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Nuclear medicine - Hybrid Imaging: An inter-collegiate statement from the RCP and Royal College of Radiologists

An announcement from the RCP and the RCR regarding the wording of their guidance on this topic can be found on the Royal College of Physicians' website here

The BNMS are responding to the RCR on this issue.

SUN welcomes partnership with the British Nuclear Medicine Society

The SIRT UK Network (SUN) has welcomed the British Nuclear Medicine Society (BNMS) as an official partner.

SIRT UK network is an independent web-based network run by clinicians and scientists (clinical oncology, interventional radiology, imaging, nuclear medicine and surgery) who have come together to share best practice, clinical experiences, patient information and to organise SIRT masterclasses and workshops. 

This network has an academic focus, and is independent of commissioning and service considerations. The SUN website has a secure members' only discussion forum to allow clinicians to hold private and secure exchanges of views on all aspects of the SIRT procedure and patient outcomes.

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 http://www.sirt.org.uk/index.htm

New BNMS Student Membership Category

Student Membership- FREE on confirmation of Student status 

The BNMS are pleased a announce a new membership category exclusively for full time Students. 

Click here to view the benefits you can enjoy as a student member.

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This subscription is available to full-time non-salaried undergraduate students who do not qualify for Associate Membership, enrolled on a recognised University Course. BNMS Student Members can enjoy FREE registration to our Annual Scientific Spring Meeting, enter for the Student Prize, receive BNMS newsletters and access exclusive membership content on the website. 

Student members cannot continue as Student Members once they become eligible for Associate or full Membership (and enter paid employment)

Those who are engaged in a taught post graduate course or who are research students, supported only by a grant, are regarded as post graduate students and should apply for trainee membership. Those who are engaged in a taught post graduate course or in a research degree whilst in paid employment as trainee or associate clinical scientists, even though periods of post graduate study may be full time, are not eligible for Student Membership and, if already Student Members, must apply for upgrading to Trainee or Associate Membership.

BEFORE YOU APPLY...

Before applying please ensure you can provide two BNMS members to support your application AND an email or letter on headed paper of your Hospital/University confirming your student status as above.

If you need help with your application or sponsors email us at members@bnms.org.uk

AM I ELIGIBLE?

If you are not studying nuclear medicine or have any BNMS members to sponsor your application, we would request a supporting statement expressing your interest in membership of the BNMS and your affiliation with nuclear medicine.

We can forward your statement along with your application to the membership committee to make the approval process easier.

Should you have any questions, please contact us at members@bnms.org.uk

 APPLY FOR STUDENT MEMBERSHIP NOW 

 

Customer communication regarding Mallinckrodt's sales of its CMDS business

Please view letter pdfhere from Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals to all its Nuclear Medicine customers regarding the sell-off of its Contrast Media & Delivery Solutions business.

BNMS CEO Sue Hatchard celebrates her retirement

On 23rd April at the Annual Awards dinner of the BNMS at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton, Mrs Sue Hatchard received silver photo frames along with other gifts from Officers, Council and other committee members and many friends on the occasion of her retirement as CEO of the BNMS for over 27 years.

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World's First Hand Held Gamma Camera

Cancer patients could live longer thanks to pioneering technology being trialed at Nottingham's hospitals.

Patients at the Queen's Medical Centre are assisting with the first trials of a "revolutionary" portable imaging device which medics say will improve surgical treatments, reduce mortality and make removing tumours easier.

Alan Perkins Gamma Camera Ray Scanner

The mobile gamma ray camera is the first of its kind in the world and is expected to improve the identification and removal of tumours and lymph nodes, allowing imaging procedures to take place at the patient's bedside, in operating theatres and intensive care units.

The technology also allows surgeons to find and map tumours and nodes with greater accuracy during surgery.

Listen to Radio Nottingham Interview with Professor Alan Perkins:

Read more: http://www.nottinghampost.com/Pioneering-work-pays-help-cancer-patients/story-26753066-detail/story.html

Scottish Healthcare Science National Delivery Plan

The Healthcare Science National Delivery Plan was launched on last month and will enable us to focus on delivering key improvement programmes:
 
These improvement programmes, to be delivered during 2015–2020 are summarised below, with the National Delivery Plan accessible at  http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/05/8743
 
  • Streamlining health technology management;
  • Effective point-of-care testing;
  • Demand Optimisation;
  • Developing sustainable services; and
  • A new integrated model for clinical physiology services.
 

An STFC Strategy for Cancer - Playing our part

The publication “An STFC Strategy for Cancer – Playing our part” was released in March of this year by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

You can access the electronic version from: http://www.stfc.ac.uk/files/stfc-cancer-strategy/

 

 

STFC Futures Health and Cancer Care   -   Futures Programme