The Professional Guidance Group

The PGG is responsible for Recommended Procedures and Clinical Guidance, an area where BSA has an international reputation. A key development will be NICE accreditation of these documents. This will enhance the quality, status, and consistency across all of our documents. It will also raise the profile of BSA and Audiology with links from NICE/NHS Evidence websites. This is a huge undertaking for BSA and the Professional Guidance Group in terms of effort and resources.

The PGG aims to promote high standards of professional practice in audiology, with particular focus on cross- and multi-disciplinary issues, through:

  1. The production, dissemination, coordination and maintenance of practice guidance (including recommended procedures, guidelines, minimum training standards and study days). Promoting high standards of practice through:

2. Working in partnership with other groups interested in promoting good practice and with other stakeholders

Members of the Group

Donna Corrigan (Chair)

Samantha Batty (Vice Chair)

Barry Downes

Robert Rendell

Hema Bath

Andrew Horsfall

Jay Jindal

Paul White

For information on how the BSA processes and manages Practice Guidance documents and the consultations we undertake please click here Managing Practice Guidance

Conflict of Interest

All authors complete a declaration of interests form. The Chair of the Professional Guidance Group (PGG) and the Lead of the working/authorship group are responsible for scrutinising the declarations of interest to assess any conflicts of interest relating to the document to be produced. If the Chair of the PGG or the Lead of the working /authorship group has a potential conflict of interest, declarations will be scrutinised by the Vice-Chair of the PGG or other nominated PGG member not affected by a conflict of interest. In the event that a conflict of interest is identified which affects the role of the PGG Chair or Lead of the working group, they will be asked to withdraw from any involvement and alternatives without any conflict of interest agreed.

Translations Policy

On occasions people approach the PGG to translate the guidance we have. For access to our translations policy please click here British Society of Audiology Translationas for Practice Guidance Policy