All the latest news & updates from the British Heart Rhythm Society
JANUARY 2018 Update
REVISED standards - Implantation and Follow Up of CRM Devices in Adults
NEW standards - Minimal data set for CIED identification cards
Cardiac Physiologist Workforce - STP Survey
Change to Membership Fee
NEW for BHRS Certification - Presentations, Past paper, Logbook Submissions
Boston Scientific Field Safety Notice and MDA notification
LATEST Council Meeting Minutes - 7th December 2017
NEW Changes to the Website - Opportunity for members!
NEW and latest Editorial Articles - Three new articles available
Fellowship Opportunities - Are you looking for a Fellowship?
NEW Contact information
The BHRS have revised the standards document for CRM Devices previously released in April 2017. The New document contains two new paragraphs providing recommendations that CRM device implanting centres have agreements and arrangements in place that allow their patient’s access to MRI scanning. See paragraphs 5.2.i. (page 4) and 6.2.g. (page 7) for details.
standards document titled ‘Minimal data set for plastic CIED identification cards’
Cardiac Physiology Workforce STP Survey
Do you or have you had involvement with the Scientist Training Programme (STP)?
The National School of Healthcare Science are reviewing the design and structure of the Scientist Training Programme. Have your say on its future development. Please follow the link and complete the survey. Closing date 4
Change to Membership Fees
Many of you will have read the recent notification that the BHRS have changed the membership fee structure.
We have received a number of queries and concerns about the recent change. This statement seeks to clarify the reasoning behind the move
- NEW link to past HRC presentations for exam prep (Click here)
Please not the submission email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Boston Scientific Field Safety Notices
Many of you will be aware that 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.
Field Safety Notice - Technical programming information
Left ventricular (LV) offset interaction on cardiac resynchronisation therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) and defibrillators (CRT-Ds)
Minute Ventilation Sensor
Medical Device Alert (MDA) Notification
Pacemakers and CRT-P - oversensing of minute ventilation sensor signal leading to risk of syncope and pre-syncope
Latest Council Meeting Minutes
Latest Council Meeting Minutes from 7
See what your Council discuss and debate on your behalf. We welcome any comments about the minutes and action points which we can then take back to Council.
BHRS Website Changes
Over the next few months we will be updating the BHRS website. Plans include;
Layout and format changes to improve the user’s experience
Members only pages requiring a login which will unlock specific content
New features, educational content and an updated resource page
We are also looking at including a member’s forum for open discussions however this is not yet confirmed
Opportunity for BHRS members!
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;
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. See the link below.
Guidance on submitting materials to the BHRS website
NEW and Latest Editorial Articles
Non invasive ablation of VT (21/01/2018)
Risk Stratification in Asymptomatic Brugada Patients (16/01/2018)
Unexplained syncope and bundle branch block: an electroencephalogram diagnosis (16/01/2018)
Acquired QT prolongation and Torsades de Pointes: a review and case report (27/11/2017)
Get involved today to share knowledge and learning!
Are you looking for a Fellowship?
For physicians in training check out the latest fellowship opportunities displayed on the BHRS website