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NICOR reporting of Data
06 May 2018

Please read this important information about NICOR reporting of data about your/your centre’s CRM activity.

NICOR is about to analyse the data for CRM device procedures in the UK for 2016/7.  Your data may be incorrect, so it is important that your centre validates it before publication.
 

Letter from BHRS Council Regarding GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations)
24 April 2018

 

Letter from BHRS Council Regarding Membership Price Review
29 January 2018

Opportunity for BHRS members - Guide for submission of materials to the BHRS website
22 January 2018

With the imminent changes due the BHRS would like you to consider sharing any personal resources which could be included in the members access only pages including Educational materials, Presentations and Local standard operation policies and guidelines

Our hope is that materials submitted and shared can be used to advance learning and knowledge amongst members.  Shared policies and guidelines will also provide a reference or guidance to those members writing or developing documents for local practice.  We hope materials submitted will promote good clinical and safe practice and high quality patient care.  

In preparation for this opportunity the BHRS have created a brief guide detailing the procedure to follow and the process involved for submitting materials to the website.

IMPORTANT: Membership & Logbook Update
19 January 2018

Subscriptions are due annually in either January or July, therefore please ensure that your standing order is up to date to reflect new prices. From January 2018, all logbooks must be submitted electronically via Dropbox even if registered and started before 2018. (accompanying statement regarding BHRS membership prices)

Medical Device Alert:Pacemakers and CRT-Pacemakers - oversensing of minute ventilation sensor signal leading to risk of syncope and pre-syncope
12 January 2018

Boston Scientific Field Safety Notices 
8 January 2018

Boston Scientific has released two field safety notices reporting technical programming information for specific pacemaker and defibrillator models. One of these has resulted in a medical device alert (MDA) notification.  

Boston Scientifc Field Safety Notice: Pacemakers – Technical programming information on Minute Ventilation Sensor

Boston Scientifc Field Safety Notice: Technical programming information – Left Ventricular (LV) Offset interaction on Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) and defibrillators (CRT-Ds)

BHRS Response: Advice to all departments carrying out Cardiac Rhythm Management implantation and follow-up procedures – a reminder of the importance of reporting to MHRA (updated)


Safe use of MRI in people with cardiac implantable electronic devices
8 November 2017, BMJ

MR scanning in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) was formerly felt to be contraindicated, but an increasing number of patients have an implanted MR conditional device, allowing them to safely undergo MR scanning, provided the manufacturer’s guidance is adhered to.

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