Editorial from BMJ re Euratom

Why we must stay in the European Atomic Energy Community - 

read more on this article published in the British Medical Journal

PRESS RELEASE - British Nuclear Medicine Society statement on leaving Euratom

Press Statement on Euratom and supply of medical isotopes following Brexit from the British Nuclear Medicine Society, supported by the Royal College of Radiologists and Royal College of Physicians

On Wednesday 12 July there was a parliamentary debate on the implications for the UK on withdrawing from the Euratom Treaty. Since 1957 the Euratom framework has enshrined the regulation and safeguards for the transportation and use of radioactive materials and governs UK international nuclear cooperation agreements with European and third party countries, including Canada, Japan and the USA. Withdrawing from Euratom will affect the arrangements for the supply and use of radioactive isotopes to industry, power generation, academia and medicine.

President Elect on The Today Programme

Our President Elect, Dr John Buscombe was interviewed on the Today Programme on BBC Radio 4.

To listen to his interview select the link below

The interview is 2 hours and 45 into the programme.

A Level student presented at BNMS 2017

rsz portia smith

Submitted by sixth form student Portia Smith

Apparently, I’m the youngest person ever to present at a BNMS conference. I’m in my first year of sixth form college, and have just presented a poster at the Spring Meeting, 2017. Thanks to the nuclear medicine department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, led by Dr Sabina Dizdarevic, I had the opportunity to raise awareness for Tc-99m-MIBI accumulation in axillary apocrine sweat glands. In this region, high sudation levels can mimic lymphadenopathy in patients with parathyroid adenoma and malignancy, potentially prompting unnecessary intervention or surgery.


Dr Sabina Dizdarevic and Portia Smith and her poster 'Don't forget sweat gland MIBI accumulation' at BNMS2017.

Invitation to tender for the provision of PET-CT Services

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.

Please select the below link for more details

Contracts Finder

Closing date 15 September 2017

Transporting Radioactive Material

latest from ONR Transport

On the non-nuclear transport front, inspections, stakeholder engagement and policy work in support of BEIS as BSSD implementation draws closer have all been matters occupying the Transport Inspection and Enforcement Team recently. Here are the headlines from the last few months.

NEW President Elect

We would like to congratulate Dr John Buscombe for being elected as President-Elect of the BNMS following the Annual General Meeting held at 17.00 on Sunday 21st May at ICC, Birmingham.

John will be President-Elect for one year, followed by two years as President and another year as Immediate Past-President, for a total term of four years.

In this respect, we would like to say a big thank you to Dr Alp Notghi, who has now finished his term as Immediate Past President.

Review of BNMS2017

The 45th Annual Spring Meeting of the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) took place on 20th - 22nd May 2017. The event was hosted at the International Convention Centre (ICC), Birmingham, for the 2nd year in a row with over 450 delegates attending over the 3 days.

The meeting provided a knowledge update for all those involved in Nuclear Medicine including clinicians, clinical scientists, radiopharmacists, radiographers, technologists and nurses, with a specific focus on UK practice. The large and impressive exhibition hall at the ICC provided a good environment for networking and interfacing with colleagues from industry with 28 exhibitors in attendance this year. There were over 60 invited speakers, with Professor Irene Virgolini, of the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria, delivering this year’s annual lecture on ‘Radionuclide Theranostics in Prostate Cancer’.

The next scheduled BNMS meeting is the Autumn Meeting on 15th September 2017, in Liverpool.

By Manil Subesinghe