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Free Online Subscription and Access to Colorectal Disease to Ordinary Surgical Members, Associate, Overseas and Staff Grade members.

Why join us?

The ACPGBI gives you a voice in influencing current UK coloproctology practice.

Every member receives our full range of benefits and services, including:

  • Free on line subscription to Colorectal Disease
  • Discounted rate for online subscription to the BJS
  • Discounted rate for online subscription to Gastrointestinal Nursing Journal
  • Eligibility for significant BRUK research funding
  • Substantial discounts on the ACPGBI Annual Meeting
  • Show casing of your skills in the ACPGBI Specialist Directory
  • Member bi-weekly newsletter and multimedia content
  • Access to a comprehensive set of colorectal disease resources and guidelines including consent forms
  • A national voice for all colorectal specialists and those offering emergency colorectal services
  • Opportunities for engagement with the Association to influence national and international policy
  • Working with specialists and patients to improve quality via our Patient Liaison Group
  • Access to treatment specific patient information sheets
  • Strong links with other National and International societies
  • Networking opportunities via a range of local educational chapter meetings
  • Exclusive member discounts
  • 50 free places to ACPN Members at the ACPGBI Annual Meeting
  • Professional support and mentorship
  • We strongly encourage overseas members with the aim of collaborating and enhancing care of patients with colorectal disease on a global scale. Such members receive all of these benefits at a reduced fee

More details

Recognition as a specialist with expertise in elective and/or emergency coloproctology

Specialisation is demanded by the public and increasingly so by the profession. Being a specialist involves education, training, experience and continuing professional development. Membership of the ACPGBI reflects an interest and knowledge of diseases of colon and rectum with opportunities for lifelong development

  • The specialist directory allows members to list their areas of interest and expertise as well as post, links to their website and social media feed. This directory allows the member to tailor information to be viewed by the public or solely the membership
  • Private Healthcare providers increasingly require specialist surgeons to perform colon and rectum disease surgery. Membership of the ACPGBI reflects this professional status and is respected in cases of litigation
  • Increasingly the ACPGBI recognise the role that colorectal surgeons play in the emergency rota, and with AUGIS and ASGBI , gives a voice to surgeons practicing emergency general surgery
  • Opportunities to engage with the Association through numerous committees, subcommittees and clinical advisory groups. Over 150 specialists are involved in developing and influencing policy and best practice guidelines. These posts are filled following advertisements to the membership and elections

Professional support and mentorship

  • Guidelines are regularly produced by the Association. These provide up to date evidence to support local development of services. Involvement by the membership in generating these documents is encouraged and essential
  • Quality assurance is integral to improving patient care. The ACPGBI is heavily involved in shaping quality assurance for example cancer services through COP and NBOCA, IBD services through BSG and IBDUK and pelvic floor services through The Pelvic Floor Society. Being a member allows you to have a voice in changes that may affect your practice
  • Local regional and national support is available through a comprehensive chapter network with regional representation on Council
  • Support and mentorship with issues related to publicly available information such as Consultant Outcome Publication

Professional development

  • Resources on the web site enable members to listen to state of the art lectures delivered by experts. These are invaluable in keeping up to date, obtaining CME points and can be accessed on your mobile device
  • Strong national and international links with other societies for collaborative projects on diseases of the colon and rectum
  • Eligibility for research funding from the Bowel Research UK (BRUK), the charitable funding arm of the ACPGBI, requires the applicant to be a member of the ACPGBI. Numerous individual grants of £10-50K are awarded each year
  • Opportunities to network through regular regional and annual national meetings
  • Keep up to date with current events, important research and controversies with a regular monthly newsletter and membership only multimedia content
  • Multiple opportunities for CPD through regular regional and national education events targeted at all levels of experience from medical students through to senior consultants

Privileged access

  • Reduced registration rates at Annual Meeting.
  • The member’s section of the ACPGBI website offers a wide range of training and education facilities both interactive and for downloading
  • Colorectal Disease Journal is the ‘high impact’, internationally respected, official publication of the ACPGBI. An online subscription only is included within the membership subscription for Ordinary Surgical Members, Associate, Overseas and Staff Grade members.

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