Ensuring the highest standards of clinical echocardiography  for the benefit of patients

COVID-19 impact on accreditation and reaccreditation

The COVID-19 pandemic is already putting unprecedented strain on echo services and the British Society of Echocardiography understands the effect this will have on logbook collection. We also recognise that some members due to re-accredit in June have missed the opportunity to collect their final points due to the cancellation of key educational events. 

To help support candidates and members at this stressful time, the Society has established the following policies to cover logbook submissions and re-accreditation. 

  • Logbook submissions and re-accreditations for June 2020 will receive an automatic 3-month extension, no application required
  • Re-accreditation submissions due in June can receive up to 10 re-accreditation points waived due to the cancellation of various educational events

For the avoidance of doubt, candidates who were to sit the practical assessment on Sunday 22 March 2020 will not be given an automatic extension. 

British Society of Echocardiography accreditation is a formal process available to our members, which ultimately aims to ensure that high standards of clinical echocardiography are met and maintained for the benefit of patients.

Types of accreditation available