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.

External opportunities

 

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 audit@rcpath.org.

 

NICE guideline committees - recruitment of non-specialist chairs

Dear NICE stakeholder

The National Guidelines Centre (NGC), on behalf of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is seeking to recruit a number of chairs for guideline committees due to start work in 2019. 

Once each guideline gets underway, the chair will work in collaboration with the staff of the NGC, the Committee’s Topic Adviser and the Guideline Committee over a period of approximately 24 months to develop each guideline on behalf of NICE.

We are looking for skilled and experienced leaders with track records of chairing national or high profile multi-professional committees or working groups at a national level. Chairing a guideline committee requires strong interpersonal and team-working skills, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills. An ability to communicate complex issues to differing audiences is a vital part of this role. Applicants should have a commitment to evidence-based medicine or practice, ideally with experience of guideline development processes.

In 2019 the NGC is expecting to start work on several guideline topics including the following titles (this list is not exhaustive nor is it guaranteed and is subject to change):

  1. Gout
  2. Pernicious anaemia
  3. Hypoadrenalism: acute and long-term management
  4. Barrett's oesophagus: ablative therapy.

Please indicate in your application if you have a preference to chair a particular guideline listed above. Allocation of chairs to specific guidelines will be determined post-appointment.

Please note that chairs may not have any direct interests (financial, non-financial professional or personal) that relate to the areas to be covered by a guideline. For further information, see NICE’s policy on declaring and managing interests for NICE advisory committees and FAQs.

Details on how to apply are on the NICE website. The deadline for applications is Monday 4 February 2019 at 1700. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 9 April 2019.

Queries about chairing one of these guidelines may be directed to me at: amelia.unsworth@rcplondon.ac.uk

Please forward this email to colleagues who may be interested in applying.

Projects, consultations and research

 

Haemochromatosis UK - survey on diagnosis and management of genetic haemochromatosis in the UK

Haemochromatosis UK are interested in learning about current practices with regard to diagnosis and management of genetic haemochromatosis. 

Take survey here 

Royal College of Pathologists - Percy Oliver Memorial Award

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

The award is given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of blood transfusion.

To nominate someone, you will need to send a citation 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 26 May 2019 and details about how to apply can be found on the College website at: https://www.rcpath.org/profession/committees/transfusion-medicine.html

NHS England & NHS Improvement

NHS England and NHS Improvement have published the statutory consultation for the 2019/20 National Tariff.

The publications can be found here: https://improvement.nhs.uk/resources/national-tariff-1920-consultation/.

Responses to the consultation will be via an online survey (https://engage.improvement.nhs.uk/pricing-and-costing/1920-tariff-consultation).

The consultation will run until midnight at the end of 21 February 2019.