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Message from the BSNR Executive

Results of the BSNR Constitution & Membership Survey

Dear Colleagues,

Thank you to those of you who contributed to the recent survey about two matters relating to the constitution and membership of the Society. The results were overwhelmingly in favour of the proposed changes. Each of the changes is of fundamental importance to the forward development of the BSNR. They will make the Society more resilient to face the future, and are an important step in developing the Society’s inclusivity. Firstly, there was overwhelming support for the BSNR to apply for the status of a Foundation Charitable Incorporated Organisation (ICO). This is important in terms of basic organisational functioning and resilience, for example in relation to management of financial affairs, including funding and sponsorship. A formal application has now been lodged with the Charity Commission.

Secondly, there was similar support for the introduction of a new, free associate membership category for trainees. This is a very significant development as it allows and encourages trainees of all seniority to engage with Neuroradiology at an early stage. It also assists greatly in the promotion and management of the new, webinar-based educational programme, which is key to engaging better and in promoting inclusivity. The new category will become active fairly shortly.

Thank you for your support.

All best wishes,

Daniel Birchall (President)

Harriet Joy (Honorary Secretary)

Dipayan Mitra (Treasurer)