BSH committee vacancies
Please be aware that Committee vacancies are only open to BSH members.
Position: BSH Member with interest in paediatric haematology
Deadline: Friday 30 March 2018.
The General Haem Task Force of the British Society for Haematology Guidelines (BSH Guidelines) requires one new member with interest in paediatric haematology.
The appointments will be for 3 years in the first instance. Applications are requested from consultant haematologists involved in General Haematology and working in a UK hospital that would interested in joining the Task Force.
The Task Force meets 3 times annually at the BSH offices in London. The work of the taskforce is mostly in producing and updating guidelines and addressing other areas of development relevant to the UK. Being part of this group offers an excellent opportunity to help advance a career.
To register your interest please send your CV and covering letter to Rita Gupta, BSH Guidelines Project Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 30 March 2018.
Position: BSH Member with interest in transfusion haematology
Deadline: Monday 30 April 2018
The Transfusion Task Force of the British Society for Haematology Guidelines (BSH Guidelines) requires one new member with interest in transfusion haematology.
The appointment will be for 3 years in the first instance. Applications are requested from consultant haematologists involved in Blood Transfusion haematology and working in a UK hospital that would interested in joining the Task Force.
The Task Force meets 4 times annually at the BSH offices in London. The work of the taskforce is mostly in producing and updating guidelines and addressing other areas of development relevant to the UK. Being part of this group offers an excellent opportunity to help advance a career.
To register your interest please send your CV and covering letter to Rita Gupta, BSH Guidelines Project Manager: email@example.com by Monday 30 April 2018.
Position: MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee member
Deadline: Monday 12 March 2018
The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK is seeking to appoint three new members to the MRCP(UK) Scenario Editorial Committee (SEC), which is responsible for preparing the standardised scenarios for Stations 2 and 4 in each examination diet.
We are seeking consultants in any of the following specialties: Acute Medicine, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Elderly Medicine, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Hepatology, Infectious Diseases, Neurology, Oncology, Palliative Care and Rheumatology, although applications from other specialties will be considered.
Applicants should meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply:
- hold the MRCP(UK) or an equivalent postgraduate diploma
- be practising as a specialist and a member or fellow of one of the three Colleges
- be registered with a licence to practise and in good standing on the GMC specialist register
- be actively engaged in the training of junior doctors in the UK (or within the last two years)
- be up-to-date as appropriate with relevant national guidelines, CPD requirements, employer’s equality and diversity training and appraisal process
- Be able to attend the meetings of the SEC (3 one-day meetings – which are held alternately in the three Royal Colleges of Physicians).
If you would like to apply for these roles, please send a one-page covering letter outlining your suitability for the post and an up-to-date CV to Rachel Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for applications is Monday 12 March 2018. Interviews will take place via telephone during the w/c 19 March 2018.
Projects, consultations and research
Request: Survey input to help develop a clinical referral information standard
Deadline: 9 March 2018
Input is required to help develop a clinical referral information standard
The PRSB and the Royal College of Physicians’ Health Informatics Unit are working with NHS Digital to develop evidence and consensus based standards and implementation guidance for electronic referrals from GPs to hospitals.
Following a workshop which took place earlier this year, your input into an online survey is now required. This should only take 12 minutes of your time.
Your input will help to improve the quality of information sent in the GP referral letter to secondary care. This work is essential in improving the continuity of care by communicating relevant information quickly and will help patients get the right care.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please contact Malvina Rossi, Project Manager email@example.com
The deadline for the survey is 9 March 2018
Request: Participation in survey for UK-based biomedical researches
Deadline: Sunday 18 March 2018
Finding out what makes researchers tick
The UKCRC TDCC wants to help researchers use human samples in their research. . In order to do this they have launched some research.
UK-based Biomedical researchers are invited to complete an online survey called ‘Human samples in UK biomedical research’.
The aim of this study is to better understand how and when UK-based biomedical researchers use human samples in their research. It also aims to capture any barriers to human sample access and use, including how these can be overcome. The results of the survey will help identify key groups of researchers that use human tissue in their work.
The closing date for survey submissions is the 18 March.
Request: BSH Morphology Session - interesting cases
Deadline: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Dr Robin Ireland, Lead Clinician at King's College Hospital and Dr Roger Owen, Consultant Haematology, St James's University Hospital Leeds, have requested for BSH members to send interesting cases for consideration for review at the Morphology Session at the Annual Scientific Meeting, 2pm on 18 April 2018.
The specimen can be peripheral blood, BM aspirate, other fluids eg pleural aspirate, CSF, lymph node biopsies or BM trephines etc.
Only ONE slide is required of each specimen (though you may send more than one specimen relevant to the case eg a PB and a BM slide) together with clinical and further laboratory details and final diagnosis.
The 2018 BSH Morphology session will be hosted electronically via the Leeds Virtual Pathology website with digital images rather than distributing glass slides. This allows us to send out a wider variety of samples eg LN biopsies and trephines as well as making distribution easier.
The session plans to prepare and discuss 8 cases at the meeting and there will be 2 experts.
(The website link will be distributed closer to the meeting)
Members will be advised if their slides have been accepted and will be asked if they (or their SpR) could be available to talk to the case on the day including 3-4 PowerPoint slides with clinical and diagnostic details.
Please mark them "BSH slides 2018 for Roger Owen's attention" or there's a risk that specimen reception at Leeds will book them in as a routine case and he may never see them!
"BSH slides for Roger Owen's attention 2018"
St James's University Hospital
Request: Laboratory testing in myeloma - haematologist questionnaire
Multiple myeloma patients experience significant delays in diagnosis both in primary and secondary care. These delays are associated with poorer survival and increased morbidity.
The Myeloma Early Diagnosis Working Group is exploring a number of ways in which this could be improved. One area of interest is the laboratory, and its interaction with both primary and secondary care physicians. Knowledge about the appropriate diagnostic tests, access to rapid diagnostics and the interaction between the clinicians and laboratory teams when significantly abnormal results are found, are key in reducing diagnostic delays.
This short questionnaire is aimed at haematologists and explores the interaction between the laboratory and primary and secondary care.
Please complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KPJJ2Z7