Dear BSBMTCT member,
Spring is here – at last some sunnier days and lighter evenings. Unfortunately, Covid-19 seems to be lingering on. For the time being, we need to remain careful and BSBMTCT guidelines continue to be updated accordingly The BSBMTCT adult COVID-19 guidelines have been update (27th March 2022) and uploaded onto our website https://bsbmtct.org/bsbmtct-and-covid/.
Sadly, other global developments will also be having an impact on our activities and services. BSBMTCT, NHSE, Anthony Nolan, EBMT and others have been liaising as to how best to provide support in the crisis in the Ukraine, and many UK transplant and haematology centres have shown their willingness to treat refugee patients should the need arise. The EBMT Annual Meeting needed to be rapidly moved from hybrid to fully virtual as the Prague congress centre was required to accommodate refugees, but was as successful as possible given the circumstances.
We have some upcoming meetings:
The 13th Commissioners report preparation is now underway, to be made available in late summer to members that have paid their annual subscription.
National Clinical Impact Awards 2022 are replacing the National Clinical Excellence Awards. The 2022 round opens on Wednesday 27th April 2022. The BSBMTCT is still recognised as a National Nominating Organisation (NNO) and is able to support applicants. Details to apply for support will be circulated soon. More information on the 2022 application process can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clinical-excellence-awards-application-guidance
Our very best wishes – John Snowden, Kim Orchard, Fiona Dignan, Deborah Richardson, Eduardo Olavarria, & Julia Lee