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Clinical Standards Group

The Clinical Standards Group is a small committee of BCIS members and patient representatives. In addition, the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Audit lead of the Society also contribute to the group. Formal meetings are typically held in January and June, although other business is conducted by e-mail throughout the year. The meetings are Chaired by the group lead who manages its activities and reports to the BCIS Council.

The Clinical Standards Group has a broad remit of activities which include the development and review of BCIS statements on clinical practice. The group co-ordinates and supervises the BCIS peer review programme. In addition, the group provides specialist input to the Royal College of Physicians invited service review when required. The group also communicate with NICE, the MHRA, coroners and other national bodies relevant to clinical standards. This can include the co-ordination of BCIS responses to published guidance and statements from such national bodies. The Clinical Standards Group also takes an interest in workforce issues.

GROUP MEMBERS

Gerald Clesham

CHAIR

Basildon Hospital

Helen Routledge

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

Amanda Hayden

Worcestershire Royal Hospital

John Irving

Ninewells Hospital

Ian Purcell

Abdul Mozid

Leeds General Infirmary

Alan Keys

Patient Representative – CCP UK

Ken Timmis

Patient Representative – CCP UK

EX-OFFICIO

Nick Curzen

President

Southampton University Hospital

Clare Appleby

Honorary Secretary

Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

Douglas Fraser

Treasurer

Peter Ludman

Audit and DMAG Lead

Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham