NICE Guideline - Chronic Heart Failure: Management of chronic heart failure in adults in primary and secondary care (update)
Further to our letter of 3 January 2017, we would like to update you on the decision made regarding the review of the existing guidance on TA267; Ivabradine for the treatment of chronic heart failure.
Calling all Consultant Cardiologists!
23 February 2018
Dr Shareen Jaijee is carrying out a Masters in Medical Leadership with Birkbeck University and the Royal College of Physicians studying gender differences in perceptions and barriers at work, such as organisational support, work-life balance, professional satisfaction, career progression and attitudes to part time work. Large scale studies examining these key aspects of work have been carried out in the US, but not within the UK and there is a significant data gap. Please have your say – the survey will take only 15-20 minutes of your time and will provide valuable insight in to the professional life of the UK Cardiologist. Click here
Letter from BHRS Council Regarding Membership Price Review
29 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)
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.
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.