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.

Finance Audit and Risk Committee

The BSH Finance Audit and Risk Committee has two vacancies for members looking for a slightly different learning experience and career development. The Committee oversees the annual  financial audit of the BSH as well as the BSHE; its investments, and monitors spending against budgets.  We don’t require specialist knowledge, but we do look for people who will ask questions! We would particularly like to encourage a diverse range of applications: e.g. from younger members; from members who are not medics and from different ethnic backgrounds.

Please email the CEO, katy Amberley, a brief statement outlining your interest and what you could bring to the committee to: katy@b-s-h.org.uk

Nominations and Governance Committee

The BSH Nominations and Governance Committee has four vacancies for members interested in ensuring not only that potential future board members are being identified and developed, but also that there is adequate ‘bench strength’ in management to run key parts of the company in accordance with appropriate corporate governance standards.

We would particularly like to encourage a diverse range of applications: e.g. from younger members; from members who are not medics and from different ethnic backgrounds.

Please email the CEO, Katy Amberley,  a brief statement outlining your interest and what you could bring to the committee to: Katy@b-s-h.org.uk

 

General Haem Task Force

The General Haem Task Force of the British Society for Haematology Guidelines (BSH Guidelines) requires one new member with an interest in haemoglobinopathies.

The appointment 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 this Task Force.  

The Task Force meets 3 times annually at the BSH offices in London. The work of the Task Force 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 Programme Manager rita.gupta@b-s-h.org.uk  by 30 April 2019

Transfusion Task Force

The Transfusion Task Force of the British Society for Haematology Guidelines (BSH Guidelines) requires two new members.

The appointments will be for 3 years in the first instance. Applications are requested from consultant haematologists involved in Transfusion and working in a UK hospital that would interested in joining this Task Force.  

The Task Force meet 3 times annually at the BSH offices in London. The work of the task force is mostly in producing and updating guidelines and addressing other areas of development relevant to the UK. Being part of these groups offer an excellent opportunity to help advance a career.

To register your interest please send your CV and covering letter to Rita Gupta, BSH Guidelines Programme Manager: rita.gupta@b-s-h.org.uk  by Friday 31 May 2019.

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 audit@rcpath.org.

 

Royal College of Physicians - Clinical Director: Digital Health

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) has created an exciting, new opportunity for a senior clinician to provide clinical and strategic leadership to the College, its fellows and members and staff, on matters relating to digital healthcare. The RCP is committed to working with NHSX, and others, to deliver solutions to the technology issues clinicians face every day and so this is an enviable opportunity to support and influence this important work.

You will be a Consultant-level medical doctor, or other senior healthcare professional, with current registration to practice. Enthusiasm for healthcare quality improvement and patient safety is vital and ideally, you’ll have experience of implementing new technologies or evaluating digital healthcare solutions and driving improvements that benefit patients. We are seeking a leader who can work effectively as part of a team, whilst initiating and maintaining operational and strategic relationships with external colleagues and stakeholders, including patients and carers. We will appoint a Clinical Director with strong communication and lobbying skills; a translator, someone who is equally comfortable with clinical informaticians and non-experts working in clinical practice.

The role is funded up to 4PAs per week basis (reimbursable to employing NHS Trust), although activity may be consolidated. You will be working with, and supported by, enthusiastic multi-disciplinary teams across the Care Quality Improvement Directorate (CQID) and wider College. The role will be supervised by the Clinical Vice President and Executive Director of the Care Quality improvement Directorate, and opportunities for personal and professional development will be sought following discussion and depending upon need.

Informal discussions about the role are welcome and can be arranged by contacting Rhona Buckingham, Executive Director, Care Quality Improvement Department Rhona.Buckingham@rcplondon.ac.uk

To apply for the role, please submit the following documents to Rhona.Buckingham@rcplondon.ac.uk before 4.00pm on Friday 3 May 2019.

  • Your curriculum vitae,
  • A statement, not exceeding one side of A4, highlighting your relevant experience and interest in the role,
  • A letter, or email, in support of your application from your Medical Director,
  • A completed and signed declaration form.   

Interviews will be held at the Royal College of Physicians, London on Thursday 16 May 2019 in the morning.

Apply on RCP website

Curriculum Lead Editors - Haematology & Transfusion Science

Application to become a Specialty Lead Editor for STP Curriculum Content Review Project

The National School for Healthcare Science is establishing the role of Specialty Lead Editor to provide clinical expertise and leadership for the STP Curricula Content Review. Each Specialty Lead Editor will be responsible for leading the review of a speciality curriculum, working with the NSHCS and in consultation with appropriate professional experts. The Specialty Lead Editor will form the Curriculum Review Group.

The membership and responsibilities of the Review Group are described in the Roles and Responsibilities document. The position of Specialty Lead Editor will be appointed for the duration of the Specialty STP Curriculum Content Review, anticipated to be 12-18 months and will be paid for their time. To apply, you must be an HCPC registered Clinical Scientist.

You'll be asked to confirm you Turst/Employer is willing to support your application for the role, provide an overview of your employment history and a personal statement explaining why you are interested in and suitable for the role. You can select the 'Finish Later' link at the bottom of each page to save your application and continue later, you'll need to keep a record of the url. provided.

Application will be available until 30th April, the NSHCS will shortlist applications in consultation with the relevant Theme Board. 

If you would like further information on the role, please contact nshcs.curriculum@hee.nhs.uk

Projects, consultations and research

 

ATTRACT Trial Survey

The Academic Section of Vascular Surgery at Imperial College London are conducting a survey evaluating the impact of the Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) Trial on clinical practice. They would be grateful if you could spare 3 to 5 minutes to share your experience.

Link to the survey: ATTRACT Trial Survey

Please direct any questions or comments regarding the questionnaire to Aleksandra Staniszewska (a.staniszewska@imperial.ac.uk).

 

Physical Activity during and after treatment for blood cancer: perspectives of haematology healthcare professionals

Are you a health professional working with people with blood cancer in the UK?

Please consider taking part in this questionnaire about physical activity during and after blood cancer treatment

 

Health Professionals (HPs) can play a part in promoting appropriate physical activity before, during and after cancer treatment. However, most of the research in this important topic has been carried out with HPs predominately working with patients with solid tumours, such as breast, colorectal and prostate cancer. There is limited evidence on the opinions of HPs working in haemto-oncology on physical activity guidelines for patients undergoing active treatment for blood cancers and their perceptions of what physical activity or exercise patients should do as part of, during or after their treatment. There is no published research solely focused on haemato-oncology HPs. We are seeking to gain insights on this topic from health professionals working with people with blood cancers, including doctors, nurses, allied health professionals and support workers, via this brief online survey.

 

The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete, and you can only access the link once, so remember to click 'Save' if you need to leave and return to the survey before completion.

Visit https://opinio.ucl.ac.uk/s?s=60053 to access the survey or contact Orla McCourt from the UCL Cancer Institute orla.mccourt.18@ucl.ac.uk for more details.

Royal College of Pathologists - Percy Oliver Memorial Award

Nominations are now invited for this year’s Percy Oliver Memorial Award. This year’s award category is Nursing.

The award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of blood transfusion.

To nominate someone, you will need to send a citation describing your nominee’s background, achievements and contributions to the field of blood transfusion. The citation should demonstrate the impact that they have made to the field.

The deadline for nominations is 26 May 2019 and details about how to apply can be found on the College website at: https://www.rcpath.org/profession/committees/transfusion-medicine.html