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.

Education Committee Vacancies

The BSH Education Committee develops and delivers educational resources, including seminars, training days and online content, and they are currently looking for five members.

The vacancies are for:

  • two members at consultant level
  • two trainees
  • one student representative 

The initial appointment is for three years, renewable for a further three years. BSH membership is required to join the Committee.

If interested, please send an email to educationofficer@b-s-h.org.uk, outlining your interest and what experience and skills you could bring to the Committee.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16 October 2020.

Member survey - COVID-19 and improving our services

In the coming months BSH will be conducting a programme of research amongst members of the Society. This will begin with qualitative research in August, comprising of a number of in-depth interviews, which will then feed into the design of a wider online membership survey in the Autumn.

This important research will help us understand your priorities and enable us to find out how we can better support you during this challenging time and in the future. It will help us to

  • Explore how the practice of haematology has changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what the future implications are for the profession and patients
  • Understand the support/benefits required by different types of members

We need you to be part of this consultation journey so that we can tailor our membership benefits to your needs.  

UK Members please do try and get involved, it is important that we get representation from all specialities and roles in the multi-disciplinary team. We are particularly keen to hear from clinical and biomedical scientists, nurses and trainees, and members in Wales. 

If you can spare some time for a call with our market research agency, (they are very flexible about times and all comments are anonymised so they would not be attributed to you) we would be very grateful. Calls will last around 45 minutes.

If you would like to help please contact saskia@b-s-h.org.uk 

 

Finance Audit and Risk Committee

The BSH Finance Audit and Risk Committee has one vacancy a for member 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 Haematology Task Force Vacancy

General Haematology Task Force Vacancy:

The General Haematology Task Force of the British Society for Haematology Guidelines (BSH Guidelines) requires one new member.

The appointment will be for three 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 meet three 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 covering letter to Rita Gupta, BSH Guidelines Programme Manager rita@b-s-h.org.uk by 31 July 2020.

 

 

Communications Committee - Nurse representative

The BSH Communications Committee is looking to co-opt a nurse member to bring additional relevant skills and experience to the Committee so we can better represent the needs of nurses.

The purpose of the Committee is to articulate and promote the Society’s vision, mission and aims as contained within its strategic plan. The Communications Committee implements the communication strategy of the BSH, ensuring that it aligns with the overarching strategic plan.

Current projects include 

  • BSH's 60th Anniversary
  • Promoting Haematology as a career
  • Promotion of BSH membership

The Committee will meet not less than twice a year and additionally as may be necessary. Members may attend via teleconference. 

To register your interest please email a brief statement outlining your interest and what you could bring to the committee to Saskia Ottignon, Saskia@b-s-h.org.uk by 9.00am 9th September 2020.

External opportunities

 

Join NICE pernicious anaemia guideline committee

NICE are looking for a topic expert to join the pernicious anaemia guideline committee.

Closing date

5pm on Wednesday 23 September 2020.

Time commitment

2 years.

Who they're looking for

We are looking for a practicing healthcare professional with demonstrable relevant experience and clinical knowledge in the field of pernicious anaemia.

Any questions?

Contact Amy Crisp at amy.crisp@rcplondon.ac.uk.

Click here to apply 

Haematology Images for The Royal College of Pathologists Building

The Royal College of Pathologists are looking for some images to help decorate their new building. Images representing haematology and also transfusion medicine/science would be gratefully received.

They are looking for very high quality images that are at least 300 dpi at 2.4 meters actual height. This is because if the images are lower quality than that they will pixelate when blown up to that large scale. Ideally the images should be abstract as this is an art installation rather than a pathology one, something colourful would be great.

If you have a suitable image please contact

Daniel Ross, Chief Executive

The Royal College of Pathologists

Email: Daniel.ross@rcpath.org

 

 

Royal College of Pathologists' - Blood Cancer Awareness Month

The College is supporting Blood Cancer Awareness Month this September, working closely with Blood Cancer UK and other blood cancer charities to raise awareness of blood cancers and the role of pathologists in diagnosis and treatment. They are particularly interested in highlighting how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected how pathologists work with blood cancer patients, how they have adapted, and any issues to do with delayed diagnosis/ treatment. 

They will be supporting the awareness month by sharing digital content about this on their website and social media channels. Would you be willing to get involved in one or more of the following ways?

  1. Writing about your work in relation to the care of blood cancer patients - ideally this would be in the form of a short blog like this, but it could also be a quote.
  2. Providing a short 'selfie video' about your work/ blood cancer/ the topics outlined above
  3. Sharing some relevant photos of your lab/clinic/ team with accompanying captions about how you've adapted during the pandemic and what it has meant for blood cancer patients. 

If there are other ways you think you could get involved they would be really pleased to hear your ideas. If you are unable to take part that is no problem at all; if that is the case it would be great if you could pass on their emails to other colleagues who might be interested in getting involved. 

For more information please contact

Penny Fletcher

Public Engagement Manager

The Royal College of Pathologists

Email: penny.fletcher@rcpath.org

Intercollegiate Committee on Haematology (2 vacancies) deadline 16th October

The Intercollegiate Committee on Haematology is established jointly between the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath).  It advises its parent bodies on matters of mutual interest. Membership includes senior officers of the parent bodies, senior and junior consultants and a trainee representative. The following organisations are represented on the ICH: British Society for Haematology (BSH), the British Society of Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (BSBMTCT), the British Blood Transfusion Society (BBTS) and the Association for Clinical Pathologists (ACP).

There are two vacancies (one medical and one clinical scientist).

More information on the roles and how to apply are here.

Chair Intercollegiate Committee on Haematology - deadline 25th September

The Intercollegiate Committee on Haematology is a joint committee existing between the Royal College of Pathologists and the Royal College of Physicians. It exists to advise on matters concerning haematology in the UK. Further details about the role can be found in the role description here.

Specialised Commissioning Patient and Public Voice Vacancies - deadline Tuesday 22 September 2020

Patient and Public Voice (PPV) partners are crucial members of the NHSE team, and they are committed to ensuring that patient and carer views and experience remain central to their work commissioning the wide range of health services that NHS England and NHS Improvement are responsible for.

 

They currently have PPV partner vacancies across specialised services which are open to applications, and include roles within their PoCs (Programmes of Care), various CRGs and the independent member roles on PPVAG (Patient & Public Voice Assurance Group). Details are available here:

 

https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/get-involved/opportunities/specialised-commissioning-patient-and-public-voice-ppv-roles/

 

The application packs and application forms are available on the website, however if you have any other enquiries please contact them at england.voice-crg@nhs.net. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 22 September 2020.

 

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).

 

ASH Research Collaborative (ASH RC) COVID-19 Registry for Hematology

If you are caring for an individual who is being or has been treated for a hematologic condition and has tested positive for COVID-19, we encourage you to submit data to the Registry. We are also asking clinicians to enter data for patients with no known history of a hematologic condition who have experienced a post-COVID-19 hematologic complication. A sample data collection case form is available for your review prior to data submission. Online data entry takes approximately 5-10 minutes to complete (please note this is dependent on the complexity of the case).

More information can be found here.

 

 

Managing ITP in the COVID era - Survey

A national UK ITP audit has been established to inform best practice in the management of new/relapsed ITP patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. (endorsed by the UK ITP forum, HaemStar and the BSH).

Please enter your patient data using this link https://forms.gle/HM3MWeyyatbiggr29

MDS UK COVID survey

The NCRI MDS subgroup, UK MDS Forum and MDS UK patient support group have created a survey for MDS and AML patients and caregivers to complete regarding their management during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this is to understand more about patients’ perspectives of the changes to their care that took place since the pandemic and also to gain some insight into their own experiences of COVID-19 if applicable. They hope to use the data to better inform them about any beneficial changes to practice that they can take forward to improve the care of MDS and AML patients and also to understand what barriers and difficulties patients came across during this period. Please pass this link on to your patients and their caregivers so that they can have their say.

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MDSUKCovid19surveyCL

HaemSTAR Projects

 

 

 

About HaemSTAR

HaemSTAR is a national network of haematology registrars aiming to promote and create research in non-malignant haematology. One of the areas we promote is audit. There is often difficulty in recruiting patients to audits for non-malignant disease, either due to reduced investment into projects relative to malignant haematology audits, or because of the rarity of conditions such as TTP. The aim of HaemSTAR is to use a central committee to either create non-malignant audits, or to promote audits started in trusts around the country to enhance uptake. The committee then disseminate information about these studies to regional leads in each training region. These regional leads then disseminate that information to their registrar colleagues. This allows potentially for every haematology registrar nationally, and subsequently their consultants, to be informed about these projects, hugely increasing potential project recruitment.

We have very positive data from the projects we have completed so far, including an audit of IVIG use in ITP which accrued 975 patients in 39 centres nationally.

The benefits for those who registrars or consultants who contribute is that audit proformas and registration information for audit departments are prepared for them, their data is analysed for them and that they can achieve ‘citable collaborator’ status if they have given sufficient contribution on any papers published from those audits.

Further information can be found on our website; www.haemstar.org or by contacting haemstarnetwork@gmail.com. This can be useful for consultants in hospitals with no registrar presence so they can receive our monthly Newsletter which explains our current projects.

 

CLL Covid-19 survey

The UK CLL forum would like clinicians to complete this survey CLL Covid-19 survey

Blood Cancer UK - Health Professionals and COVID-19 survey

Blood Cancer UK’s short, anonymous survey, aims to help them better understand the challenges you are facing in your work to treat people with blood cancer in the current climate.

Your answers will remain anonymous and will help inform their work to influence Government and the NHS and to ensure healthcare professionals working in haemato-oncology are well supported at this difficult time.

Survey of LMWH practice for the management of antenatal VTE

The department of haematology at King’s College Hospital and King’s College London are conducting a survey to understand the current prescribing practice of low molecular weight heparin for the acute treatment of antenatal venous thromboembolism. We would be grateful if you could spare 3 minutes to share your experience and practice.

 

Link to the survey: https://kings.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/once-versus-twice-daily-low-molecular-weight-heparin-for-t

 

Please direct any questions or comments regarding the questionnaire to Jignesh Patel (jig.patel@kcl.ac.uk)