Standards Committee


Peter Andrews
Chair (term 2017-2020)

Peter’s roles include Consultant Nephrologist, Reader in Renal Medicine and Clinical Director of the SW Thames Renal & Transplantation Unit. Specialist interest in renal transplantation. Chair of Standards Committee of the British Transplantation Society.


The British Transplantation Society Standards Committee is responsible for commissioning and writing new standards in transplantation, reviewing existing standards and working with experts in the field.

Elected Member


Liset Pengel
Term 2017-2020

Roles and responsibilities

  • Establishing a review process for existing BTS standards
  • Identifying areas of transplantation where standards are required
  • Commissioning/writing of new standards
  • Agreeing, method to methods and base to bases
  • Collaborating with relevant experts and partner organisations
  • Producing a rolling work plan
  • Ensuring BTS executive sign off of all guideline documents
  • Working with the executive, secretariat and web manager to agree a publication strategy


The Chair and Vice Chair of the committee will be elected by the society in a free ballot. This will be organised by the Electoral Reform Services to coincide with the other elections of the BTS.

The tenure of the Chair and Vice Chair shall be four years. The posts will be elected at alternate two-yearly intervals to allow for continuity of service. The Chair and Vice Chair of the committee shall be eligible for re-election for a further four year term. The Chair and Vice Chair of the committee shall not, in addition, be members of the Executive of the BTS.

Reflecting the sensitive work of the committee, candidates for election to the post of Chair or Vice Chair must:

  • Have been members of the BTS for at least three years by the date of election
  • Include a Full Declaration of Competing Interests in their candidate statement at the time of election, in a form determined by the Executive of the BTS
  • Not hold paid advisory positions which might be perceived to represent conflicts of interest with the work of the committee
  • Be approved by the Executive of the BTS prior to putting their names forward for election

The Chair and Vice Chair shall have the power to co-opt up to 3 other members as appropriate from the BTS membership. These may be generalist members to assist with the day-to-day work of the committee, or specialist members co-opted for the production of specific guidelines. If the committee wishes to co-opt more than three other members, this should first be approved by Council.

All members will be required to complete an annual Declaration of Interests

The committee will conduct its activities either by email or in person and report on its activities to the Executive and Council of the BTS through the chair. A written report should be produced for each meeting of Council. These terms of reference shall be reviewed after three years.




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