The ANS Spring Scientific Meeting 2022 – Sunderland
It is with regret that due to emergence of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus and rapid rise in cases, that the difficult decision has been made to cancel the proposed Spring 2022 Scientific meeting in Sunderland.
We understand this will be disappointing, and the decision hasn’t been taken lightly. With the continued rise in cases, it was felt prudent to give our members as much notice as possible.
Alternative plans for CPD are being explored and will be communicated at the earliest opportunity.
Message from Kelly St Pier:
I am delighted and extremely proud to announce that, through innovation and cutting-edge technology, Young Epilepsy is revolutionising the diagnostic experience for children with epilepsy.
Today we are launching our new diagnostic suite at the Neville Childhood Epilepsy Centre here on campus.
This wonderful new facility includes the world’s first wearable brain scanning system designed specifically for children called OPM-MEG.
Working with our research and design partners, our Health and Research teams at Young Epilepsy have built the first wearable MEG system of its kind which, along with a family room and sensory garden, has the potential to transform the diagnostic experience for children and their families.
Initially, Young Epilepsy will be the only clinical setting where this new OPM-MEG diagnostic service will be available. However, once clinical trials are complete and the system is fully tested, we will have pioneered the use of this technology in children and young people with complex needs, ready for it to be adopted across the UK and the world.
We plan to commence clinical evaluation this autumn shortly after the room is fully functioning. This will determine the technical and clinical protocols for the use of this technology in children, young people and adults. These protocols will be developed with children and young people with complex needs from the start rather than adapted for them at a later stage.
To find out more please visit www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/meg
Kelly St. Pier
Clinical Scientist (Neurophysiology)
Upcoming Webinars for Members
Dates for your diaries.
These will be held as a Zoom meeting. Log in details will be sent via email… please ensure we have your current email address.
Previous webinars are available to our membership through this website. Once you are logged in please visit the Membership > Resources and Member Benefits > Presentations.
Thank you to all our volunteer speakers and Stuart for arranging these talks.
Please note the start times may vary for these presentations.
Would you like to present a Zoom Webinar? If so, please contact Stuart Lodwick.
Equality and Diversity
Reflections of an STP Alumni and member of the Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) Student Trainee Network.
If anyone needs to speak to an ANS representative with respect to E&D please get in touch with either Shajia or Danielle.
Science Council launches Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0 – The Science Council
The aim of the Framework is to support professional bodies to: Track performance and progress on D&I against four levels of good practice, where level one is the starting point and level four the highest level of good practice.
Did you know we are producing videos in order to help keep you up to date? Once you are logged in to this website head over to the Membership > Resources and Member Benefits > Presentations page to view the list of videos and passwords.
Update on the ANS Standalone Exams
We are now in a position to offer Standalone EEG exams. These will be undertaken using a virtual platform set up by the host department.
If you are currently awaiting an EEG exam, or are planning one in the near future, please contact me to discuss the new arrangements and set a date.
Please be aware we do now have a backlog, but will endeavour to undertake exams as soon as we can.
Any queries please feel free to contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Log in to watch the latest WBA update video in the Resources and Member benefits section of the website.
Recognising the vital role of healthcare scientists, clinical physiologists and technologists
The RCP has today published a statement outlining the vital, and often under-appreciated, role of healthcare scientists, clinical physiologists and technologists in delivering excellent patient care.
It points to the key contributions this workforce has made in tackling the first COVID-19 wave, and will continue to make as we face the likelihood of a second COVID-19 wave on top of normal winter pressures.
Getting It Right First Time in the NHS
Is your department aware of the ‘new’ drive for NHS improvement? More details will appear on the IQIPS page of this site. In the meantime, please visit the NHS improvement website.
Applications for CSci Registrations Open
ANS are pleased to announce that registrations are open for The Science Council’s application process. Visit the Careers page for guidance notes and application forms.
Map of Departments in the UK and Ireland
We rely on our members to ensure this map is kept up to date. If you are aware of incorrect information in your patch (even if it isn’t the hospital or trust where you work), please contact Ally Tate so the map can be updated/corrected.