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.
Vacancies are also advertised in the monthly member bulletin; members can elect to receive this on your MyBSH.

Education Committee Vacancy – Nurse Representative

The BSH Education Committee develops and delivers educational resources, including seminars, training days and online content. The Committee wishes to appoint a nurse representative to the Committee.

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 18 December 2020.

External opportunities

 

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

 

 

UK National External Assurance Services for Blood Coagulation. Vacancy. Deadline 31 December 2020

UK National External Assurance Services for Blood Coagulation (UK NEQAS BC) has a vacancy for a member to join their Steering Committee. UK NEQAS BC is an internationally recognised EQA programme for haemostasis testing and has a Steering Committee with a mixture of clinicians and scientists. Applicants would need to have a good working knowledge of haemostasis and be working in either a Teaching or District General Hospital.  The commitment needed would be to attend up to 2 meeting per year, previously these have been face to face but in recent times have been virtual meetings amounting to around 8 hours per year.

Interested persons can apply by sending a copy of their CV to the secretary of UK NEQA BC Steering Committee dianne.kitchen@nhs.net by December 31th 2020.

The successful candidate will be notified by 28th February 2021

Audit Evaluator - Deadline 31 January 2021

RCPath are currently seeking to recruit haematologists as evaluators for our online audit certification scheme.

At the moment, we have a relatively small number of active haematology evaluators and we urgently require more volunteers as the number of haematology audits we are receiving has increased. We would greatly appreciate if you could circulate this opportunity among any interested colleagues.

The role description is here and further information can also be found at https://www.rcpath.org/about-the-college/get-involved-volunteer-role-listing/audit-evaluator.html. Members are very welcome to contact Maria at audit@rcpath.org or 020 7451 6737 if they would like to discuss this opportunity further.

 

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

APPG on Diversity and Inclusion - Call for evidence. Deadline 29th January 2021

The APPG welcomes submissions of evidence from as wide a range of respondents in the UK, including: 

  • Organisations who employ STEM workers including from the private, public and non-profit sectors 
  • Organisations that work with or represent current or future STEM workers
  • Individuals and/or informal groups.

Please do respond to the Call for Evidence - or encourage your networks to get involved. Submissions close at 17.00 on Friday 29 January 2021

More information about call for evidence.

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NHS Health Check Programme - deadline Friday 18th December

In 2020, The Department of Health and Social Care commissioned Public Health England to undertake a review of the NHS Health Check Programme, which is currently under way. The review will provide evidence-based advice to Ministers on how the NHS Health Check can evolve in the next decade to maximise future benefits of the programme in preventing ill-health and reducing health inequalities.

To ensure the work of the review is led by the evidence, PHE is drawing on multiple sources of information including: existing scientific literature, NHS Health Check data, national and international case studies and expert advice.

As part of the review, they have launched a survey to hear your views about the current programme and how it can be improved. The survey is open to anyone who wishes to comment on the NHS Health Check Programme. The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete, and will close for responses on Friday 18th December

UK National Screening Committee Survey - Deadline 11 December

Public Health England are asking for views on how the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) involves stakeholders and the public in its work.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/stakeholder-and-public-involvement-at-the-uk-national-screening-committee

Healthcare professionals and emotional support survey

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 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

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)