What’s new

A message from the Chief Medical Officer contains an update on the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EBV), and to remind of the need to be vigilant for cases imported to the UK. A full alert is available (click title above) including further information on identifying and managing possible cases of EBV and actions for all clinicians to ensure preparedness for the possibility of an imported case in the UK.


Talk by Professor Robert Colebunders from Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, one of the world’s leading authorities on VHF


*Ebola update*

Everything you wanted to know about the clinical management of Ebola and the practicalities of infection control - by Dr Stephen Mepham, part of the Royal Free team that managed the first case of Ebola in the UK.

 Where did Ebola come from? Viral evolution and current Ebola epidemic by Derek Gatherer, Virologist at Lancaster University.

Further information, including the final meeting programme and registration details, now available. Click for Programme and Flyer


The British Medical Association (BMA) awards research grants each year (totalling approximately £500,000) to encourage and further medical research in a variety of areas. One of these grants, the H C Roscoe, funds research into the elimination of the common cold and/or other viral diseases of the human respiratory system. Applications are invited from BMA members or research scientists working with a BMA member. Research proposals and can be for either research in progress or prospective research. The closing date for applications is Monday 9th March 2015


Royal College of Physicians’ survey of members and fellows on assisted dying

The Royal College of Physicians London are currently surveying their members on the topic of assisted dying. If you are a member of the RCP you should have received a communication (either by email or by post) inviting you to respond to the survey. We would encourage you to respond to this survey as it is essential the result is informed by a broad range of physicians from across all specialties.If you have not received details of the survey please contact RCP London on: enquiries@rcplondon.ac.uk or 020 3075 1539.


The Regional Educational Workshops are jointly hosted by BSAC, HIS and BIA. This year’s workshops will focus on improving knowledge of sepsis and aim to help deliver the best care to the patient. Workshops will take place during October-December 2014.

Summer Newsletter 2014

Group A strep genetic study

Upcoming Events

FIS 2014                                              23-26 November                    Harrogate



(Click on job title for further info)

Locum Consultant in Infectious Diseases/General Medicine

Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

3 months initially; starting asap


Non-Clinical Lecturer in Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance and Infectious Diseases

Imperial College London, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

Full-time, fixed term appointment (3 years)

Closing date: 11th November 2014


Clinical Senior Lecturer in Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Antimicrobial Resistance

Imperial College London, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine

Full-time, fixed term appointment (3 years)

Closing date: 11th November 2014


WHO/MSF RECRUITMENT INITIATIVE - Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak