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Issue 144 Summer 2022

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WHAT'S NEW? FOR YOU AT YOUR SOCIETY

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You can get more involved in a variety of the Society’s activities, or use our resources in your research and practice. Take a fresh look at what is on offer and how you can use your skills in different ways, supporting your work and the endocrine community.

TAKE ON A NEW ROLE WITHIN YOUR SOCIETY AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Look at our Council, Committee and Endocrine Network Convenor vacancies for a role that interests you and could challenge you in new ways. Society members are found in many different institutions, working different job plans, holding different experience from different backgrounds. You have many voices that collectively represent endocrinology.

We need many voices represented in the Society’s leadership, on our Council and Committees, so we can evolve and adapt to support endocrinology into the future. This especially important post-pandemic, as our members are facing new and different challenges that the Society needs to better understand.

Ruth Andrew

Ruth Andrew

By taking on one of these roles you will help make a difference. You will help support the next generation of endocrinologists, improve patient care and support people in making better decisions about their health. In doing so, you will expand your professional network and have the opportunity to use your skills in new ways.

We’d like to hear your voice.

“Working on Society activities will repay you in many more ways than you can possibly imagine, so get involved. Citizenship roles in the Society feel really rewarding, and will help you past bumps in your career where maybe your day-to-day work is not quite what you desire!" Ruth Andrew, General Secretary

“Putting together the SfE BES conference means working with interesting colleagues, horizon-scanning for the best endocrine science and clinical practice, and is intrinsically rewarding." Rob Semple, Programme Secretary

Apply for our current vacancies by 5 September 2022

INSPIRE SCHOOLCHILDREN INTO STEM CAREERS

Become a schools outreach volunteer to share your passion for endocrinology and science with schoolchildren across the UK. Our Public Engagement Committee has set up a new ‘virtual classroom’ event.

Find out how you can get involved!

CATCH UP WITH ESSENTIAL SOCIETY SESSIONS ON DEMAND

Don’t forget that you can log in to the Members’ Area on the Society website, to catch up with our collection of online sessions, which has flourished over the last two years. You can find all our Clinical, Research, Nurse and Career Skills Webinars, as well as sessions from SfE BES 2020 Online.

Log into the Members Area

HELP SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON HORMONES IN THE MEDIA

Share your expertise and help improve science and health reporting by becoming a Society Media Ambassador. With guidance and support from the Society’s press office, you can provide expert comments or interviews to journalists reporting on endocrinology-related topics.

Read our quick guide to becoming a Media Ambassador and sign up. Our Public Engagement Committee organises training opportunities, and support from our press office can help you gain confidence when communicating with journalists.

Giles Yeo

Giles Yeo

“It is also important to highlight to the general public that the scientific process involves debate and evidence. We are paid to argue with each other until we come to a consensus, and then we move on – that is how science works. So, if you happen to be a real expert in an area where there are people being ‘passionately ignorant’, you should speak up, or someone far less qualified than you will!" Giles Yeo

Find out more about media engagement

HELP CHAMPION UNDERSTANDING OF HORMONES AND THEIR HEALTH IMPACT

Spread the word about our website You and Your Hormones as an educational resource to your students, patients, families, friends and even your kids’ schools. This valuable resource achieved an Association for Science Education (ASE) Green Tick last year: the result of updates by our Public Engagement Committee, as part of the Society’s mission to promote accurate knowledge. Now more easily searchable, mobile-friendly and image-driven, it should be the first port of call for authoritative, expert and engaging information about hormones. 

'Love this podcast! The host has a really clever way of breaking down the information from the experts to make it fun and easy to understand! Will be recommending to friends! Really interesting.' Apple podcast review

And don’t forget the Society’s award-winning podcast series, Hormones: The Inside Story, featuring our experts exploring big questions in health and busting some ‘hormone myths’ along the way.

Listen to the podcast

ACCESS THE COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

The Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing aims to enhance the clinical care received by adults with an endocrine disorder. It focuses on core knowledge, skills and interventions that are specific to adult endocrine nurses.

Our Nurse Committee is updating the content of the Framework, as well as launching it as an interactive digital resource. French, German, Polish and Spanish translations are already available, with Dutch, Hindi, Italian, Mandarin and Russian in the pipeline.

Learn more about the framework

GET THE ENDOCRINE COMMUNITY’S INPUT INTO YOUR SURVEYS

Send us your audits, surveys and research projects to share with Society members, and you will benefit from a wider reach and range of insight. Don’t forget to provide your input into the open research projects.

Learn more and share your work!

 

USE OUR RESOURCE HUB TO PROMOTE GOOD CLINICAL PRACTICE

Your new Resource Hub is a member-curated, online repository for materials and tools relating to good clinical practice. It contains protocols, templates and more to help our members learn from each other. From setting up new clinics to revamping patient communications, using these resources means you don’t have to do all the hard work from scratch. Its creation was an important output from the Society’s Future of Endocrinology working group and it is available via the Members’ Area of our website.

It includes content created by Society members, and resources from their institutions or from external societies and organisations, including patient support groups. Overseen by our Clinical Committee, this live depository will continue to grow with your help, and support our members to deliver the best possible patient care.

Current sections include Patient Safety, Research, Patient Support Groups, recommendations from Defining the Future of Endocrinology and general resources. Future developments will enable you to comment on individual resources, rate them and upload your own resources directly.

Resources can be documents, templates, videos, links to other websites or anything that could be useful to share with the wider membership in relation to best clinical practice.

If you have a resource to add now, please send it to resourcehub@endocrinology.org




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