Expression of Interest for Chair of RINTAG


The role of Chair of the Research, Innovation and Novel Technologies Advisory Group.

Closing date for expressions of interest is Sunday 23rd February.

As you know, the post is currently held by Gabriel Oniscu who will reach the end of his tenure in June 2020. He has made major contributions to the improvement of the ODT Research approvals pathway and the development of an allocation scheme for research organs. I would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his exemplary service.

We are now looking to reappoint the Chair of this Advisory Group and are seeking nominations from interested parties. Applicants should be clinicians of Consultant status (or equivalent), be active in the field of transplantation in the UK and have the support of their peers. The appointment will be for an initial period of three years with the possibility of a second and final term of two years.

Applications should be less than two pages, include a brief CV and outline of work proposed for the next three years and be submitted to Heather Crocombe at by Sunday 23 February. Interviews dates are scheduled for 24/25 March at the West End Donor Centre in London.

Before submitting your application please note the following:

1) NHSBT do not pay excellence awards (National or Local) as part of PA payment for Advisory Group Chair Roles
2) If successful in your application, the Advisory Group Chair Role must form part your job plan with your Trust/ Hospital Board.


Contact Ambreen Iqbal if you wish to discuss the position in more detail




2019-nCov and Transplantation


We are aware of concerns amongst both patients and professional groups regarding the implications of the novel corona virus for transplantation.

In brief: organ donation should NOT be considered from individuals with proven or possible 2019-nCoV infection, nor from individuals who have returned from China in the last 21 days.


Further information can be obtained from The Transplantation Society using the link below.



The 10th Edition of the Master Class in Liver Disease Series.



Transcending Barriers in Living Donor Liver Transplantation

ITC Grand Chola, Chennai, India.
28th, 29th February and 1st March 2020.

This meeting is being organized jointly in association with the Liver Transplant Society of India (LTSI), the pan-Indian organisation for liver transplant professionals.

MCLD’s 10th Edition aims to discuss and debate a wide range of challenges in current Living Donor Liver Transplantation practice including ‘too-sick to transplant’ recipients, controversial indications, marginal live liver donors, and challenging postoperative situations.


For further information, and to register, please visit the website below.



The BTS Winter 2019 Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Winter 2019 Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events.



Funding of up to £2,500 for healthcare sector women available



Women & Leadership International is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across the UK’s healthcare sector.

The campaign is providing women with grants of up to £2,500 to enable participation in one of three leadership development programs: Leading Edge (for junior and aspiring leaders and managers), Executive Ready (for mid-level leaders and managers) and the Advanced Leadership Program (for senior and executive level women).

Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to 31st January 2020:


Transplant Natters – The BTS Nursing Newsletter November 2019 Issue

Transplant Natters – The British Transplantation Society Nursing Newsletter February Issue is here including the latest news, events and more.


Transplant Natters
November 2019 Issue


Renal Transplant Anaesthesia Meeting



Wednesday 27 November 2019

Organiser: Drs Marc Wittenberg and Peter Berry, Royal Free Hospital
Location: Events @ No 6, 6 Alie St, London, E1 8QT



UK Organ Donation and Transplantation – The next NHS Strategy



Have you received your invitation to an NHS Organ Donation and Transplantation Strategy Event?

If not, we do apologise, we have experienced a few firewall issues. But the good news is that there is still time to register:

We are looking for delegates with a variety of backgrounds and interests to help us shape an exciting and ambitious new strategy for the next 5-10 years.

If you would be interested in attending one of these events, which will help us to develop the next vital chapter for Organ Donation and Transplantation in the UK, please visit our website and complete a registration form.

If you have any questions about the events, please do not hesitate to drop us an email:



The BTS Summer/Autumn Newsletter

The British Transplantation Society Summer/Autumn Newsletter is here including the latest news, reports and events.



Save the Date – BTS Annual Congress 2020

BTS Annual Congress 2020. 4th-6th March 2020, ICC Belfast.

3rd March – Presidents Dinner (Invite only)
5th March – Gala Dinner