National Thrombosis Survey Report 2021

Thrombosis UK are sharing the recently published National Thrombosis Survey Report, developed in collaboration with NHS GIRFT (Getting It Right First Time) and the VTE Exemplar Network. You can download and read the full report here.

As you may be aware, the GIRFT national programme is designed to improve the treatment and care of patients through in-depth review of services, benchmarking, and presenting a data-driven evidence base to support change.

Run between 2019-2020, the National Thrombosis Survey, examined hospital-acquired thromboembolism (HA-VTE) utilising GIRFT’s established methodology to gather and analyse data on the rates of hospital-acquired VTE and evidence recommendations to improve:

  • Prevention
  • Cost savings
  • Patient outcomes

Thrombosis UK was delighted to be part of this innovative project which has now provided evidenced and reasoned recommendations for current practice to improve effective and efficient thrombosis prevention and management of hospital acquired thrombosis without the need for radical change or additional investment.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Job Category: Teaching, Research & Scholarship
Vacancy Type: Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Duration: 18 months
Employment: Type Full time

Closing Date  01/11/2021

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join the Faculty of Science and Engineering, within the School of Life Sciences. This British Heart Foundation-supported project, will build on preliminary work that has shown that agonist stimulation of human platelets results in fluctuations in the concentration of intraplatelet zinc, consistent with a role as a secondary messenger. The project involves investigating the mechanisms responsible for platelet zinc fluctuations, and to examine physiological platelet responses to increased cytosolic zinc. This work will provide a better understanding of zinc-dependent messaging in platelets, and is likely to be of considerable influence to the regulation of platelet signalling pathways involved in normal haemostasis and pathogenic thrombus formation.

For more information and to apply click here

Committee promotion news

Congratulations to the following committee members on their recent promotion:

Neil Moran has been promoted to Professor Cardiovascular Genetics at Univ of Birmingham

Craig Hughes has been promoted to Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Biology at University of Reading

BSHT Summer Studentship award scheme 2021

Congratulations to the recipients of the BSHT summer studentship award scheme

Student:                Louis De Bernard
Supervisor:          Gael Morrow
Institute:               University of Aberdeen

Student:                Amar Bhagania
Supervisor:          Joana Campos
Institute:               University of Birmingham

Student:                Eima Karim
Supervisor:          Sarah Jones
Institute:               Manchester Metropolitan University

Congratulations to the awardees at the BSHT Virtual Scientific Meeting 2021:

Winner of the Scientist in Training Award: Yu Shi (University of Leeds) for her talk on “Neutrophils can Promote Clotting via FXI and Impact Clot Structure via Neutrophil Extracellular Traps in a Distinctive Manner in vitro”

Runner-up: Matt Sims (University of Cambridge) for his talk on “A common factor V haplotype that protects against venous thrombosis results in a tissue factor pathway inhibitor-alpha dependent prolongation of lag time to thrombin generation”