...to promote and encourage for the public benefit the science and practice of clinical neurophysiology and related sciences
A joint meeting between BSCN and ANS was held on 3rd November 2016 at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, with 140 delegates attending. Links to all of the powerpoint presentations and posters can be found below.
The programme centred on sessions on NEAD and IONM. Draft national standards for EEG investigation of NEAD were presented. The standards will be amended following the discussion and circulated to ANS and BSCN for ratification.
The IONM session resulted in some suggestions for amendments to the national standards. Departments may obtain their individual results on application from Helen Grover helen.grover @nnuh.nhs.uk
2 talks on how to embark on the IQIPS process were given: the first from the departmental point of view and the second from the assessor’s angle.
A poster competition was held during the lunch break with 2 prizes awarded, one judged by Nick Kane for the BSCN, Kelly StPierre for the ANS and Santi Catania for the national audit group, the other by the delegates. The two winners were Bryony Carr and Andrew Lawley respectively. All posters were of a very high standard and were very varied in subject matter.
The last presentation was of the results of the on-line survey assessing whether the national audit projects and ensuing standards were considered helpful (they were!).
The meeting concluded with a discussion about suitable topics for the following round of projects out of which the following were selected:
Muscle selection for EMG in MND (Dr N Khalil London)
Sleep deprivation EEGs (Dr Andrew Lawley Birmingham)
Ambulatory EEG and Home VT (Dr Munni Ray Leeds)
The next joint national audit conference will take place in Autumn 2018
Welcome (Ros Kandler/Catherine Pang)
Diagnosis of NEAD (Markus Reuber)
Standards for EEG examination for NEAD
IQIPS: How to do it
Standards for IONM
Ros Kandler - Consultant clinical neurophysioloist, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Catherine Pang - Highly specialised clinical physiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
Markus Reuber - Professor of neurology, Universtiy of Sheffield
Kim Whitehead - Research clinical physiologist, University College Hospital, London
Ming Lai - Consultant clinical neurophysiologist, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle
Sarah Lawrence - Highly specialised clinical physiologist, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
Martyn Thompson - Highly specialised clinical physiologist, Leeds General Infirmary
Sara Callen - IQIPS technical assessor, UK Accreditation Service
Santi Catania - Consultant clinical neurophysiologist, National Hospital, London
Peter Walsh - Professional service manager, Southmead Hospital, Bristol
Brett Sanders - Highly specilised clinical physiologist, National Hospital, London
Helen Grover - Professional service manager, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich
Colin Shirley - Consultant clinical neurophysiologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Jeff Holman, Clinical physiologist, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth