BSH committee vacancies

Volunteers play a crucial role in helping to deliver the Society's charitable objectives. We have a wide range of opportunities for those who wish to get involved in BSH's activities.

Video: Volunteer with BSH
BSH committee members and Trustees talk about the benefits of volunteering on one of our committees.

The benefits of volunteering include

  • Helping us to fulfil our mission of transforming patient care through excellence in haematology 
  • Getting involved with interesting projects
  • Meeting and networking with peers
  • Using your knowledge to help others
  • Learning new skills

Please be aware that Committee vacancies are only open to BSH members.

BSH Communications Committee Vacancy

BSH is seeking to appoint a volunteer to join our Communications Committee.

The Communications Committee is a small group of dedicated volunteers that span the diverse nature of the haematology specialty. The committee supports the development and implementation of the BSH communications strategy as well as advising BSH administrative staff on relevant and informative content for the society’s communications channels.

The role requires monthly 30-minute teleconference calls with the committee and staff, as well as bi-annual committee meetings at the BSH London office. It also involves advisory work on BSH projects such as the Annual Scientific Meeting and the upcoming BSH 60th anniversary celebrations for 2020. The role will require between 2-3 hours a month.

This is an ideal opportunity to help play your part in shaping the direction of the BSH and is a great way to advance your career in the haematology specialty. No specialist skills are required, however an appreciation and understanding of social media would be an advantage.

We particularly encourage a range of applications so that the committee is reflective of the diverse area of haematology. This includes younger members, nurses, allied health professionals and BAME applicants. BSH membership is highly desirable, however we will consider applications from non-members if they demonstrate skills and experience that would suit this role.

To apply please send your CV and a short covering letter detailing what you would bring to the role and any relevant skills and experience to

Deadline: 11 January 2019

Volunteer Abstract Reviewers - Annual Scientific Meeting 2019

We are looking for abstract reviewers to review abstracts for the 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting in Glasgow.

The abstract review period runs from 11 January through to 25 January and volunteers would need to be able to commit to reviewing the abstracts during this time period.

If you would like to volunteer please contact outlining which abstract topics you would be interesting in reviewing.

Topics available are General haematology, Lymphoma/CLL, Myeloma, ALL and AML, Nursing, Paediatrics, Red cell disorders, Thrombosis and haemostasis, Transfusion, Transplantation, Education.

External opportunities


Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath)

The Royal College of Pathologists is seeking to recruit new audit evaluators for haematology.

Applicants should be Fellows of the College, have knowledge of the clinical audit process and be experienced in undertaking high-quality clinical audit. Evaluators are responsible for evaluating whether the criteria and standards of audits for certification are met appropriately for your own specialty.

Further details on this process can be found here & job description here

To apply please submit an abridged CV, one of your own audit reports, and a statement in support of your application (no more than 500 words), explaining how your skills and experience meet the person specification and how you would approach the role if appointed.

For further information and to apply for the role, please contact Kate Stewart at


NICE - Consultant Haematologist for kidney injury and disease guideline update committee

Topic expert: kidney injury and disease guideline update committee

NICE are looking for topic experts to join the kidney injury and disease guideline update committee.

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 20 December 2018.
Time commitment: 18 months. 

The following healthcare professionals with a specialist interest in kidney disease/ injury:

  • a consultant haematologist
  • a consultant radiologist.

More information can be found here.

Projects, consultations and research


Questionnaire: Practices regarding Anti-Resorptive and Anti-Angiogenic Treatments by Medical Practitioners in England and their Awareness of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)

Practices regarding Anti-Resorptive and Anti-Angiogenic Treatments by Medical Practitioners in England and their Awareness of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)

Othman Zuhir

Fifth-Year Dental Student,
Leeds Dental Institute, Faculty of Medicine and Health

I am conducting a study on the “Practices regarding Anti-Resorptive and Anti-Angiogenic Treatments by Medical Practitioners in England and their Awareness of Medication-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (MRONJ)”.

As part of this study, I would like to invite you to complete a short questionnaire which can be accessed via the link below.

Questionnaire link:

The online questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to be completed. You are advised that completion of this questionnaire will be regarded as consenting to participation in the study. For more information, please see the attached participant information sheet.

Your participation is very important in helping us to understand the current status of pre-treatment referrals, delivery of oral health advice among patients undergoing anti-resorptive or anti-angiogenic treatments and the barriers in the implementation of these practices.

Upon submission of the questionnaire, you will be offered the opportunity to gain further information regarding oral health advice and MRONJ, if you are interested. 

This study is being supervised by Mr Alasdair McKechnie (GMC 4300333), Honorary Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. It has gained the ethical approval from the Student Research Ethics Committee, University of Leeds with ethical approval reference FYP2018MRONJ_DRS, dated 16 October 2018.

EU Commission Consultation - RCP seeking your comments

Commission Public consultation on legislation on medicines for children and rare diseases  

The European Commission is asking private citizens and healthcare professionals to share their experiences with and perspectives on access to orphan medicines in general, and on the role the EU Orphan Regulation plays in the development of orphan medicines.

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) are inviting comments on the above by emailing them to by mid December.