Call for EOI: Clinical Standards Working Group Lead

We would like to invite expressions of interest from enthusiastic and committed BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society. This is your opportunity so please do consider applying.

Clinical Standards Group: Member without Portfolio (x2 posts)

Clinical Standards Group work includes: development and/or review of BCIS guidance and statements on clinical practice, co-ordination of the BCIS peer review programme, communication with NICE, MHRA, and other national bodies relevant to clinical standards. This includes the co-ordination of BCIS responses to published guidance and statements from such national bodies, and specialist input to the Royal College of Physicians. The group lead is Helen Routledge to whom the member would have direct responsibility.

 

Eligibility/Person Specification

Applications are open from the BCIS membership, and it is expected that the applicant will have extensive experience of the clinical practice of interventional cardiology.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate experience of committee work, good organisational & leadership abilities and preferably have previous experience of clinical standards work or governance activities.

The position is for a 3-year term.

 

Application

Application is by self-nomination, with reference to the person specification above. A supporting statement from the candidate, no more than 500 words, which specifically addresses their suitability for the role must accompany self-nomination for the application to be valid.

The closing date Friday 14 June 2024 at 5pm.

If you wish to apply, please do so via the form at the bottom of this page ahead of the deadline as noted above.

If you have any questions relating to these roles, please feel free to contact us for further information (gerald.clesham@nhs.net or h.routledge@nhs.net). If you have any questions about the application process, please email BCIS@millbrookconferences.co.uk.

With kind regards,

Helen Routledge
BCIS Clinical Standards Group Lead

Gerald Clesham
BCIS Honorary Secretary

BCIS Secretariat, Millbrook Medical Conferences Ltd
Unit 8, Midland Court, Central Park, Lutterworth
Leicestershire LE17 4PN

Calls EOI: Clinical Standards Group Working Group 2024 (1)

We would like to request expressions of interest from enthusiastic and committed BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society. This is your opportunity so please do consider applying. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 14 June 2024.

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Calls for EOI: BCIS Structural Cardiac Intervention Working Group

Calls for EOI: BCIS Structural Cardiac Intervention Working Group

17th May 2024

We would like to invite expressions of interest from current BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society by contributing to the work of the Structural Cardiac Intervention Working Group.

Structural Cardiac Intervention Group Committee Member: Member without Portfolio (x2 posts)

Expressions of interest are invited for 2 positions on the BCIS Structural Cardiac Intervention Group which will be available from August 1st 2024 when the current incumbents Suneil Aggarwal and Mike Mullen reach the end of their terms. These posts will be for a 3-year term. If there are more than 2 applicants, candidates will be selected by an appointment committee led by Structural Heart Group Chair Professor Dan Blackman.

These positions are for a 3 year term.

Application is by self-nomination, with reference to the person specification above. A supporting statement from the candidate, no more than 500 words, which specifically addresses their suitability for the role must accompany self-nomination for the application to be valid.

The closing date is Friday 14 June 2024 at 5pm.  If you wish to apply, please do so via the form at the bottom of this page ahead of the deadline as noted above.

For further information, please contact Prof Blackman on daniel.blackman1@nhs.net. For enquiries relating to the application process, please email bcis@millbrookconferences.co.uk

BCIS Secretariat, Millbrook Medical Conferences Ltd
Unit 8, Midland Court, Central Park, Lutterworth
Leicestershire LE17 4PN

Calls EOI: Structural Cardiac Intervention Working Group 2024

We would like to request expressions of interest from enthusiastic and committed BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society. This is your opportunity so please do consider applying. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 14 June 2024.

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CALL FOR EOI: BCIS Training & Education Working GrouP

CALL FOR EOI: BCIS Training & Education Working GrouP

17th May 2024

We would like to invite expressions of interest from current BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society by contributing to the work of the Training and Education Group.

Training and Education Group Committee Member: Member without Portfolio 

The Training and Education Group (TEG) is responsible for coordinating all T&E activities within the Society. These activities include provision of a wide range of educational events for its members, including fellowships, BCIS courses & sessions at ACI. The group is also central to the support of the BCIS interventional fellowship programme.

We are looking for an enthusiastic member who has novel ideas to develop the goals of the TEG and BCIS for the future.

Eligibility/Person Specification

Applications are open to any member of BCIS, and it is expected that the applicant will have some experience of education and training in the field of interventional cardiology.

Candidates should also be able to demonstrate experience of committee work, good organisational and leadership abilities.

The position is for a 3-year term and will commence July 2024.

Application

Application is by self-nomination, with reference to the person specification above. A supporting statement from the candidate, no more than 500 words, which specifically addresses their suitability for the role must accompany self-nomination for the application to be valid.

The closing date is Friday 14 June 2024 at 5pm.  If you wish to apply, please do so via the form at the bottom of this page ahead of the deadline as noted above.

These applications will be scored by a panel consisting of the TEG Chair, currently Dougie Muir, together with other members of BCIS Council. Successful candidates will be chosen based upon the best scores.

If you have any questions relating to these roles, please feel free to contact us for further information (douglasmuir@nhs.net or gerald.clesham@nhs.net). If you have any questions about the application process, please email BCIS@millbrookconferences.co.uk.

With kind regards,

Dougie Muir
Training and Education Group Lead

BCIS Secretariat, Millbrook Medical Conferences Ltd
Unit 8, Midland Court, Central Park, Lutterworth
Leicestershire LE17 4PN

Calls EOI: AHP Working Group 2024

We would like to request expressions of interest from enthusiastic and committed BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society. This is your opportunity so please do consider applying. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 14 June 2024.

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CALL FOR EOI: BCIS AHP Working GRoup

CALL FOR EOI: BCIS AHP Working GRoup

17th May 2024

We would like to invite expressions of interest from BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society by contributing to the work of the AHP Group.

Allied Health Professional Working Group Member Without Portfolio (x1post)

We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and experienced allied health professional to join the Group and play a key role in its various activities including organisation of the BCIS AHP Summer Meeting; ACI – AHP sessions. You can find out more details about the Allied Health Professionals Group on the BCIS website where there is a dedicated AHP area.

The position is for a 3-year term.

Person Specification

Qualifications: Relevant professional qualification for discipline.

Experience: Relevant experience in interventional cardiology practice. As a guide, indicative experience of eight years post qualification with at least five years working within interventional cardiology desirable. Minimum of two years at senior level.

Other: an interest in teaching and education is essential with an expected commitment to take part in sessions during the AHP Summer meeting and ACI. Experience of delivering talks / leading teaching sessions is desirable. Must be an allied health professional and BCIS member.

We are looking for enthusiastic members who have novel ideas to develop the goals of the AHP group and BCIS for the future.

Application

Application is by self-nomination, with reference to the person specification above. A supporting statement from the candidate, no more than 500 words  which specifically addresses their suitability for the role must accompany self-nomination in order for the application to be valid.

Feel free to pass on details to other AHP colleagues who may be interested. If your colleague(s) is not currently a member of BCIS, they would be very welcome to join. Click here for further details. Membership of BCIS is required for the posts.

These applications will be scored by a panel consisting of the AHP Chair, currently Sarah Carson, together with other members of BCIS Council. Successful candidates will be chosen based upon the best scores.

The deadline for applications is Friday 14th June at 5pm.

Informal enquiries are welcome – please contact any member of the Working Group or alternatively, please contact the Group via bcis@millbrookconferences.co.uk.

Best wishes,

Sarah Carson

AHP Working Group Lead

BCIS Secretariat, Millbrook Medical Conferences Ltd
Unit 8, Midland Court, Central Park, Lutterworth
Leicestershire LE17 4PN

Calls EOI: AHP Working Group 2024

We would like to request expressions of interest from enthusiastic and committed BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society. This is your opportunity so please do consider applying. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 14 June 2024.

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Call For Expressions of Interest: Research and Development Working Group Members

Call For Expressions of Interest: Research and Development Working Group Members

17th May 2024

We would like to invite expressions of interest from BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society by contributing to the work of the Research and Development Working Group.

Research and Development Working Group Members:

The Research and Development Group is responsible for coordinating Research and Development activities within the Society. These activities include the BCIS literature review service, development of new research ideas from members and the BCIS Young Investigator Award.

The positions are for a 3-year term.

Upcoming posts:

Lead of the Structural Heart Disease Sub-Group:
Lead of Structural Heart Disease will automatically become co-opted to the Structural Working Group and replace incumbent Dr Patrick Calvert. The remit of the research specialty groups is to stimulate new clinical research and trials in disease areas of unmet need, and to support the development of research ideas from BCIS members.

Lead Literature Review Project:
We are looking for enthusiastic members with special responsibility for literature review project for quarterly literature reviews with the assistance from Dr Natalia Briceno.  Please find a link  here to previous literature reviews.

Research Nurse Representative
Member without Portfolio

Applications are open to all members of BCIS. Candidates should normally have some experience of research, be able to demonstrate experience of committee work and have good organisational abilities.

Application

Application is by self-nomination with a supporting statement from the candidate of no more than 500 words. The closing date is Friday 14th June at 5pm. Applications to be made via the form at the bottom of this page. If you have any queries, please contact Professor Vijay Kunadian (R&D lead) at Vijay.Kunadian@newcastle.ac.uk or Dr Gerald Clesham (Hon Sec) at Gerald.Clesham@nhs.net.

BCIS Secretariat, Millbrook Medical Conferences Ltd
Unit 8, Midland Court, Central Park, Lutterworth
Leicestershire LE17 4PN

Calls EOI: Research and Development Working Group 2024

We would like to request expressions of interest from enthusiastic and committed BCIS members keen to have a role in the continued development of our Society. This is your opportunity so please do consider applying. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 14 June 2024.

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BCIS Statement on Training in Structural Intervention

BCIS Statement on Training in Structural Intervention

9th May 2024

BCIS Statement on Training in Structural Intervention

Trainees are keen to know what is expected of them if they are to become a Consultant in Intervention with a particular interest in Structural Heart Disease. We have created a short document outlining the anticipated path. At this stage there is no formal requirement, mandatory training, nor indeed specific syllabus, however most trainees who are successful in being appointed to Consultant jobs of this type are following this route.

 

Best Wishes,

David Hildick-Smith, BCIS President

Dan Blackman, BCIS Structural Group Lead 

Primary Percutaneous Intervention in England – Consultant Workforce Questionnaire

Primary Percutaneous Intervention in England – Consultant Workforce Questionnaire

10th April 2024

At ACI 2024 BCIS Council discussed the difficulties associated with night-time primary angioplasty. Following on from this conversation, Dr Chris Baker has designed a questionnaire which will should help us clarify the extent of the difficulties being faced. I would be really grateful if all Interventional Consultants and Trainees would fill in the data. It would be extremely helpful to National discussions about delivery and sustainability of primary angioplasty programmes.

You can access the questionnaire here.

Thank you,

David Hildick-Smith, BCIS President 

Reporting Adverse Incidents Related to Transcatheter Aortic Valves 

Reporting Adverse Incidents Related to Transcatheter Aortic Valves 

20th March 2024

Reporting Adverse Incidents Related to Transcatheter Aortic Valves 

We would like to remind all BCIS members of the importance of appropriate reporting of any adverse incidents during TAVI procedures that may be device-related.

The primary reporting route should be through the MHRA Yellow Card scheme, which is now electronic, and accessible through the link https://yellowcard.mhra.gov.uk.

In addition, we are pleased to inform members that through the work of the Structural Device Working Group, new transcatheter aortic valve technologies will be available to NHS centres in England through a limited roll-out scheme. This will allow access to named new valves in up to 10 centres in England, for an initial 12-month period. At the end of this period, the experience with those valves, based on UK TAVI Registry data, will be reviewed by NHS England and the DWG to determine future access. For those valves in this preliminary roll-out phase, which currently include Hydra, JenaValve Trilogy, and Meril Octacor, adverse incidents should additionally be reported directly to NHS England Specialised Service Devices Programme at the following e-mail address: england.ssdp@nhs.net.

Finally, we would like to emphasise the importance of accurate and complete entry to the NICOR UK TAVI Registry.

Kind regards,

Professor Dan Blackman, BCIS Structural Group Lead

Professor Adrian Banning, Structural DWG Chair

Professor Dave Hildick-Smith, BCIS President

Radcliffe Cardiology’s Journal, ICR3, Latest Publication: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and British Heart Rhythm Society Position Statement

Radcliffe Cardiology’s Journal, ICR3, Latest Publication: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion: British Cardiovascular Intervention Society and British Heart Rhythm Society Position Statement

20th March 2024

The latest publication is now available.

Abstract

Percutaneous left atrial appendage occlusion aims to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF, particularly those who are not good candidates for systemic anticoagulation. The procedure has been studied in large international randomised trials and registries and was approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in 2014 and by NHS England in 2018. This position statement summarises the evidence for left atrial appendage occlusion and presents the current indications. The options and consensus on best practice for pre-procedure planning, undertaking a safe and effective implant and appropriate post-procedure management and follow-up are described. Standards regarding procedure volume for implant centres and physicians, the role of multidisciplinary teams and audits are highlighted.