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Cardiac sonographer

Location: Sydney, Australia


Cardiac sonographer or cardiac physiologist

Location: Hawke's Bay, NZ


Cardiac sonographer

Location: Auckland, NZ


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Logbook Portal Update


As of January 2020, all logbook submissions will need to be made through the online logbook portal.


As of January 2020, all logbook submissions will need to be made through the online logbook portal.

The user-friendly portal will replace the time-consuming process of printing and manually anonymising reports. All candidates can now take advantage of the online logbook portal to upload their 250 reports and anonymise these online.

What we need to know before granting you access to the portal:

  • Type of accreditation: this is to assign you with the correct logbook template.
  • Your membership number: only subscribed members can take advantage of using the portal.
  • Written exam pass: If yes, include the pass email/ pdf. If no, you can still use the portal, just provide the accreditation type.
  • Extension granted: include proof of number of months approved.

Requests must include the type of accreditation (e.g Level 1, TTE, TOE, Stress, Critical Care etc) and membership number.

Email your request noting the above to

Please find the portal user guide along with a accreditation process guide under the 'Related Downloads' section on the right.

There have been a few issues with NHS IT security blocking direct messages from the portal. This has occurred when trying to reach out to Head of Echoes. We suggest that an alternative email address is used when validating logbooks.

Council elections web*

Council elections now open

Voting closes: Friday 27 September 2019

In the last edition of ECHO we placed a call for nominees to sit on the BSE Council for a three year term running from October 2019 to October 2022.

The following members have been nominated and are standing for one of three seats.

We now invite you to view the nominee statements below and to vote for up to three to sit on the council.

Please do use this opportunity to select who will represent you. There are many changes happening in the world of echocardiography and the elected council members are there to work on your behalf with the Department of Health, Academy of Healthcare Science and other professional bodies.

Voting will open on Friday 13 September 2019 and close on Friday 27 September 2019. The successful candidates will be announced at the next AGM on Thursday 10 October 2019.




Sitali Mushemi-Blake
Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

I am a Cardiac Physiologist working in London with over 18 years' experience in Echocardiography.

The BSE has recently adapted its organizational operation to scale for its growing membership base - currently over 3,300 members distributed in 30 countries worldwide. I have a strong passion in many areas of clinical echocardiography, including teaching and research.  I feel I can to contribute to the BSE's growth and continuing success in these areas.

In the past year while the Society was stabilising its office, it came across significant unforeseen financial challenges that have resulted in heightened pressure to increase its efficiency with limited resources. I am keen to help us face these challenges.  I seek to increase my contribution to the Society's vision and further represent the wider BSE membership.

Claire Colebourn
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

I am an intensive care physician who uses echo daily in my working practice.  I also undertake a weekly outpatient all-comers echo clinic alongside my sonographer colleagues, teaching in both settings.

I have worked on accreditation for the BSE over the last ten years.  I have written and revised the accreditation curricula, helped to develop the new practical accreditation processes and examined both as part of the team and lately as chief examiner.

In my role as chair of accreditation which I have held for the past two years I have overseen the delivery of five different echo subspecialties including the introduction of the new Level I echo accreditation.

My interaction with all of these subspecialty areas, both clinically and as chair puts me in a strong position to represent the views and needs of all of our delegate, whatever their clinical background and arena of work.

Tom Ingram
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

I am a Cardiologist working in Shropshire. I am the current Chair of the BSE Clinical Standards committee and within this role have been heavily involved in developing the Echo Quality Framework, a toolkit designed to assist departments in ensuring their work is consistently of high quality and relevant to clinical practice.

There are many challenges facing echo units, for example the new Long-Term NHS plan and the necessity for clear standards in echo service provision.  I am committed to maintaining the BSE's position as one of the leading authorities in these areas. If elected I will also ensure the Society remains focussed on the importance of patient involvement in designing echo services and that it remains neutral in relation to specific disciplines, focussing primarily on echocardiography as a diagnostic tool.

I appreciate you reading my statement and if elected hope you will hold me to my values outlined above.

Judith (Jude) Skipper
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

After a couple of years away from Council for family reasons, I'm itching to get back!

I'm a Cardiac Physiologist from Essex working in a very large and busy DGH. Although it has a different meaning in this area, to me TOWIE means The Only Way is Echo!

I firmly believe that one of BSE's key strengths is the commitment of our medical colleagues however I also feel it is essential that we as a group have strong representation on Council to convey the increasing pressures we face on a day to day basis with the ever increasing demand and targets that we are expected to meet within the same resources!

I am extremely approachable and always willing to listen and help. I would welcome the opportunity to serve again as an elected member of Council so that I can ensure that our views are expressed.

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Telephone issues

The BSE office is having problems with the telephone lines on Monday 19 August 2019.

Please bear with us as we are experiencing telephone issues on Monday 19 August 2019.

Please contact us by email instead.

AGM web*

Annual general meeting 2019

Our AGM will take place on Thursday 10 October 2019.

Thursday 10 October 2019, 6.00 pm - 7.00 pm

Notice is hereby given that this year's Annual General Meeting of the British Society of Echocardiography (the "Company") will be held at the Birmingham International Conference Centre, Birmingham on Thursday 10 October 2019 to transact the business set out below.


To receive and approve the draft accounts of the Company for the financial year ended 31 March 2019 together with the report of the directors.


To transact any other business appropriate to be considered at an Annual General Meeting,


(a)    apologies for absence;

(b)    to receive and approve the minutes of the 2018 Annual General Meeting;

(c)     notification of deaths;

(d)    Company activities;

(e)    Honorary Secretary's Report, including the election of new Council members and membership summary;

(f)      Honorary Treasurer's Report;

(g)    appointment of the Company's bankers, lawyers and independent financial examiner;

  1. Accreditation report
  2. Communication report
  3. Departmental Accreditation report
  4. Education report
  5. President's address;

(h)    Presidential handover

(i)      any other business, including matters arising from the 2018 Annual General Meeting minutes and not dealt with elsewhere or any matters raised by members and not covered elsewhere in the Agenda. To ensure an accurate reply, any questions to be raised here must be notified to the President at least 48 hours prior to the Annual General Meeting.

By order of the Board

Keith Pearce, President


British Society of Echocardiography
The Print Rooms, 164-180 Union Street, London, SE1 0LH

Note to the Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Company

A member may appoint a proxy to attend the Annual General Meeting on their behalf. Please contact Jane Lynch, Honorary Secretary for further details.


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