March 2024, Issue 3

Dear BSBMTCT member,

Spring is coming and hopefully warmer weather too. Wishing you all a Happy Easter! And hopefully see some of you at EBMT Glasgow in a few weeks!

Firstly some updates from recent meetings…

The UK Guidelines/Recommendations for Chimerism Testing Meeting held on Tuesday 19th March was a great success with 86 attendees in total! Some great presentations from Dr Najeem Folarin, Dr Hazel Clouston, Dr Justin Loke and Dr Kanchan Rao, and a great polling session at the end chaired by Dr Andrew Clark and Dr Terri McVeigh which was extremely informative and useful for further work in this area. Thank you to everyone that made it possible, next steps will be communicated soon.

The JACIE Quality Forum UK and Ireland had a very successful virtual meeting on the 8th March with a total of 73 attendees. Given the reach of the forum, it was agreed unanimously to shorten the name to the JACIE Quality Forum. Topics discussed included – the forthcoming 9th edition JACIE standards, CAR T Onboarding, Developing the BSBMTCT QM Induction Modules, Anthony Nolan ASPIRE update (AN Connect), Identifying Training Resources for QMs, Financial Impact of Changes to Ideagen Q-Pulse, and a competition to update our logo with the change of name. The committee has also recruited some new members, congratulations and all the best in your new roles.

In the Data Management world for those that are not aware, the BSBMTCT Registry has been working on an E-Learning platform for all Data Management staff, known as the BSBMTCT Induction Module and is led by Senior Data Manager Ruth Paul. The IM is subject to regular updates and new material will be added to the platform throughout the year, including an “Introduction to Allogeneic HSCT” and “Common Stem Cell Transplant Diseases”. In the summer the platform will also be expanding to incorporate additional e-learning material for Quality Managers. Find out more here


We would like to thank everyone that has participated in the Strategic Review Stakeholder interviews but also those who have taken the time to complete the online survey. Every bit of feedback is important to us and we will review the data and communicate the outcomes in due course. The online survey ends close of play on the 22nd March, if you still would like to participate here is the link

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.

The National Clinical Impact Awards are back for the 2024 round, full details regarding guidance, timings and forms can be found on our website:


We would like to remind you of the upcoming events:

Please also visit our website for past Bulletins, information and meetings


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