BTS Quality Standards for Outpatient PE - Call for Co-Chairs and Members

The Standards of Care Committee (SOCC) has commissioned a new Quality Standard for the initial outpatient management of pulmonary embolism following on from the recently published BTS Guideline on the same topic

BTS Quality Standards are based on BTS Guidelines and they are a key part of the range of supporting materials that the Society produces to assist in the implementation of Guideline recommendations.  A Quality Standard is a set of specific, concise statements that act as markers of high quality, cost-effective patient care across a pathway or clinical areas, covering treatment or prevention. They are also derived from the best available evidence and are produced collaboratively with the NHS along with their partners and service users.

We are pleased to invite applications from individuals for the following roles:

Co-chair (we anticipate appointing 2 co-chairs)
Respiratory consultant physicians
Respiratory specialty trainees
Respiratory nurses

The successful applicants for the co-chair role will lead the Quality Standards Group with support from BTS Head Office and the SOCC. Applicants for the above roles should, in each case, be BTS members with proven experience/expertise in the area of the Quality Standard.

Applicants for the co-chair positions should submit a statement outlining their reasons for wishing to chair the Quality Standard Group and what skills and expertise they would bring. A short CV should also be enclosed (2 pages max).

Applicants for the role of co-chair will be invited to participate in a short telephone interview.

Applicants for the membership roles noted above should also submit a statement outlining the reasons, skills and expertise they would bring to the Quality Standard Group together with a short CV.

The Society will seek representation from other stakeholder groups (eg acute medicine, emergency medicine) for the final QS group.

Deadline: 5pm Mon 24 September 2018

Read further details about the role of co-chairs and members of the Quality Standards group. The production manual for BTS Quality Standards is available for your information.

All applications should be submitted via the online BTS system