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BNMS Achievements 2016

To all our BNMS Members,

We want to thank you so much for your support.

YOUR membership has allowed us to achieve so much this year

In 2016 the BNMS has:

  *   Helped collect valuable workforce data for our members to use by launching the third wave of the BNMS Workforce Survey. This now includes Radiopharmacy departments.

  *   Supported delegates from developing countries to attend the International Conference on Integrated Medical Imaging in Cardiovascular Diseases organised by the IAEA. We did this, along with other national societies, by nominating and supporting the attendance of speakers to help save them money.  

  *   Held two successful scientific meetings with excellent feedback from delegates on their content and usefulness, and the highest delegate numbers since 2008.

  *   Celebrated 50 years of the BNMS at the Annual Meeting in Birmingham.

  *   Launched the second wave of the UK&I DaTSCAN Audit to help support effective reporting of these studies

  *   Actively engaged with enerator suppliers in order to provide continual information about the shortages in supply of medical radioisotopes

  *   Introduced a student membership category to engage with full time students.

  *   Supported regional nuclear medicine meetings through promotion and CPD application, including the North Thames Regional Meeting, the South Thames Regional Meeting and the 99m Tc DPD Scintigraphy Workshop

  *   Launched a donations scheme. The money raised will help us support the science of Nuclear Medicine and raise the profile of nuclear medicine research and development.

  *   Attended Royal College of Physicians Medical Careers Day in London and Glasgow to promote Nuclear Medicine as a career option and to represent the Speciality.

  *   Represented the Society at the EANM 2016 meeting in Barcelona in order to keep up to date with current developments and to network with Nuclear Medicine colleagues from elsewhere in Europe.

  *   Helped to maintain standards in Nuclear Medicine – we successfully performed organisational audit of a nuclear medicine department.

  *   Supported our members in applications for Clinical Excellence Awards

  *   Embraced Social Media and have 470 and rising followers on Twitter

  *   Membership numbers are up by 3 – 4%


  *   Joint BNMS/BIR 5th Annual SPECT/CT Symposium in London, February 2016

  *   BNMS 50th Anniversary Meeting, Birmingham April 2016

  *   BNMS Autumn Meeting 2016, Bath September 2016

BNMS has represented its members

  *   Science and Technology Committee inquiry on Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for Science and Research.

  *   Contributing to guideline development with NICE, topics include: Quality Standard for Skin Cancer, Call for Evidence on Diagnostic Services Consultation, NICE MTA Re-scope response relating to Support for Removal of Lanreotide Consultation on draft Guideline on: Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

  *   Consultation on Draft revised MSC PTP BSc (Hons) Curricula

  *   Developing the 2017/18 to 2018/19 National Tariff

  *   Challenged and assisted in the redevelopment of the RCR Hybrid Imaging Statement

  *   Developed guidelines on Scientific Support for Nuclear Medicine.

The Clinical Practitioners’ Group became the BNMS Radiographers, Technologists and Nurses Group - this name more accurately embraces the diverse workforce that make up our numbers and will, hopefully, be recognised by Radiographers, Technologists & Nurses alike as representative of them.

Significant work on coding with National Casemix Office at the Health & Social Care Information Centre, developing new HRGs. Working with a small group to review and revise all the national coding/costing for nuclear medicine in the UK. This has resulted in new HRG’s being created which more closely reflect the work involved in the studies and should therefore hopefully be reimbursed more accurately than previously.

International and National Representation

High-Level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR)

The BNMS, Represented by Prof Alan Perkins continues to work with the High-Level Group on the Security of Supply of Medical Radioisotopes (HLG-MR) through the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, now on its fourth wave.

BNMS representatives’ also sit on the following committees:

BIR Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Committee - BMS CCSC Radiology Sub-Committee - College of Radiographers Nuclear Medicine Advisory Group - Health and Social Care Information Centre - Environment Agency Small User liaison Group - EANM Delegates Assembly - EANM Drug Development Committee - Intercollegiate Standing Committee on Nuclear Medicine  - IPEM Nuclear Medicine Special Interest Group - Royal College of Radiologists Radionuclide Sub-Committee – Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Specialist Advisory Committee in Nuclear Medicine - Society for Radiological Protection – Section of Nuclear Medicine of the European Union of Medical Specialists and European Board of Nuclear Medicine - World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology - RCP Working group on Specialty Revalidation - Health Research Authority Radiation Working Group - Molecular radiotherapy subgroup of the radiotherapy CRG-NHSE Cancer Diagnosis Clinical Reference Group-Royal College of Physicians Expert Advisory Group on Commissioning-European Association of Nuclear Medicine Task Force on New Clinical Trial Regulation-European Commission Working group for Radiation Protection EU directive BSS-UK/India Network on Safety of Radiological Sources-National Institute for Health Research Clinical Reference Steering Group-British Thoracic Society Quality Standards Group-National School of Healthcare Science Physical Sciences Themed Board

The New Scientific and Education Committee

The British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) established the combined Scientific Committee and Education Committee in 2016

  *   The mandate of the Scientific and Education Committee is to develop an education and scientific programme, nominate invited speakers and the chairs of sessions.

  *   The remit of this committee is to provide resources and encourage the provision of education and training to support Continuing Professional Development/Continuous Medical Education and work towards revalidation. The Education Committee is Multidisciplinary, consisting of Nuclear Medicine Physicians, Clinical Practioners, Physicists, Nurses and Radiopharmacists.

  *   The co-Chairs of the BNMS Scientific and Education Committee are Dr Sabina Dizdarevic and Dr Stewart Redman.

Without the support of our members and dedicated volunteers we wouldn't have been able to accomplish all that we have.

Thank you once again for all your support, dedication and enthusiasm for maintaining the voice and profile of nuclear medicine in the UK and abroad.

BNMS Vision

POSTERIOR LUNG PERFUSION The British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) is the only independent forum devoted to all aspects of Nuclear Medicine.

Established in 1966 as the Nuclear Medicine Society, its membership includes the clinicians dealing with the medical speciality, clinical scientists, radiopharmacists, other scientists, nuclear medicine technologists and nurses.

BNMS- What have we accomplished in 2014?

BNMS Volunteer members, Officers and members of Council have represented the UK nuclear medicine community in a variety of significant projects and consultations through 2014. They have worked to improve standards of patient care through audits and surveys; supported the UK nuclear medicine workforce by developing training and standards and at the same time ensuring a safe working environment. The BNMS continues to work with national and international organisations to maintain the voice and profile of nuclear medicine.

Much of this work happens behind the scenes and is not always obvious to the membership. To try and correct this we have prepared an outline of some of the different activities the BNMS have been involved in during 2014:


BNMS Membership Benefits

The BNMS offer great value for money with competitive membership fees bursting with benefits.

Full membership includes more than you may think ...


Membership Benefits Snap


  • Save up to £70 on registration fees for our BNMS Meetings
  • Delegate discounts at Joint Meetings with educational bodies such as the British Institute of Radiology and the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Monthly issue of our official journal "Nuclear Medicine Communications"
  • Access to download the Nuclear Medicine Communications Journal app for iPad, tablets and smartphones


  • Access to exclusive membership content (full presentation slides at our Annual Meetings, articles and involvements) on the BNMS website

  • Communicate and network with fellow nuclear medicine professionals through our online members area
  • Access to our comprehensive nuclear medicine departmental database
  • Apply for fellowships and awards
  • Opportunities to shape the future of nuclear medicine by applying for vacancies on the BNMS Council and Professional Standards Committee working with other special interest groups and interested bodies such as NICE
  • Monthly E-Newsletter and BNMS Event Alerts and Updates that are tailored to your field
  • Post your CV at a discounted rate via BNMSjobs to increase your viewings by top recruiters in Nuclear Medicine


Why the BNMS?

The world of nuclear medicine is changing and so are we. We are taking all the steps to continue to raise the profile of nuclear medicine and promote the clinical benefits of our specialty.

BNMS is much more than simply a group of professionals. The Society gives you the invaluable opportunity to network with other nuclear medicine professionals whose life's work is the same as yours. Through this network, you'll find the support you need to achieve outstanding patient care.


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For continuity of benefits, we process membership subscriptions monthly. You would be able to enjoy all the aforementioned at a great price of £9 per calendar month! Email us at membership@bnms.org.uk to complete a direct debit form and receive your benefits immediately.

If you would like to take advantage of our membership, apply today HERE or contact us for further information at membership@bnms.org.uk


Past Presidents of the BNMS

1968/69 Dr C J Hayter (Leeds)
1969/70 Prof E M McGirr (Glasgow)
1970/71 Dr T M D Gimlette (Liverpool)
1971/72 Prof E S Williams (London)
1972/74 Prof V R McCready (Sutton)
1974/76 Prof E Rhys Davies (Bristol)
1976/78 Dr D Croft (London)
1978/80 Prof M M Maisey (London)
1980/82 Dr R F Jewkes (London)
1982/84 Prof K E Britton (London)
1984/86 Dr L K Harding (Birmingham)
1986/88 Prof P S Robinson (Surrey)
1988/90 Dr A J Coakley (Canterbury)/td>
1990/92 Prof J H McKillop (Glasgow)
1992/94 Dr Susan E M Clarke (London)
1994/96 Dr D H Keeling (Plymouth)
1996/98 Dr H W Gray (Glasgow)
1998/00 Dr T O Nunan (London)
2000/02 Prof P J Robinson (Leeds)
2002/04 Dr MC Prescott (Manchester)
2004/06 Dr AJ Hilson (London)
2006/08 Dr JW Frank (London)
2008/10 Dr G Vivian (Cornwall)
2010/12 Prof A C Perkins (Nottingham)
2012/14 Dr B J Neilly (Glasgow)
2014/16 Dr Alp Notghi (Birmingham)

Honorary Members of the BNMS

The BNMS currently has 35 Honorary Members

Professor D Ackery

  Southampton General Hospital
Professor K Boddy   Newcastle General Hospital
Professor K Britton   St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
Dr Sue Clarke 2011 King's College London
Dr Anthony Coakley   Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Dr A Constable   Institute of Urology, London University
Dr D.N. Croft   Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
Prof E R Davies, CBE  

University of Bristol

Professor R Ekins   University College London Medical School
Dr John Frank   Charing Cross Hospital, London
Dr T Gimlette   Royal Liverpool Hospital
Dr B Goddard   Southampton General Hospital
Dr Harry Gray   Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr F.M. Hall   Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Dr Keith Harding  

City Hospital, Birmingham

Mrs Sue Hatchard 2013


Dr Andrew Hilson   Royal Free Hospital, London
Dr Peter Jarritt 2015 Addenbrooke's Hospital
Dr R Jewkes   Charing Cross Hospital, London
Dr D.H. Keeling   Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
Dr Paul Kemp 2015 Southampton General Hospital
Professor J Lavender   Hammersmith Hospital
Professor M Maisey   Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
Professor J Mallard   University of Aberdeen
Dr Ralph McCready 2009 Royal Marsden Hospital
Dr Jim McKillop 2011 Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Dr T Nunan    Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London
Dr Mary Prescott 2016 Manchester Royal Infirmary
Dr P S Robinson   Kent & Canterbury Hospital
Professor PJA Robinson   St James' Hospital, Leeds
Dr David Silvester   Hammersmith Hospital
Professor J Strong   Edinburgh
Mrs A Taylor   BNMS Secretary
Prof Tito Testa   Manchester Royal infirmary
Dr P Tothill   Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Dr N Trott   Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton
Mr P Turner   Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital
Dr Gill Vivian 2015 King's College Hospital, London
Professor E S. Williams          Middlesex Hospital
Dr E Wraight   Addenbrookes Hospital London