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TACO National Patient Safety Alert issued

A UK-wide national patient safety alert to address the rising deaths from TACO has been issued by MHRA on Thursday 04 April 2024: National Patient Safety Alert: Reducing risks for transfusion-associated circulatory overload (NatPSA/2024/004/MHRA) – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) This is also available on the CAS alert page.   An FAQ document and a gap analysis tool to […]

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Annual SHOT Reports Digital Object Identifiers (DOI)

Annual SHOT Reports Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) are now available on the SHOT website. A DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a string of numbers, letters and symbols used to uniquely identify an article or document, and to provide it with a permanent web address. These DOIs will help readers easily locate the Annual SHOT […]

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Now Live: SHOT, MHRA and UKTLC Hospital and Blood Service Laboratory Culture Survey!

This is your invitation to participate in SHOT, MHRA and UKTLC Hospital and Blood Service Laboratory Safety Culture Survey 2023! SHOT, MHRA and UK Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative are undertaking a project to measure and understand the safety culture in laboratories in hospitals and Blood Services in the UK. Click here for an information sheet which […]

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Paediatric Cases Cumulative Data page is now available

The Paediatric Cases Cumulative Data page is now available on the SHOT website. In this page it can be found data from 2007 to 2022, recent recommendations and relevant resources. Did you know that SHOT has included a separate chapter containing paediatric reports since 2007? The page can be accessed via this link: https://www.shotuk.org/resources/current-resources/data-drawers/paediatric-cases-cumulative-data/

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SCRIPT article published in Transfusion Medicine

SHOT UK Collaborative Reviewing and Reforming IT Processes in Transfusion (SCRIPT) survey: Laboratory information management systems: Are we ready for digital transformation? has now been published in Transfusion Medicine. The published article can be accessed via this link: http://doi.org/10.1111/tme.13010

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The 2021 Key Recommendations Survey is now available

A summary of the responses and key highlights of the 2021 Key Recommendations Survey is now available on the SHOT website and on the SHOT app. The SHOT team would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have completed the online survey. The document can be accessed here: 2021 Key Recommendations Survey or […]

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The SHOT webinars on accurate and complete patient identification for safe transfusion are now available!

In July 2023, it was presented two SHOT webinars focused on accurate and complete patient identification for safe transfusion. The webinars are now available to everyone. Click here to access them. Webinar of accurate complete patient identification for safe transfusion adults The first webinar was live on 11 July 2023. Members of the SHOT team […]

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2022 Annual SHOT Report published!

The 2022 Annual SHOT Report was launched on 4th July 2023 at the 2023 Annual SHOT Symposium, at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester. The full report and summary are available to download from the SHOT Annual Reports and Summaries page. Links to individual pdf chapters and additional information can be found by clicking here. Under Current Resources the […]

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Optimising learning from incidents – joint SHOT, MHRA and UKTLC webinar – Friday 9th June 12:00 – 13:30 BST

Optimising learning from incidents – joint SHOT, MHRA and UKTLC webinar – Friday 9th June 12:00 – 13:30 BST SHOT, MHRA and UKTLC are pleased to announce a joint webinar covering the importance of learning from incidents and the principles of investigating incidents ** Please click here to register**

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