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SHOT member shortlisted for IBMS award

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that SHOT’s Human Factors expert, Dr Alison Watt, has been shortlisted for the award of Biomedical Scientist of the Year, part of the Advancing Healthcare Awards (AHA).

This nomination comes following Alison’s groundbreaking doctoral research into the area of human factors in transfusion.

Best of luck to Alison, and all the other nominees! 

SHOT Bite No 11: Respiratory symptoms during transfusion

SHOT Bites_pulmonary complications final 20.01.2020

UK Transfusion Laboratories Culture Survey Report 2019

The report from the 2019 survey of culture prevalent in transfusion laboratories across UK undertaken as a joint venture by Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Authority (MHRA), UK Transfusion Laboratory Collaborative (UKTLC), Serious Hazards of transfusion (SHOT), Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) and the Transfusion Laboratory Managers Working Group of the National Blood Transfusion Committee (TLM) has been released and can be accessed below.

Transfusion Laboratories Culture Survey Report

UKTLC Survey 2019

A biennial survey is sent out to all transfusion laboratories in the UK who report to the Serious Hazards of Transfusion (SHOT) haemovigilance scheme and is intended to represent a ‘snapshot’ of working conditions within the laboratory on a single day.

UKTLC Survey 2019

NEW! SHOT Educational Videos

SHOT have recently produced some educational videos, which are now available to view here

There are 4 videos available so far:

Transfusion Laboratory Errors
Pulmonary Complications of Transfusion
Pre-transfusion blood sampling (produced by PBM in conjunction with SHOT)
The pre-administration blood component transfusion bedside check (produced by PBM in conjunction with SHOT)

Watch this space for more to come in the future…..

2018 Annual SHOT Report published!

The 2018 Annual SHOT Report was launched on 9th July 2019 at the SHOT Symposium, at the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, Harpenden.

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 the ‘Supplementary info.‘ link underneath the main report icon on the above page.

Invitation for expressions of interest to join the SHOT Working Expert Group (WEG)

The SHOT Working Expert Group (WEG) has a vacancy in analysis of Anti-D Ig and invites suitable candidates to apply.

This is a voluntary role with no remuneration.

The activities and responsibilities of the WEG are described here.

Applicants should state how they have expertise in this area, provide a CV to demonstrate that, and details of two referees. Please contact the SHOT office for further information 0161 423 4208.

Applications should be sent electronically to Dr Shruthi Narayan at

SHOT Symposium – Abstract Deadline EXTENDED!

Abstracts are invited for poster presentation at the Annual SHOT Symposium, Tuesday 9th July 2019 at Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2JQ.

The 2 best abstracts will be given a 10-minute oral slot in the 2019 SHOT Symposium programme.

The 3 abstract topics this year are Transfusion Education, Audit, Quality Improvement Projects. Abstract guidance, submission forms and further information can be found at:

The deadline for submissions is Friday 17th May 2019.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

Human Factors Conference 2019

Bringing together professionals from across high-risk industries, the UK’s first inter-agency human factors conference returns to the iconic Concorde at Manchester Airport on the 16th and 17th May 2019.

For more information, click HERE


SHOT Symposium 2019 – Registration is now OPEN!!

SHOT Symposium 2019, July 9th

Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, Harpenden, Hertfordshire, AL5 2JQ

Please click the button below for our Annual SHOT Symposium 2019 page 

Symposium registration