"BSH supports trainees with educational resources and excellent guidelines and I wanted to contribute to that. "

Amany I. Mohamed, Communications Committee 

"Since becoming a member of the BSH Haem-onc taskforce I have really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in discussions around new guideline proposals as well as reviewing new or updated guidelines before they are published.  It is a friendly, approachable group with a broad range of interests across haemato-oncology - I really enjoy sharing ideas and learning from others in the meetings which take place every 3 months. "

Matthew Wilson, Haemato–Oncology Task Force

BSH current committee vacancies

Transfusion Task Force vacancies - Deadline: 29 February 2024

The Transfusion Task Force (BSH Guidelines) requires two new members.

The appointments will be for three years in the first instance.

Applications are requested from consultant haematologists or consultant clinical scientists and nurses involved in the field of blood transfusion.

The applicants need to be a member of the Society and work in a UK healthcare setting such as a hospital or blood establishment. These replacement roles will require experience working in a hospital setting.

The Task Force meets four times a year via Teams/Zoom.

The work of the Task Force involves 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.

Please send your CV and a cover letter to our Guidelines Programme Manager, Rita Gupta, by 29 February 2024.

Volunteers wanted to support BSH Global SIG Zambia project - Deadline 29 February

Volunteers wanted to support the BSH Global SIG Zambia project.

BSH is looking for two members who are keen educators with experience in working with those in LMIC settings. You will need to be available to travel to Zambia as part of a group of 6 volunteers for 7-10 days in August. You will help deliver a programme of lectures, laboratory, and clinical teaching. Virtual meetings with screening labs also take place at other times of the year to discuss technical issues, and complex reporting and to review IEF traces.

We are looking for one paediatric haematologist with experience in sickle cell care and screening and one volunteer with experience in inherited bleeding disorders and general haemostasis.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]


Why volunteer with us?

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

Employers can also benefit from their staff volunteering for BSH and learning new skills that can be transferred to the workplace. This letter which can be printed out and given to employers outlines the benefits of employer-supported volunteering.

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.

BSH Image Library

Images for the BSH Image Library needed

We would like to expand the BSH image library on the BSH website so that it becomes a ‘go to’ resource for both teaching and training for haematologists at all levels. We are looking for good quality typical images of a variety of diagnoses. This might be a blood film +/- bone marrow aspirate/trephine but also could include characteristic features in flow plots or cytogenetic/FISH images.

To start with we would value images of representative cases of acute myeloid leukaemia which demonstrate characteristic morphological features described in their subtypes. A very short description (<100 words) of the case would be valued.  

We need good quality images so please refer to the guide on the website as to image size.

As this is an educational website, all images and their vignettes should be able to demonstrate educational value or highlight a learning point. We are keen to reduce esoteric images that have limited educational value.

Submit your image.