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Vacancies on BTS committees – why not get involved?


The BTS is currently recruiting new members for a number of committees and advisory groups.

They are looking for enthusiastic people who feel they can make a contribution and can serve from December 2015 and commit to 3 years in the role.

Members who wish to be considered for the vacancies should apply using the online election system via the link to each Committee.
The closing date is 5pm on Friday 28 August 2015.

There are trainee positions available on the following committees:

  • Education and Training Committee
    • develops the programme for the Society’s Summer Meeting, reviews and commissions the annual short courses programme; and the Society’s e-learning activities
    • ensures that educational oppportunities are provided for a multi-dsciplinary audience and are linked to the Society’s Guidelines programme
    • liaises with the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board Specialty Advisory Committee (JRCPTB SAC) for Respiratory Medicine to ensure that the training needs contained within the curriculum for training in respiratory medicine are adequately provided for at a national level, and information is provided to regional Training Programme Directors and Specialist Trainees
  • Professional and Organisational Standards Committee
    • provides support for achieving professional standards in relation to individuals. This includes revalidation (relicensing and re-certification) and governance in liaison with the activities of the Royal Colleges
    • sets organisational standards in four main areas:
      • Delivery of the Society’s Clinical Audit programme
      • Delivery of the Society’s Quality Improvement activities (e.g. care bundles)
      • Oversight of the Society’s data collection activities, including Registries, surveys, and other data collection activities and analysis activities
      • Coordinating/facilitating the Society’s work in the area of respiratory coding
  • Standards of Care Committee
    • guideline development
      • involves the development and maintenance of robust systems for the production of the Society’s own Guidelines, from assessing the need for a Guideline to the submission for publication.
      • involves Guidelines on specific diseases, specific procedures and on processes of care, plus advice about key messages for dissemination, associated audit tool(s) and patient information
    • production of Quality Standards, based on BTS Guidelines, which aim to provide clinicians, commissioners, planners and patients with a guide to the standards of care that patients with a particular disease/condition should expect, together with measurable markers of good practice
  • Science and Research Committee
    • The current main function of the Science & Research Committee is to plan the annual BTS Winter Meeting. This is one of the largest single respiratory society meetings in Europe and the highlight of our professional calendar. The meeting promotes dissemination of the very best scientific and therapeutic advances in lung disease and lung health from the UK and worldwide.

And the following SAGs:

  • Critical Care
  • Interventional Procedures

If you want to know more about what is involved in being on a committee or SAG why not talk to a current member, such as Dr Jess Potter, trainee representative on the TB SAG.




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