February 2024, Issue 2

Dear BSBMTCT member,

Hope everyone is well and enjoying the extra day in February! We have been busy at the BSBMTCT, here is our latest news..

The board is working with our Charity Consultant and Anthony Nolan to undertake a strategic review to identify opportunities, risks as well as to appraise BSBMTCTs functions, resources and services. Part of this process involves engaging in a range of stakeholders. We are already in the process of arranging interviews with executive board members as well as those from partner organisations that we work closely with. We also wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to our entire membership as ask for your assistance with this important piece of work. There are some tough questions for us, however we feel it’s important to be transparent about this process and we welcome all feedback. The online survey can be anonymous. The survey can be found here: https://bsbmtct.org/bsbmtct-strategic-review-survey-2024/ We are asking any feedback to be submitted by Friday 22nd March. If you would like to arrange an interview instead of completing the form then please contact Registry Head, Julia.Lee@kcl.ac.uk

A reminder that the registry team have recently announced that they will extend the deadline for the BSBMTCT Executive Summary/Commissioner’s Report data submissions from 5pm Friday April to close of play Friday 3rd May 2024. This also means that the report and subsequent centre reports will not be available until October 2024 for paid members. We hope this extension will help centres who have inherited a backlog due to the recent launch of the new EBMT registry.

The Chair of the JACIE Sub-Committee, Dr Charles Crawley has organised a UK JACIE Inspector Training Course on the 21st June in Cambridge. More details can be found here: https://bsbmtct.org/events/uk-jacie-inspector-training-course/

The National Clinical Impact Awards are back for the 2024 round, full details regarding guidance, timings and forms can be found on our website:  https://bsbmtct.org/ncia-sub-committee/

We would like to remind you all to send us a copy of your Informed Consent Forms (ICFs) if you are not adopting the EBMT ICF form. Rob Wosley; Chair of JACIE UK & Ireland Quality Managers’ Forum has been collating them on behalf of the BSBMTCT. Please send your forms to either rob.wosley@nhs.net or Julia.lee@kcl.ac.uk if you haven’t done so already.

Leukaemia UK is delighted to launch a brand-new funding scheme in 2024, intended specifically for innovative, patient-focussed applied research and aimed at UK-based healthcare professionals. Applications will open in early March 2024 and close on 3rd May 2024. To find out more about the Patient Care Pioneer Award visit: https://www.leukaemiauk.org.uk/research-and-advocacy/research-funding-opportunities/patient-care-pioneer-award/

We would like to remind you of the upcoming events:

 Our Very Best Wishes, Eduardo Olavarria, John Snowden, Deborah Richardson, Fiona Dignan, Harpreet Kaur & Julia Lee