Summer 2019 BHRS Council Elections

This summer the BHRS is recruiting for several vacant positions on council.

If you feel you would like to contribute to the running of your Society, please apply to become a member of Council. This is your opportunity to help shape how BHRS develops whilst gaining excellent experience of becoming involved with influencing national policy and gaining a better understanding of national arrhythmia services.

BHRS is recruiting for four Physiologists, three Nurse representatives and three Doctor representatives on Council. All posts have a tenure of three years and are renewable for a second term after successful re-election. The Constitution does allow for past Council members to apply for these posts.

  • Successfully elected candidates will officially join BHRS Council at the AGM:
    18:00 – 19:00, Tuesday 8th October 2019 (HRC, Birmingham ICC)

  • The first Council meeting will be at 07:30 – 08:30 Wednesday 9th October 2019, venue within Birmingham ICC

  • Council work is fulfilling but you should expect to work additional hours to promote the efforts of BHRS!

We welcome interest from anyone who is a current BHRS Ordinary Member and would like to join Council. Please note that you will need to be proposed and seconded by current members of BHRS.

What Council Work Involves…

Council meets five to six times per year, one of which will be at at HRC in Birmingham where the AGM is also held . The remaining meetings are usually held at the BCS offices in London.

All council members are expected to attend a minimum of two meetings per year.

In addition to the responsibilities of the position, members of Council automatically become Trustees of BHRS, a Registered Charity and must accept the responsibilities associated with that position. It is advised that all nominees acquaint themselves with these responsibilities; a summary entitled ‘The Essential Trustee: What you need to know (Updated 10th July 2015)’, this can be downloaded from the Charity Commission website at the following link:

The Essential Trustee: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

How to Join the BHRS Council

We would encourage you to consider standing. You can download nomination papers for the posts below.

Nominations should be accompanied by a personal statement expressing your vision for BHRS. As Council Members become Trustees of BHRS, applications should be accompanied by a photocopy of the photograph page of your passport plus a recent (three months) utility bill showing your name and home address. This is needed to register with the Charity Commission.

Please note that original papers with handwritten / scanned signatures only will be accepted. We will not accept papers with typescript signatures.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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OUR MEMBERS SAY

British Heart Rhythm Society (BHRS) membership provides up to date information, supports continuing professional development and allows networking opportunities for professionals involved in the provision of high quality arrhythmias care for patients in the UK.

Membership is open to consultants, nurses, physiologists and other allied professionals involved in providing arrhythmia care.

Jason Collinson

BHRS provides a fantastic central resource so we can share ideas and support each other within arrhythmia care

JASON COLLINSON
Angela Hall

The BHRS provides an invaluable section specific to Arrhythmia Nurses where we have access to protocols, guidelines, policies, presentations and training opportunities

ANGELA HALL
Dr Kim Rajappan

Its incredibly invaluable to our field to have access to a multidisciplinary council with the ability to raise concerns and voice opinions

KIM RAJAPPAN