Richard Stevens is the Editor in Chief of The Digest and Eurodigest. A founder member of the UK Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology, he is also the Society’s chairman. Dr Steven studied Psychology and Physiology at oxford before his medical degree. A GP principal, trainer and tutor in Oxford for nearly three decades, he was also a practitioner in endoscopy at the John Radcliffe Hospital. He has been involved in a number of research projects and writes on gastrointestinal and other topics for a range of publications.