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The Royal College of Physicians has 2 Vacancies that members might be interested in:
Closing date: 4.00pm on Friday 3 May 2019.
2. Research & Academic Medicine committees: Two senior research-active clinicians - click here to view the commitee roles on the RCP website.
Closing date: Friday 3 May 2019.
Applications are invited for two Senior Clinical Fellow posts in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation for twelve months, from 02 September 2019 to 04 September 2020 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
These posts are geared towards furthering a career in Hepatology. It is available to applicants who are within Gastroenterology/Hepatology training and wishing to seek an out of programme training/research period or to those who are seeking additional experience in tertiary Hepatology and Liver Transplantation following completion of training. The post could be extended subject to satisfactory progress particularly if pursuing out of programme research.
A breadth of subspecialist learning opportunities are available, depending on the applicants preference, which include tertiary level Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, Research or Management. For example in NASH, alcoholic hepatitis, HCC and PBC, we can offer involvement in translational research projects, in collaboration with research partners on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, as well as involvement in Clinical Trials.
The successful candidates would both contribute to the Hepatology on call rota (1 in 8) and one of the posts will contribute no more than 4 weeks per six months to the general medical take rota.
These posts are not accredited as part of a speciality training programme but could be used for purposes as stated above.
Applicants must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading, writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013).
Informal enquiries about this post should be addressed to Bill Griffiths (Specialty lead for Hepatology) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr Victoria Snowdon (Consultant Hepatologist) at email@example.com .
Deadline - end of April 2019.
BASL has set up a number of Special Interest Groups (SIGs), which are linked to the NIHR’s Clinical Research Network (CRN) topic areas.
The End of Life SIG has been active for one year, with an initial lead appointed by the BASL Committee. BASL is now seeking nominations for an elected Lead for this SIG.
• All nominees should be members of the End of Life SIG, as a BASL member or as an associate member of BASL through being a member of the SIG
• Each nominee should have a proposer and seconder, who should also be BASL members or associate members through the End of Life SIG
• The initial Lead can stand for election once
• Should a contested election be held, BASL / End of Life SIG members may vote in this
• The elected Lead will serve for two years, when there will be a further election.
Please send nominations to the BASL Secretariat at Samantha@basl.org.uk by 17:00 on 22nd March 2019
If more than one candidate is nominated, the Secretariat will arrange for an election, in which all BASL / End of Life SIG members may vote
Should an election be required, candidates will need to submit a personal statement of up to 300 words
The successful candidate will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting
Any queries should be addressed to Samantha@basl.org.uk.
The role of the SIG Lead
A SIG is expected to meet at least once a year. The BASL secretariat provides administrative support for SIGs, which includes creating and maintaining SIG member databases, arranging meetings and associated materials, and arranging publicity.
The role of the SIG Lead includes:
• Chairing SIG meetings and co-ordinating actions to be pursued
• Helping to co-ordinate bids for funding for trials and other research, and linking with the NIHR and other funders
• Ensuring the SIG is recognised and supported within the Metabolic CRN topic area
• Reporting on SIG activities to BASL, in particular via liaison with BASL’s Research Subcommittee.
Hepatology Nurse Specialist vacancy (Band 6) within the Hepatology Team at the R, D and E In Exeter. This is a permanent , fulltime post.
This will be an exciting opportunity to join an established , motivated team .
Please see the link below and share around your areas.
Deadline 22 February 23:59
The UK Obstetric Surveillance System (UKOSS) is collecting data during pregnancy for women with Cirrhosis who become pregnant. This is an attempt to gather data on both numbers and outcomes of women with Pregnancy and Chronic Liver Disease in the UK.
The data collected so far can be viewed on the map here > Download UKOSS map.pdf
The lead investigators are Professor Cath Williamson and Professor Michael Heneghan.
The ask from Hepatologists & BASL Membership is to let patients know who are pregnant to ask their local Obstetric service to include them in the data collection for the UKOSS Study. They are keen for liver centres that have still not reported any cases to be involved.
The Surveillance Period end on 31st May 2019.
Thank you for your help.
The 2019 ACCEA (Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards) round opens on Thursday 7th February 2019 and closes at 17:00 on Thursday 4th April 2019.
DEADLINE for applying for BASL support is 09:00 THURSDAY 7th MARCH 2019.
BASL will need to have completed the process of selecting those applicants who will receive our support well before the ACCEA deadline date.
If you wish to be considered for a national award in the 2019 round and you would like to seek BASL support, please complete and submit a copy of your ACCEA Application Form to BASL, along with any other supplementary CVQs; e.g. Research & Innovation (Form D), Teaching & Training (Form E), Medical Leadership & Managing a High Quality Service (Form F)
Applications should be sent to the BASL Secretariat to Judy Hawksworth at firstname.lastname@example.org .
When submitting your application to BASL, please provide the name of an individual who has agreed to write your supporting citation. Please note: we will need to request a citation for every applicant even if the member is not successful in gaining BASL support, in order to meet the tight deadlines imposed by the ACCEA.
ACCEA regard the citations provided by BASL as important: they give added value to the process. The citation helps clarify information in the application and can put an individual's contribution into the wider context."
As in previous years BASL are able to support colleagues directly by nomination for national Gold, Silver and Bronze awards. As a specialist society, BASL cannot make nominations for Platinum awards; this must be done through the applicant’s University/Research Body and Universities UK. BASL can however provide a citation to support an application for a Platinum award.
How to apply for BASL support:
1. Send a copy of your completed ACCEA Application Form and other supplementary CVQs to the BASL Secretariat to email@example.com by 09:00 on THURSDAY 7th March 2019. You must be a BASL member to request their support.
BASL also requires a short piece on your work with BASL and why you feel you should be supported by them.
Please understand that in fairness to all applicants, late submissions will not be considered.
All applications are completed through the ACCEA on line system. The link to apply and downloadable copies of the application form and CVQ’s can be found on the ACCEA website and are intended to help those who wish to work on their application offline before completing them on the online system.
Full application guidance can be found on the ACCEA website, including the use of the Supplementary Forms;
2. When submitting your application to BASL, we ask that you provide the name and email address of an individual who has agreed to write your supporting citation upon sending your application. Please note: we will need to request a citation for every applicant even if the member is not successful in gaining BASL support, in order to meet the tight deadlines imposed by the ACCEA.
3. Applications are scored independently by members of the BASL Committee.
4. If you are successful of BASL support then BASL will upload your citation to your application on the ACCEA website. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have completed your on line application to the ACCEA as per their instructions and regulations.
5. BASL will upload their supporting citations separately to their ranked lists. Individual scores are not submitted to the national panel but a ranked order for each award category is stated.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
A series of free eLearning courses is now available online, based on the EACCME-accredited meeting ‘Clinics and Science in Hepatology’*, led by Course Directors Geoffrey Dusheiko and Maria Buti.
The courses are aimed at practising hepatologists, gastroenterologists and infectious disease specialists. Topics include:
- Combating hepatitis C to reach elimination by 2030
- Current management of HBV – focus on practical patient care
- Current optimal management strategies for HBV
- Management of HCV – current considerations
Visit https://connect2cme.learnupon.com to start a course and get your certificate.
Look out for more courses available online soon!
*EACCME accreditation for eLearning courses has been applied for. Decision pending.
NB: BASL have had no input into the eLearning course modules.
Are you ready for a challenge? Do you want to help shape the future of liver nursing? Then the BLNA needs you now….
Following the merger of the BASLNF and the BLNF, to form the British Liver Nurses' Association (BLNA), there has been an interim committee in place with committee members from both organisations. Over the next couple of years, this interim committee will be replaced with members nominated and elected by the BLNA membership.
Four of the BLNA Committee Posts will come up for election in April 2019 and as such, BLNA are now seeking expressions of interest for the following posts:
- Two X 2 year tenure vacancies
- Two X 3 year tenure vacancies
This is an exciting opportunity for liver nurses to get involved with our friendly committee and share their skills and experience. You will gain experience working collaboratively and strategically at a national level to ensure that the needs of people with or at risk of liver disease and liver nurses are represented at the highest levels in the UK.
Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BLNA member to propose them and a second BLNA member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing. It would be helpful if candidates can advise if they prefer to stand for a 2 year or a 3 year tenure.
Please send your nominations to Judy Hawksworth at the BASL Secretariat at email@example.com by the deadline of 17:00 on Monday 11th February 2019. Following this time, candidate statements will be sought and voting will take place if necessary.
If more than four candidates are nominated, the BASL Secretariat will arrange for an election of all BLNA members. Four candidates will be elected by a simple majority of those members voting.
A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be required from the candidates should an election need to take place.
The newly elected committee members will be announced at the BLNA meeting in Birmingham on 22nd March 2019 and will take over in post from April 2019. It would be preferable if those candidates that are sucessful could attend the BLNA meeting on 22nd March.
Are you ready you ready to lead a professional group of liver nurses on the next leg of their exciting journey?
Following the merger of the BASLNF & BLNF to form the BLNA, the co-chair positions are coming to the end of tenure and the BLNA are now seeking nominations/expressions of interest for the post of Chair of the British Liver Nurses’ Association.
The BLNA is a professional group with the BASL family and is a professional nursing organisation aiming to develop knowledge and understanding of liver disease, in order to improve the quality of patient care, through:
• the advancement of good clinical practice in the care of individuals with, or at risk of liver disease;
• the promotion and dissemination of patient-focussed research;
• the provision of educational support and educational opportunities in the field of hepatology;
• the promotion of a collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to caring for people with liver disease.
BLNA aims to offer support for all nurses who care for all people with or at risk of developing liver disease. Nurse members of BASL currently include nurses working within gastroenterology wards and liver units, the community, research, paediatrics and transplant, but with one common goal - to improve care for those with and at risk of liver disease.
The BLNA Chair is elected by the BLNA membership to serve for a period of up to three years and may be re-elected once.
The BLNA Chair sits on the BASL Committee and shall be registered with Companies House in the UK as a Director of BASL and registered with the Charities Commission as a Trustee.
Candidates wishing to be considered for election will require one BASL or BLNA member to propose them and a second member to confirm their suitability for the role in writing.
Please send your nominations to Judy Hawksworth at the BASL Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org by 17:00 on Monday 11th February 2019. Following this time, candidate statements will be sought and voting will take place if necessary.
If more than one candidate is nominated, the BASL Secretariat will arrange for an election of all BLNA members. He/she will be elected by simple majority of those members voting.
A personal statement, containing no more than approx. 300 words, will be required from the candidate should an election need to take place.
The newly elected post holder will be announced at the BLNA meeting in Birmingham on 22 March 2019, which they should endeavour to attend; will start in post in April, and take over the full role at the BASL Annual Meeting in September. The new Chair will be supported by the outgoing co-Chair with a handover period.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com .
Two grants of up to £40,000 each are available for research studies on any topic within the spectrum of paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.
These awards are envisaged as development grants for the collection of pilot or proof-of-concept data that will enable a high-quality competitive application to be made subsequently to a research council or other large funder, such as the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR).
The grant call is open to clinician and scientist investigators, including Academic Clinical Lecturers, based at a UK university or hospital. The principal applicant must have a contract of sufficient length to cover the duration of the research project. At the time of applying the principal applicant must have their salary guaranteed for the entire period of the research project. This award is not for a fellowship; the principal applicant must not be a fellow though co-applicants may be. Funding will be available only in the UK. Only the direct costs associated with the project will be funded. Overhead allocation or other indirect costs, and salary of applicants which are already covered by other funding, will not be allowed. Equipment or capital costs will not be funded either. The maximum duration of the projects should be 24 months.
For further information and to apply: https://gutscharity.org.uk/research/grants-and-awards/guts-uk-bspghan-grants/
Deadline: 5pm 2nd April 2019. The awards will be announced in early June.
If you have any queries about these awards please contact: Alice Kington, Finance and Research Manager at Guts UK . Telephone: 020 7563 9994. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .