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: 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.

 

 

Programme Committee Vacancies

The Programme Committee works with the BSH community to organise the Annual Scientific Meeting, the haematology hub for all healthcare professionals attracting hundreds of delegates each year. 

The Programme Committee is currently recruiting for: 

  • Two trainee members for a three-year term;
  • One nurse representative for a three-year term;
  • A vice chair to shadow the current chair and from April 2021 take over as chair for a two-year term. 

The Committee ordinarily holds two face-to-face meetings per year and, in the run-up to the ASM, regular video conferences will be arranged. 

If you are interested in joining the BSH Programme Committee either as vice chair or committee member, please email educationofficer@b-s-h.org.uk with a one-page document outlining what you would bring to the committee. The deadline for applications is 19 July 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

 

 

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

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 https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/ukoss/current-surveillance/ant

Please do let your local UKOSS rep (ukoss@npeu.ox.ac.uk) and Dr Rachel Farnell (Rachel.Farnell@ouh.nhs.uk) 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; 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.

Consultation on revised Guidelines on Patient Consent for Blood Transfusion deadline 10th July

SaBTO has conducted a thorough review of the consent process for patients in receipt of blood or blood components as part of their treatment and has produced a number of recommendations for patient consent for a number of different treatment scenarios. Before these recommendations are finalised they wish to conduct a consultation which aims to seek the views of key stakeholders on the consent process. Your views will be collated and presented to the committee for consideration when updating the current guidelines.

Your feedback and comments will be very welcome; could you please send them to the SaBTO mailbox - mbSaBTO@dhsc.gov.uk – by 10th July 2020