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New Trainee Membership Category

A new membership category for trainees will be launched in January 2019 when the new BNMS website is launched.

Open to trainees including STPS and those enrolled on a PhD or MD or PG course involving radioisotopes, who are normally resident in the UK or Ireland. Applicants should be enrolled in a recognised higher professional (ST3 and above) training scheme and possess a training number or be a research fellow. Support for membership will be required from a consultant member of the Society along with your national training number and evidence from your supervisor of your status and the end of your training date. On the completion of training you will be upgraded to consultant membership. It is not necessary to complete a new application form or obtain new sponsorship but you must inform the BNMS of your appointment.

By becoming a trainee member of the BNMS for only £54 a year, trainees gain full membership benefits including access to all materials in the BNMS members’ area and online access to NMC and a specially reduced registration fee for the BNMS Annual Spring Meeting.

Membership Benefits

  • Attendance of the Society's two annual Scientific Meetings and other events at the discounted trainee members' rates - Attendance at the BNMS Spring Meeting costs only £60 for the whole meeting.
  • Delegate discounts at Joint Meetings with educational bodies such as the British Institute of Radiology and the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Access to presentations and posters from all of our meetings online.
  • Membership fees fully tax deductible
  • Free online access to the entire back catalogue of the official BNMS journal Nuclear Medicine Communications from March 1980.
  • Access to our comprehensive nuclear medicine departmental database
  • Apply for fellowships and awards
  • Monthly E-Newsletter and BNMS Event Alerts and Updates that are tailored to your field
  • Post your CV at a discounted rate via BNMS jobs to increase your viewings by top recruiters in Nuclear Medicine

For continuity of benefits, we process membership subscriptions monthly. You would be able to enjoy all the aforementioned at a great price of £4.50 per calendar month! Email us at membership@bnms.org.uk to complete a direct debit form and receive your benefits immediately.

BNMS Innovative Team of the Year Award

This BNMS new award for 2019 is to celebrate teams that are developing innovative and creative ways of improving the services they deliver.  
The aim of this award is to encourage innovation leading to improvement in procedures, practices and service levels.   
It is hoped that ideas put forward by the competing teams can be adopted by other departments for improving service.   Select the image to view the flyer

BNMS Innovative Team of the Year Award v4

Entries

Entries are welcomed from teams/departments across the UK of two or more people from any craft group who have applied an innovative project or processes in their department. 
Entries should be made online via the form on the BNMS website www.bnms.org.uk
 
The top 3 scoring entries will be invited to create a short video featuring their team and their innovative project.
 
The finalists’ videos will be published on the BNMS website and will be shown at the Spring meeting where both members and delegates will be invited to vote for their favourite team/entry.

At the Spring meeting delegates will be invited to view the videos and vote for their favourite team.  
The winners will be announced at the Presidents reception and will be awarded a plaque.

2019 Timings

Submissions are now open.  Apply here

Find the rules and instructions here

The deadline for submissions is 3rd January 2019 at 5pm 
The President’s Reception will be held on Monday 1st April 2019 in Oxford at 6pm at the King’s Centre Oxford. 

BNMS Social Media

The purpose of BNMS social media accounts is to increase awareness of the BNMS and the specialty of nuclear medicine, enhancing the Society’s image and advancing its objectives through communications.  Primarily communications for initiatives and developments or news in nuclear medicine practice, marketing educational meetings, encouraging BNMS membership applications and traffic to the BNMS website.

The following representatives contribute to social media channels on behalf of BNMS:

David Little, Royal United Hospital Bath,

Luisa Roldao Pereira, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Charlotte Weston, BNMS Staff

Le Thoai, BNMS Staff

Caroline Oxley, BNMS Staff

 

BNMS social media principles apply to professional use of social media on behalf of BNMS as well as personal use of social media when referencing BNMS.

BNMS Social Media Policy

RTNG Poster Prize winner

P17: Myocardial suppression in FDG PET/CT in infective endocarditis: A single site experience in patient preparation

Sara Soares, Nick Gulliver, Andrew Cheetham, Manuela Vadrucci, Nicola Mulholland and Gill Vivian
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

BNMS President, Dr John Buscombe visited Sara Soares to present the certificate

kCH presentation prize

2nd Issue of the internationally acclaimed ePatient magazine, Vol1Num2

The magazine is fully dedicated to educate non-nuclear medicine professionals about diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures and to promote the safe use of nuclear medicine for the betterment of the populations' health across the globe.

Click here to view the issue

Dr John Buscombe becomes President

John Buscombe President

Dr John Buscombe from Addenbrooke's Hospital Cambridge takes over as President from Prof Sobhan Vinjamuri (President from 2016 to 2018) at the closing ceremony of the BNMS Annual Spring Meeting in Birmingham on Monday 16th April 2018.

HRA Radiation Assurance Phase 1 opens on Monday 16th April

Following a period of process development and successful reviewer recruitment, the HRA have opened Phase 1 of Radiation Assurance to all oncology studies taking place in the NHS.

Information and guidance on Radiation Assurance can be found on their website.

 

Call for membership of BNMS working party

The BNMS is seeking members to form a working party in molecular radiotherapy (MRT). The field is expanding rapidly with the introduction of new radiotherapeutics and legislation.

The group will be expected to address a number of issues including, but not limited to:

Drafting of a position statement in response to the new Basic Safety Standards (Euratom 2013/59)

Investigation of models of service delivery to ensure equality of access to innovative treatments

Promotion of research and development, including support for clinical trials

Engagement with similar bodies, including CTRad, iDUG, IPEM, UKRG.

If you would like to express an interest in this working group, or have any questions, please contact the BNMS at:office@bnms.org.uk