Prof Claire Hopkins has written a letter to the CCG in Bristol highlighting the economics and cost-effectiveness of FESS in treating CRS, asking the group to reconsider their proposal to restrict such surgery in their area. This letter is available in a generic form for others to download and forward to their own CCG if they are facing similar resrtictions. It can be downloaded by clicking on the image to the left.
A BRS research pump-priming grant of up to £3000 is available now. Closing date for applications is 30th May. Click on the image for more informationa and an application form.
This year's annual BRS meeting will be combined with the ERS London 18 congress which, of course, we are hosting. There will still be an AGM meeting which is expected to be held on the Wednesday and we would encourage you to come along to this. Please refer to the programme during the event for the exact time and meeting place.
A big thankyou to everyone who made it across to Jersey for what was a very well attended and successful meeting, hosted by Russell Cathcart, For the meeting report, click the image.
International and national events run by societies and institutes affilliated with the BRS.
The BRS will again be actively involved with BACO when it is held in Manchester in 2018, with sessions allocated for BRS to run both independently and co-operatively with other subspecialties. There will be a BRS-selected keynote speakers, instructional sessions and a rhinology clinical skills station. Put the dates in your diary now.
The next Annual Meeting of the British Rhinological Society will be held at the Science Centre in Glasgow on 17th May 2019 hosted by Nick Calder and Alasdair Robertson.
More details are available here.
All members of the BRS are automatically members of the European Rhinologic Society through association. As well as being a member of a Europe-wide society, this will qualify youfor a 10% discount on all ERS-affilliated meetings and courses.
The society is in a position to be able to offer funding towards a fellowship each year to one of its members.
Medtronic have generously put up funds of £2000 for a member of the BRS to attend the American Rhinological Society in Septmeber.
Stryker have kindly offered £2000 to fund a consultant BRS member to attend a centre of excellence in order to learn a new technique.
The BRS can offer a pump-priming grant of up to £3000 towards a member's research project.