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

Please be aware that Committee vacancies are only open to BSH members.

Paediatric SIG Vacancy

We have a vacancy on the Paediatric Special Interest Group Committee for a trainee based in London. 

The Paed SIG supports practitioners working within paediatric haematology by reviewing research and guidelines, encouraging an exchange of knowledge and supporting growth in the profession. 

The Committee meets twice annually.  If you are interested in applying, Please email your cover letter and CVs to Dr John Grainger - (Chair) and Dr Sanjay Tewani

Closing date: Monday, 20 August 2018

External opportunities


Cancer Research UK & National Cancer Institute USA

The Cancer Policy Research Centre (CPRC), Cancer Research UK has teamed up with the National Cancer Institute, USA to run a “sandpit” workshop 28 -31 October 2018 inclusive. The theme for this event will be Implementing Digital Interventions for Cancer Prevention. 

The workshop will:

  • Enable transatlantic networking
  • Formation of new research collaborations
  • Real time peer review on research ideas
  • Immediate funding responses to a value of £40,000

This is a really exciting opportunity that we have for early career researchers so please can you circulate this email through your networks to anyone you think may be interested in this opportunity.

Please note the workshop will be residential, with participants expected to attend all days and will be held in Maryland, USA.  All expenses will be reimbursed for successful applicants.

The research call attached will have more details and please contact for any questions.

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


Royal College of Physicians

The registrar would like to draw your attention to this consultation. He would welcome any comments by Friday 12 October to inform the RCP response.


Draft guideline on quality, nonclinical and clinical aspects of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells

Seeking views on guideline on quality, non-clinical and clinical aspects of medicinal products containing genetically modified cells

Projects, consultations and research


National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD)

NCEPOD is commissioned by HQIP on behalf of NHS England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands to undertake the Medical & Surgical and Child Health Clinical Outcome Review Programmes. 

Topics for these programmes can be suggested by anyone who suspects there is a concern about the quality of care being provided to patients. The open call for topics ensures that all voices are heard, which may include policymakers, patients, health care professionals and funding bodies. The confidential enquiry method used provides a systematic process of multidisciplinary review of all or a sample of defined cases occurring in a defined period of time. Comparisons of care are made against guidelines or best practice where guidelines have not been developed. The review aim is to assess the quality of care provided in each case so as to inform future practice and improvements in care which may make a difference to future outcomes. 

Study proposals to NCEPOD should therefore be in a topic relevant to the current clinical environment and should have the potential to contribute original work to the subject – please suggest topics that are different from recently published NCEPOD reports or add new learning to past reports (details or all published reports can be found at 

Deadline for submissions: 5 October 2018

More information on the NCEPOD website


Public Health England

We are pleased to be running Public Health England’s HIV Innovation Fund 2018-19. The Fund aims to maximise the potential in the voluntary sector to develop effective ways to address HIV prevention in communities at increased risk of the infection. This year proposals will be accepted from voluntary sector organisations to deliver projects of up to 12 months in duration of a cost of between £25,000 and £100,000.

Next steps for applicants:

1. Read the guidance document which explains the Fund and how to apply
2. Register your interest in the Fund with the team at
3. Download the electronic application form
4. Review the terms and conditions for successful applicants
5. Forward questions to

Deadline: Register your interest by 31 August 2018, deadline submission is 4 September

UCL & Nuffield Trust

Models of generalist and specialist care in smaller acute hospitals: an exploratory study

A team of researchers from University College London and the Nuffield Trust are working on an NIHR-funded project to investigate preferences for models of medical staffing in small hospitals.

If you are a hospital doctor working at a hospital that admits patients with acute medical conditions, please access the online survey here:

If you are a patient, carer or a member of the public, you can access the online survey here:

If you are a manager working at a hospital that admits patients with acute medical conditions, you can access the online survey here:

Further details about the study are available here:

Please complete the survey by 7 August.

Health Education England

A call for evidence to inform the Topol Review.

Health Education England is seeking views on the impact of existing technologies, or scenarios of the forecasted impact of emerging technologies, in healthcare.

The call for evidence is open until Wednesday 29 August at 12.00 noon.

Research Excellence Framework (REF)

REF recently published the draft guidance on submissions and panel criteria, which set out the detailed proposed requirements for submissions to REF 2021. REF are calling for responses on key aspects of these publications, via an online consultation. Responses to the consultation are invited from any higher education institutions, association, organisation or individual with an interest in the conduct, quality, funding or use of research. Responses should be submitted online at by 12 noon on 15th October 2018.

Further information regarding the recent publications can be found on the news page of their website.