SAGE Awards

SAGE Awards, a national awards programme to recognise excellence in gastroenterology, is now accepting entries for 2014

Basingstoke, United Kingdom, 23rd December 2013 – The SAGE Awards – Shire Awards for Gastrointestinal Excellence, is now accepting entries for the 2014 Awards.  This is the 4th year of the awards, which are supported by Shire and are designed to allow individual healthcare professionals, units and healthcare networks in gastrointestinal (GI) care to be recognised for innovative work, share best practice and raise standards of patient care.  Three awards will be made in the form of financial grants to the amount of £10,000, £5,000 and £3,000, for use towards furthering the development of the winning projects.

Applications must be consultant led and will be accepted from all professional groups working in GI care, including patient representative groups working in collaboration with clinical teams.  Collaborative projects bringing together professionals from two or more health board areas or across specialities, disciplines or sectors are also welcomed.

The awards judging panel will oversee the evaluation, assessment and awarding of the SAGE Awards and will be looking for entries that show innovation in the field of GI care and a significant improvement in patient care.  The judging panel’s assessment of entries, selection of evaluation criteria, meetings, deliberations and decisions are entirely independent of Shire.

The closing date for initial registration of interest is Friday 14th February 2014.  Entry packs and further information can be obtained from the Awards secretariat by emailing

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For further information on the SAGE Awards please contact:

Rebecca Thomas:

Mystique Offer:

For further information on Shire please contact:

Gwen Fisher:


Notes to editors

SAGE Awards

The SAGE Awards are a UK awards programme, now running for the 4th year.  The Awards which are designed to allow units, teams, networks and consultants working across all areas of GI care to be recognised for their innovative work.

Entries should show innovation in the field of GI Care and significantly improve patient care. The scheme has also been designed to share best practice and raise standards of GI Care in the UK.

The 2014 Awards panel consists of the Chairman of the SAGE Awards – Dr Tom Smith, Chief Executive, British Society Gastroenterology, Chair of CORE Charity, and representatives from the 2013 winning projects – Mrs Carolyn Davison, Nurse Consultant, South Tyneside District Hospital, Dr Mark Coleman, LAPCO National Clinical Lead and Colorectal Surgeon, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, Mr Jared Torkington, Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and Dr Kieran Moriarty C.B.E, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Bolton Hospital.


Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.

Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.

We provide treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, Internal Medicine and Regenerative Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas.

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UK/CNPROM/GBU/13/0022e  Date of preparation  November 2013

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