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Committee: Education

Position: Consultant Haematologist with expertise in Transfusion Medicine

Deadline: Friday 23 February 2018

We are looking for a Consultant Haematologist with expertise in Transfusion Medicine to join our very active BSH Education Committee. The focus of the Committee is to develop and deliver educational events and resources for the BSH. This includes organising training events for undergraduates and junior doctors as well as those working in Haematology as specialist trainees, nurses, clinical scientists, consultants and more. The role will also involve producing and editing material for the newly launched education resources on our website.

This role requires a three year commitment with three face-to-face meetings and three teleconference meetings. We are looking for committed individuals to continue building on our education projects.

If you wish to speak to a member of the committee including the demitting Transfusion specialist to find out more about the role we can arrange this. To apply, please send a letter outlining your experience, qualifications and what you could bring to the role to educationofficer@b-s-h.org.uk by Friday 23 February 2018.

 

Committee: General Haem Task Force

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: rita.gupta@b-s-h.org.uk  by Friday 30 March 2018.

 

Committee:  Transfusion Task Force

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: rita.gupta@b-s-h.org.uk  by Monday 30 April 2018.

External opportunities

Organisation: The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK

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).

More information about the role

The Federation of Royal Colleges of Physicians of the UK website

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 policy.officer@mrcpuk.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

Organisation: The Professional Record Standards Body (PRSB) and the Royal College of Physicians’ Health Informatics Unit

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 informatics@rcplondon.ac.uk 

Take the clinical referral information standard survey

The deadline for the survey is 9 March 2018

 

Organisation: The UK Clinical Research Collaboration Tissue Directory and Coordination Centre (UKCRC TDCC)

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.

For more information about the survey, see the UKCRC TDCC website here

Take part in the survey

The closing date for survey submissions is the 18 March.

 

Organisation: BSH

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"

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