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.
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
The Global Haematology SIG are accepting applications for the BSH Plenary Speaker Programme 2021. Please visit the Global Haematology Plenary Speaker Programme Page for more information.
BSH Education Committee has two vacancies for medical student representatives. Please note that we cannot accept applications from students in their final two years of study.
The Education Committee develops and delivers events and resources for the BSH, which include seminars and training days for medical students, trainees and consultants and the development of educational resources for the BSH website.
Committee members are appointed for an initial three-year term, which is renewable for a further three years by re-application. The Education Committee meets six times a year in January, March, May, July, September and November. Currently all meetings are held virtually but, circumstances permitting, we are hoping to hold some meetings as face-to-face meetings in 2022, however, the role could be carried out entirely remotely if preferred. Members are expected to actively engage in the work of the Committee and a minimum attendance of 50% of the meetings.
BSH membership is required to join the Education Committee.
BSH Image Library
We would like to expand the BSH image library on the BSH website so that it becomes a ‘go to’ resource for both teaching and training for haematologists at all levels. We are looking for good quality typical images of a variety of diagnoses. This might be a blood film +/- bone marrow aspirate/trephine but also could include characteristic features in flow plots or cytogenetic/FISH images.
To start with we would value images of representative cases of acute myeloid leukaemia which demonstrate characteristic morphological features described in their subtypes. A very short description (<100 words) of the case would be valued.
We need good quality images so please refer to the guide on the website as to image size.
As this is an educational website, all images and their vignettes should be able to demonstrate educational value or highlight a learning point. We are keen to reduce esoteric images that have limited educational value.
Please submit your image here.
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: [email protected]
"During Camp in the Cloud, Ariel was on such a high and was really animated and buzzing all the time. The activities were inspired, and so engaging. It just felt like an immense amount of thought was put into Camp in the Cloud, and consideration of the kids was right at the forefront. There was such variety and interest that was channelled with limited resources -and potentially limited space- yet it completely worked. Over The Wall couldn’t have provided a better alternative to normal camp.”
- Sarah (Camper parent)
Over the Wall offer free-of-charge and inclusive residential activity camps for children with serious health challenges, aged 8-17 years, as well as for their siblings and the whole family.
In response to the pandemic and having to cancel our 2020 residential camps, we created Camp in the Cloud, which is inclusive and engaging virtual programme. Camp in the Cloud enables campers and families can experience the magic of an Over The Wall camp from the comfort and safety of their home. Because of this, we are able to be more inclusive than ever before and accept even more than the usual 130+ health challenges. We welcome children and young people with haemoglobin disorders or related illnesses, and we even created a Sickle Cell and Thalaessemia Family Camp in the Cloud.
During Camp in the Cloud, campers are given exclusive access to our bespoke online platform. Here, there are opportunities for campers and families to interact in real-time with their team members through secure message boards and fun video calls. Campers are also sent our ‘Seriously Fun Box’ in the post, containing every single resource they need to participate. Due to the success of Camp in the Cloud, we will provide both virtual and residential activity camps as of 2022. Our medical team assesses every application to ensure we can meet the child's needs both at residential camp and virtually.
We are looking for referrals from health care professionals so we can reach the children that would benefit most from this service. You can refer on our website: www.otw.org.uk
Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book a 30-minute visual presentation with your team by contacting Hannah at [email protected] or 07435 980565
The Biomedical Excellence for Safer Transfusion (BEST) Collaborative is an international research organization whose objective is to improve the safety of transfusion and cell therapy and related services through standardization of analytic techniques, development of new procedures and execution of clinical trials in haemotherapy and cell therapy. More than 150 scientific publications have resulted from the Collaborative’s work.
Every 4 years, BEST elects a new President, currently Dr. Ziggy Szczepiorkowski, and renews its Board of Directors and scientific membership.
BEST is now looking for new talent to provide continued scientific vigor and fresh ideas. Members are expected to actively participate in BEST studies, contribute ideas for new ones, and participate in BEST meetings.
Please see the attached flyer for further details.
Dr Rachel Rosovsky is a Haematologist, based at Harvard, leading in the survey of current anticoagulation practice in the management of COVID-19 patients
The survey take 5-10 min to tell us about if and how anticoagulation practice has changed given the publication of the multiplatform, RAPID, and HEP-COVID trials. https://redcap.partners.org/redcap/surveys/?s=HFJJ38THP4
The UK CLL forum would like clinicians to complete this survey CLL Covid-19 survey
We are accepting applications for the British Society for Haematology Plenary Speaker Project 2022 - please note that you must be a BSH member to apply. The aim of this scheme is to form international partnerships between the BSH and haematology societies in low and middle-income countries, to share knowledge and expertise.
Please visit the BSH Plenary Speaker Project Page for more information.
The Paediatric Haematology workforce survey remains open. We are grateful for the sites that have submitted data but we are still missing data on a handful of sites; mostly London based. Please could I ask any sites that I have yet to complete submission to do so ASAP as the information is being used to support ongoing discussions with GMC and NHSE. Previously submitted data can also be updated at the link if there are any changes to staffing or trainees that you think we should be aware of.
A full summary of the data and an update of the meetings with NHSE will be timetabled during the BSH conference by the Paediatric SIG.”
Click here to: Complete the online 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 ([email protected]).
Nurses and clinicians are sought for a study exploring how Hodgkin lymphoma patients would make a decision about lung cancer screening and how healthcare professionals can best support them. The study involves a telephone interview using Zoom which will last around 20 minutes. Compensation will be offered for your time.
For more information or to express an interest email [email protected]
More information can be found here
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.
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
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.
Blood Cancer UK has funded a study to better understand the emotional and psychological support provided to people who have been diagnosed with blood cancer across England. The research is being carried out by Oxford Brookes University and Oxford University researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trusts. The survey is focused on support within adult blood cancer services and excludes children, teenagers and young adults as these groups already have nationally commissioned psychological support services. We want to find out about your current practice, experiences and views. The findings will be used to influence policy and practice in the future, and will help us to improve the level of emotional and psychological support for people with blood cancer.
Please share the details of this research project with relevant colleagues working in England and adult blood cancer services only.
More information on the survey and how to get involved is here
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 [email protected]. This can be useful for consultants in hospitals with no registrar presence so they can receive our monthly Newsletter which explains our current projects.