretation of research results and take the lead in writing papers for publication in appropriate peer-reviewed journals. 
  • Present work at internal and external seminars and national/ international conferences.
  • Accumulate a significant body of data of the standard required for submission for examination for a Higher Degree (MD). 
  • Manage research according to Good Clinical Practice for Research standards

Click to view a copy of the full job description here.


As a valued member of our team you can expect: 

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided. 
The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.  

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK.  Further information is available on our right to work webpages. 

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

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NRS Fellowships:

NRS Fellowships and New CSO NHS Researcher Development Fellowships – Chief Scientist Office (scot.nhs.uk)



CSO NHS Researcher Development Fellowships

(nurses and allied health professionals can apply for Research Development Fellowships)

CSO NHS Researcher Development Fellowship – Chief Scientist Office (scot.nhs.uk)