BTS/SIGN Asthma Guideline - call for Guideline Group members

SIGN/BTS are currently updating SIGN guideline 153: British guideline on the management of asthma.  The latest edition of the guideline appeared in September 2016, and the next edition will be published in 2019. BTS and SIGN are now seeking members to join the Guideline Development Group.

Guideline Development Group members would be expected to attend up to 5 full day meetings over the course of the 2018/19 period plus the SIGN methodology training days.  There will also be required reading and email communication plus teleconference participation.  All reasonable travel expenses incurred as part of guideline group activities will be reimbursed according to SIGN/BTS policy.
Previous guideline group experience is not required, but an interest in critical appraisal and the development of clinical guidelines is desirable.

Further information including a detailed role description is available here.

Applications are invited from: 

Respiratory Specialty Trainees/Early Career Consultants  - adult (4) and paediatric (3) respiratory medicine

Applications are invited from respiratory medicine specialty trainees or consultants at an early stage of their career with a particular interest in asthma (this is likely to suit those at ST4-ST6 or those within 5 years of CCT).  We welcome applications from those working in both adult and paediatric respiratory medicine.         

Early Career Primary Care physicians (3)

Applications are invited from those at an early stage in their careers as primary care physicians, especially those with a keen interest in the care of patients with asthma.

Respiratory nurses (2)

Applications are invited from both respiratory nurse consultants/nurse specialists, and from practice nurses with a special interest in asthma.

Respiratory Physiotherapist (1)

Applications are invited from respiratory physiotherapists with experience/expertise in asthma management.

Pharmacist (1)

Applications are invited from pharmacists with a respiratory interest.

Consultant in emergency medicine (1)

Applications are invited from consultant emergency medicine physicians with an interest in acute asthma.

All applications should be made through the online application system offered via the BTS website. 

If you are a BTS member or have used the BTS website in the past (for abstract submission or short course booking), please use your existing login details.  If you have not used the BTS website, you will need to register.  You do not need to be a BTS member to apply to join the guideline group.

You will be asked to provide a short statement outlining why you wish to join the Guideline Development Group and what expertise you would bring, as well as uploading a short CV (no more than 2 A4 sides).  You will also need to confirm that are able to attend the required training days and meetings during the 2018/19 period.

The deadline for applications is:  20 October 2017

Successful applicants will be notified in early November.

If you have any queries please contact:  sally.welham@brit-thoracic.org.uk