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2022 is a very special year for the BCS as they celebrate their centenary at the BCS Annual Conference. As well as the usual packed programme of plenaries and specialty sessions, lifelong learning opportunities and practical demonstrations, they’ll be hosting the first of a new series of centenary lectures.

This year’s conference will also have a strong international theme and the BCS have invited fellow cardiac societies to join the celebrations for a ‘Cardiology Around the World’ day on Tuesday 7 June.

Find out more on the BCS website


Do you have excellent organisational and administrative skills? Do you have a keen interest in cardiovascular research and clinical trials? And a strong desire to learn? We’re looking for a Research Group Coordinator to coordinate and provide administrative support for clinical research group activities across a variety of cardiovascular specialities.

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The BHF SENIOR-RITA trial is an ongoing BHF funded clinical trial evaluating a conservative versus invasive strategy in the management of NSTEMI among patients aged 75 years and over. The BHF have awarded a costed extension to achieve a total sample size of 1668 participants (1310 recruited to date).
The trial is looking for enthusiastic new sites across the UK to help recruit the remaining ~350 participants. The trial is currently on the NIHR Managed Recovery Initiative. If you or your hospital are interested, please contact Dr. Vijay Kunadian.
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The BHF CRC offer UK researchers the opportunity to consult with a leading CTU to address questions in, and refine the design of, research projects. Eligible projects must be towards the later stages of development (rather than conceptual) and be of sufficient scale or merit that they will attract the support of one of our established Research Groups. Smaller scale studies or those in early-stage development are not applicable for this initiative and should be directed towards the NIHR Research Design Service. Researchers can choose the CTU they would like to work with from the list of our partnered CTUs.

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The Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards – ACCIA (formerly known as ACCEA) will open its 2022 application round for the newly-named national Clinical Impact Awards (previously the Clinical Excellence Awards) in England and Wales on 27 April 2022. Applications can be completed online at the ACCIA website.

BCS Support

The BCS is able to support a limited number of members in England and Wales (not Scotland and NI). Members who wish BCS to consider supporting their nomination for a national impact award in 2022 are invited to complete the application and citation forms and return them to BCS by 5.00pm on Friday 20 May 2022.

All applications for national impact awards are self-nominated and must be submitted separately on-line to ACCIA using the form provided by ACCIA. Please ensure you read the ACCIA applicants’ guidelines carefully to understand the recent changes made to their application process. Remember that you must be a current BCS Ordinary member to be eligible for BCS support.

Guidance documents and application forms:

Please send the following forms to by the deadline of 5.00pm on Friday 20 May.

  • Completed ACCEA Application Form
  • Completed BCS Citation Form
  • The names and email addresses of two citation writers who have agreed to support your application and are preparing citations


Applications or forms received after 5.00pm Friday 20 May 2022 will not be considered, nor will deadline extension requests.

You must submit your self-nomination ACCIA application form directly to the ACCIA by 5.00pm on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

Visit the ACCIA website for the latest information