achievements 2018
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BNMS Achievements 2018
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BNMS Achievements
In 2018 the BNMS has:

Kept members up-to-date on supply problems via the BNMS website and Wavelength newsletter.
Supported our members in applications for Clinical Excellence Awards
Embraced Social Media and have 1,175 and rising followers on Twitter
GDPR laws have come into force, contact has been made to all members and non-members informing them of the importance of the new law
We have appointed a developer for the new BNMS membership management system and website which we are currently working hard at to launch by the end of the year.
Joined the Academy for Healthcare Scientists as an observer member.
Established an excellent new rate for trainee members of the society including online access of NMC which will be launched with the new website.
Created a new RTNG Linkedin Group
We are working on developing a mentoring scheme as a means of supporting peoples’ careers and personal development.
Experienced professionals will be invited to become mentees and a training day will be provided for them.  Members will then be able to apply to the mentorship scheme for assistance in developing specific skills and knowledge to enhance their career and personal growth.  Details will be released in the coming months.
The Professional Standards Committee working with contacts at UKAS and the British Standards Institute to establish the way forward for accreditation in nuclear medicine.

The BNMS has actively responded to statements on leaving EURATOM, issuing press releases and being quoted in the media and the press on the impact of leaving EURATOM on patient services.

Liaising with the department of health, the Health Select Committee enquiry into Brexit, the House of Commons and EURATOM.

  Attended the Medical radioisotope stakeholder meeting (Department of Health)

  The BNMS President made a visit to the Hong Kong Society of Nuclear Medicine

  Advising nuclear medicine departments on nuclear medicine in the risk register

Raised concerns about the issues of access to Lutathera for patients in certain areas of England where there are no ARSAC license holders with a letter to Mr Grahame Morris MP

  Submitted a comprehensive report on the possible effects of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit on nuclear medicine services to the House of Commons.

  BNMS has been quoted in the press here: In the Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Mail on Sunday with multiple interviews for BBC Radio

Representation at the OECD observatory meeting on radioisotope supply

We have published additional books in the PET-CT Pocket Books Series: Clinicians’ Guides to PET/CT in Thyroid Cancer, PET/CT in Colorectal Cancer, PET/CT in Gynecological Cancers, PET/CT in Head and Neck Cancer, PET/CT in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Malignancies, PET/CT in Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, PET/CT in Lung Cancer, PET/CT in Neuroendocrine Tumours, PET/CT in Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer and PET/CT in Radiotherapy Planning

Published the BNMS Clinical Guideline for Lacrimal Scintigraphy and the Clinical Guidelines for the measurement of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) using plasma sampling

Held two successful scientific meetings with excellent feedback from delegates on their content and usefulness.

BNMS 46th Annual Spring Meeting, Birmingham April 2018

  Joint BNMS/INMA Autumn Meeting 2018, Dublin November 2018

  Held a successful BNMS session at the SNMMI annual meeting in Philadelphia.

  Represented the Society at the EANM 2018 meeting in Dusseldorf in order to keep up to date with current developments and to network with Nuclear Medicine colleagues from elsewhere in Europe.

  Represented the Society at the Medical Imaging Convention at the London Excel

  In addition we have supported the following meetings with endorsement, CPD application and/or financial management assistance:

  Midlands Regional Meeting, National Space Centre 12 June 2018

  North Thames Regional Meeting, UCLH 6 September 2018

  Second annual Radiographers & Technologist Nuclear Medicine update, Royal Free Hospital London 14 September 2018

  East Anglia Nuclear Medicine Meeting, Suffolk Food Hall Ipswich 3 October 2018

GFR Masterclass, Royal Free Hospital, London 7 November 2018

Stress Leaders Course, Glasgow Royal Infirmary 26 November 2018

Lung Imaging Biomarkers Course, University College London 10 December 2018


Responded to consultations on IRMER.

Responded to an AHCS consultation on their workforce document highlighting workforce issues.


Contributed to guideline development with NICE, topics include:


Draft guideline on Oesophago-gastric cancer


Thyroid disease


Early and locally advanced breast cancer (update)


Selective internal radiation therapy for unresectable primary intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma IP1081/2


SIRT in the treatment of chemotherapy refractory and intolerant, unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer (adults)

Collected valuable workforce data by launching the fifth wave of the BNMS Workforce Survey.

Surveyed departments on radioiodine treatments of benign thyroid disease

Engaged with an EU wide survey, circulating to UK departments focusing on Mo-99 mandated by the European Commission

Launched a new Award “Lee Jenkins Memorial Prize Poster Prize”, honouring and remembering Lee Jenkins who passed away in 2017.

  Awards were also presented as follows:

  President's Medal, Prof Jamshed Bomanji, University College London Hospital

  BNMS Roll of Honour, Prof Valerie Lewington, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and Prof Wim Oyen, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

  Norman Veall Medal, Mr Roger Staff, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Radiographers, Technologists & Nurses Group Award, Mr Neil Smith, formerly of City Hospital Birmingham

Ros Breen Award, Ellie Knowler, University Hospital of Wales Cardiff

  Prepared for the launch of the BNMS Fellowships in Radionuclide Imaging and Therapy – inviting departments, who have the appropriate infrastructure and trainers in diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine to host trainees.

Launched the BNMS Innovative Team of the Year Award

BNMS representatives’ also sit on the following committees:

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


World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology meetings in Melbourne and Dusseldorf.


BIR Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Committee


Environment Agency Small User liaison Group


EANM Delegates Assembly


RCP Intercollegiate Standing Committee on Nuclear Medicine


IPEM Nuclear Medicine Special Interest Group


Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Specialist Advisory Committee in Nuclear Medicine


NHSE Cancer Diagnosis Clinical Reference Group


JRCPTB Specialist Advisory Committee


Society for Radiological Protection


Royal College of Physicians Expert Advisory Group on Commissioning


European Association of Nuclear Medicine Task Force on New Clinical Trial Regulation Section of Nuclear Medicine of the European Union of Medical Specialists and European Board of Nuclear Medicine


World Federation of Nuclear Medicine and Biology


Health Research Authority Radiation Working Group


National Institute for Health Research Clinical Reference Steering Group


British Thoracic Society Quality Standards Group


National School of Healthcare Science Physical Sciences Themed Board


Formal visits of the President of the BNMS to


Society of Nuclear Medicine, India


Pakistan Society of Nuclear Medicine


South African Society of Nuclear Medicine



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