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 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:

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:


Lymphoma Special Interest Group Committee Vacancies

Dear Colleagues

We are looking for new members to join our British Society for Haematology (BSH) Lymphoma Special Interest Group (SIG). This SIG primarily has an educational role presently. The educational events cover both the clinical aspects of lymphoma diagnosis and management as well as basic scientific and translational science. Lymphoma research will remain the remit of the lymphoma NCRI Lymphoma Clinical Studies Group.

The group organises one educational event every year in autumn, and two business meetings per year. A second educational meeting is presently held during the ASM, approved by the BSH Programme Committee.

The SIG committee has elected representatives who are members of the BSH.

We are seeking 5 new appointments: 3 Consultant Haematologists and 2 new appointments from members in training.

Members serve a three year term or less if agreed to allow a staggered rotation.

Please apply by 30 June 2020, outlining on 1 page of A4 the highlights from your CV that demonstrate your experience and expertise and lymphoma interests. Please clarify what you can contribute to the BSH Lymphoma Special Interest Group (SIG).

For more information email: or call 020 7713 0990

Dr Kate Cwynarski



Obstetric Special Interest Group Committee Vacancies

The BSH Obstetric SIG is seeking a Vice Chair to take over from the current two co-Chairs when they step down in April 2021.  The group, which was founded by the current co-Chairs, formally became a BSH SIG in 2016, has been active for many years and runs a very popular education day each June and a stimulating session at the ASM each year.  The SIG is also seeking up to six committee members. All opportunities are open to BSH members.  

Please apply outlining on 1 page of A4 the highlights from your CV that demonstrate your experience, expertise and Obstetric interests. Please clarify what you can contribute to the BSH Obstetric Special Interest Group (SIG).

Please send in expressions of interest to: by 30 June 2020.

External opportunities


Percy Oliver Memorial Award - Deadline 24 May 2020

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

The Oliver Memorial Award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of blood transfusion. You can find more information attached, along with a list of the previous winners.

To nominate someone, please send a citation (maximum 750 words) 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 24 May 2020 and details about how to apply can be found on the RCPath's website at: ttps://

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




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 (


National Cohort Study (UKOSS)- Thrombophilia in Pregnancy

A national study is being run through UKOSS (UK Obstetric Surveillance System) into the management of pregnant women with either antithrombin deficiency or heterozygous protein C deficiency. They hope to be able to collect enough data to make a significant contribution to the guidance on how best to manage this difficult cohort of patients.The background and key points are summarised via the following link

Please do let your local UKOSS rep ( and Dr Rachel Farnell ( know if you have any cases that could be included in this study. Deadline for case submissions is 1st August 2020. 


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; or by contacting This can be useful for consultants in hospitals with no registrar presence so they can receive our monthly Newsletter which explains our current projects.