Promoting and supporting
in the British Isles
The British Hyperbaric Association is announcing the annual
Joseph Priestley Essay Prize
The essay should be 1600–2000 words with the topic including some aspect of diving or oxygen therapy. It may incorporate historical, practical, clinical facets, or reflect on matters of a social, political, commercial or technological nature. The essay is not intended to be a research proposal or primer. Three judges the chair of the British Hyperbaric Association, the editor of the journal Diving and Hyperbaric and head of Diving Medicine Royal Navy, Institute of Naval Medicine, Alverstoke, will choose the winner. The best essay will be awarded the Joseph Priestley Essay award, with a £1000 cash prize. The essay will be published in the year end issue of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine. All GMC registered doctors are eligible, this includes those in training with provisional GMC registration. The essay prize may qualify for entry into a medical schools Scholarship and Special Interest Program. Submission opens midnight 1 January 2023 and closes midnight 1 October 2023 all entrants will be notified of the winner on 1 November 2023. Entries must be submitted to email@example.com as a PDF, using Arial font size 12. Points for clarification may be submitted to the same address.
The British Hyperbaric Association is a charitable organisation promoting and supporting the use of hyperbaric medicine in the British Isles.
The BHA operates a helpline which offers emergency medical advice to divers and healthcare professionals caring for divers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This service is not commissioned by the NHS and is provided free of charge on behalf of the BHA.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a treatment which significantly increases the amount of oxygen available to the body’s tissues, thereby creating an environment that is more conducive to healing certain conditions.
Membership of the British Hyperbaric Association is made up of representatives from hyperbaric facilities all around the British Isles.
Many of us have always wanted to combine diving and our medical work, and Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine is a chance to do this.
6 December 2022
Joseph Priestley Essay Prize
The British Hyperbaric Association (registered charity number 1181089) is announcing the annual “Joseph Priestley Prize” essay competition. The essay should be 1600-2000 words with the topic including some aspect of diving or hyperbaric oxygen therapy. It may incorporate historical, practical,…
12 September 2022
BHA Statement on Provision of Mild HBOT
The British Hyperbaric Association (BHA) is a charitable organisation promoting and supporting the safe and appropriate use of hyperbaric medicine in the British Isles. The BHA supports the view of the American Medical Association (AMA) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in opposing the unsafe provision…
30 May 2022
Diver safety up in the air by Gerard Laden Hull Hyperbaric Chamber
A simple Saturday evening took a turn when Mimir Marine the UK based global lead in hyperbaric and saturation diver rescue received a call following damage to an in county (BP Baku owned) Hyperbaric Reception Facility (HRF) rending it unserviceable,…