BSH Committees, SIGs and lead volunteers organogram.

 


"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 Haemato-Oncology Task Force, 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's 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 three months."

Matthew Wilson, Haemato–Oncology Task Force


Current BSH committee vacancies

Lymphoma Special Interest Group - four vacancies - deadline 31 May

The British Society for Haematology (BSH) Lymphoma Special Interest Group (SIG) have a primary focus on education and therefore hold educational events regarding both clinical aspects of Lymphoma and basic scientific and translational science.

The committee holds one educational meeting each autumn throughout the UK, a lymphoma SIG session at the BSH annual scientific meeting, usually in April every year and two business meetings per year.

There are 12 committee members, made up of elected representatives and co-opted members representing specialists with an interest in Lymphoma and members in training.

The committee is currently looking to appoint two new committee members and two trainees to join them. If the above sounds of interest, we would love to hear from you. The initial appointment is for three years, which can be renewed for a fewer three years.

If you are interested in joining the committee, please apply here stating which role you are applying for, your interest, skills and experience that you could bring to the committee.

The deadline for all applications will be 31 May 2024 at 5pm.

General Haematology Task Force (BSH Guidelines) - three vacancies - deadline: 28 June 2024

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

Applications are requested from consultant haematologists or consultant clinical scientists involved in the field of General Haematology.

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: [email protected], by 28 June 2024.

Haemotasis and Thrombosis Task Force (BSH Guidelines) vacancy - deadline: 28 June 2024

The Haemostasis and Thrombosis Task Force (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 the field of Haemostasis and Thrombosis.

The applicant needs to be a member of the Society and work in a UK healthcare setting such as a hospital or blood establishment. This replacement role 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.

Essential Criteria

  1. Consultant Haematologist with a special interest in Haemostasis and Thrombosis. 
  1. Track record of contributing to the writing of guidelines or setting of standards at a local, national or international level.
  1. Member of BSH.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Evidence of research output in haemostasis or thrombosis.
  1. Evidence of presentations at UK scientific meetings.

Being part of this group offers an excellent opportunity to help advance a career.

Please send your CV and a cover letter to: [email protected], by 28 June 2024.

Education Committee Vacancies - Four vacancies: Extended Deadline Friday 28 June 2024

The Education Committee develops and delivers resources and events, including:

  • Webinars and training days for consultants, trainees, scientists and medical students (with plans to expand offerings for other groups, including nurses and physician associates)
  • Educational resources for the BSH website.

We are currently looking for four new members to join the Committee from September 2024:

  • One consultant member
  • One healthcare scientist (RCPath Part 2 Qualified)
  • Two nurse representatives

This is an opportunity to support and contribute to events and resources that are highly valued by BSH members. The committee is also a friendly space in which new ideas are welcomed.

All applicants must be BSH members and will be expected to assist in organising or leading at least one BSH educational event in addition to editing/writing educational material on the BSH website.

The initial appointment is for a three-year term, renewable for a further three years by re-application.

The Education Committee meets six times per year:

  • Virtual meetings are usually held in January, May and September
  • Hybrid meetings are usually held in March, June and November

Committee members are expected to attend at least 50% of meetings per year and to actively contribute to the work of the committee. Time commitment can vary but committee members are expected to complete some work outside of committee meetings and events.

For more information about these roles please email Angela Rausch at [email protected].

Apply to join the Education Committee

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 staff volunteering for BSH and learning new skills they can transfer to the workplace. This letter, which you can print out and give to employers, outlines the benefits of employer-supported volunteering.

A summary of committee and SIG activities (February 2024).

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

We also advertise vacancies in the monthly member bulletin; members can elect to receive this on 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.