BJCA Newswire –  16th June 2023

Notice regarding TAVI post

We have seen the post this week on social media regarding an ANP performing a TAVI as first operator. We share the concerns about this and have posted this statement on our Twitter account.

We have been in communication with the BCS and BCIS who will be releasing statements shortly. Please get in touch with us if you would like to discuss this particular situation or any other training concerns.

Flexible and LTFT Working in Cardiology Resource

A BJCA/BCS working group of LTFT trainees and consultants have produced a new document, which was presented at this months BCS conference. Available here: It is a comprehensive guide for Cardiologists who plan to or currently work LTFT.  It covers the eligibility and application process across the four nations, with guidance for trainees, consultants, trainers, supervisors, assessors and rota coordinators.

We hope you find this to be a useful. For further information email BJCA LTFT rep Will Jenner

Recruitment for Trainees Reps for the BCS Programme Committee

The BCS is seeking 2 trainee reps for its Programme Committee.

Details of the Committee can be seen in the accompanying role descriptor (link above).

Trainee representatives are normally appointed on to a BCS Committee for a period of 3 years with a lead in time to this 3-year period allowing for an overlap with the current trainee reps to support transition and continuity. The lead in period will start shortly after appointment (beginning of July) and the three year term will officially commence on Monday 27th November 2023 and will run until 26th November 2026. Minimum attendance requirements for members (including trainee reps) is 75%.

A bi-annual meeting is held with the BCS Leadership and all trainee reps to enable a joined up approach and discuss any matters arising.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in the inner workings of the Society at an early stage and help influence and shape our activities in support of our broader strategic aims.

For futher information on how to apply, please click here.

British Society of Echocardiography workforce report 2023

The BSE has today published an independent report, authored by Professor Alison Leary (Chair of Healthcare & Workforce Modelling at London South Bank University), addressing the key issues in the echo workforce as described by the echocardiographers themselves. Importantly, this report makes practical recommendations which can be relatively easily implemented to address the ongoing capacity issues which are concerning us all. It prioritises retention which is essential to us building a sustainable workforce for the short, medium and long term. You will find the report here.

Icentia UK Webinar – Tuesday 27th June 2023, 5pm

Icentia UK are pleased to share that they have secured a date for their next educational webinar with Dr Qureshi, planned for Tuesday 27th June 5pm BST.  Dr Qureshi has lots of examples to show our next audience, and we’d like to invite you to join us if you can.

Click here to register.

Once registered, you will receive a calendar invitation to the Teams call.  This will be recorded and may be shared amongst the wider Cardiology community. Please feel free to share with other healthcare professionals involved in prescribing, referring, or interpreting Ambulatory ECG monitors.

To view previous recorded webinar as a refresher on ambultory ECG interpretation, click here.

Medicamentum Hands on Transthoracic Echo Course 

A two-day echo course on the weekend of the 5th and 6th August at UCL in London. Prior to this, delegates will have access to 8 hours of pre-recorded lectures delivered by award winning consultants/BSE faculty. There will be two full days of hands-on echo scanning with experienced physiologists, senior registrars and consultants who are BSE accredited. All food and refreshments will be provided. Limited places.

Further details can be found at 3 Free places will be allocated at random or full refunds if already signed up to ST4 BJCA members.

Cardiology Fellowships

The BJCA are often provided details of fellowships (both clinical and research) to advertise. We have developed a system for uploading and displaying fellowships (and consultant posts) on the BJCA website:

Current fellowships/jobs the BJCA is aware of can be found here:
To post details of a fellowship/job for the website, go here:

Please circulate to any members of your departments who have fellowship opportunities to advertise.

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